Whitman County Genealogical Society Gleanings from Selected Newspapers


Whitman County Genealogical Society

is pleased to announce the publication of a new book

Whitman County, Washington Territory:
Gleanings from Selected Newspapers
with Every Name Index

The 243 page spiral bound book with laminated covers compiled by Mary Bybee Simonsen in cooperation with WCGS, contains 194 pages of gleanings, plus an index of over 5,000 different names.  There were many newspapers in Whitman County from 1877-1886, but most gleanings were extracted from the Palouse Gazette, the Washington Democrat (both Colfax, W.T. newspapers), and the Palouse News (a Palouse City, W.T. newspaper), plus a few other area newspapers.  The extractions were done from microfilm at Washington State University Holland Library in Pullman, WA.  Every readable issue of these newspapers during this time period was reviewed for possible gleanings.  Most gleanings are from records, such as births, marriages, divorces, deaths, and land records, plus other interesting items related to the area.   Some articles, especially land records, were too faint to read, so the gleaning was edited.  Full articles may be read at a facility having these microfilmed newspapers.  A sample page from the book is printed with this flyer.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

After Sept. 30, 2016 each book will sell for $25.
The book is also available in pdf format on a CD for $15 (no discount price).
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All prices include tax & shipping.
Make check payable to WCGS and mail to:
WCGS, P.O. Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163
(Orders will be mailed in October 2016).

2 comments on “Whitman County Genealogical Society Gleanings from Selected Newspapers

  1. C Irwin says:

    Is there an index to this book that can be viewed prior to purchase?

    • Monica Peters says:

      There is not an index to the book that can be viewed prior to purchase. But I would be happy to look for a few names (2-3 or so) for you (complimentary). Please go to the Whitman County Genealogical Society website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wawcgs/ and click on research and then go to the bottom of that page and click on research coordinator and your e-mail will come directly to me and you can give me the names in which you are interested. Thank you.

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