Ashton Newspaper Indexes
The Lee County Genealogical Society has filmed and indexed the Ashton newspapers listed below. Digital copies of these newspapers are available at the Ashton Library, and at the Lee County Genealogical. The indexes are available here by the courtesy of the Lee County Genealogical Society, and at the Lee County Genealogical Societies library, The Family Tree Center.
If you find entries you are interested in, fill out the Request for Copies form and send it to the Lee County Genealogical Society.
Title: Ashton Sentinel, 18 issues from 1873 to 1887
Issues; 2 Aug 1873, 31 Oct 1879, 16 Jan, 27 Feb 1880, 9 Jun 1882, 16 Feb 1883, 11 Jul 1874, 9 Oct 1885,
22 Jan, 12 Feb, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 8 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov 1886, 21 Jan, 26 Mar, 23 Apr 1887.
Title: Ashton Press, 1889, weekly newspaper; 49 issues available
Title: Ashton Gazette, 1895 - Present
The Ashton Gazette, 1895-1915 Index, which includes the Ashton Sentinel & Ashton Press, can be purchased form the Society, in traditional book format.
Important Please Read
Index lists everyone regardless of the entries importance. Because of the style of news reporting in the late 1800's many important events just mentioned individuals. Events like births, deaths and marriages, didn't always give complete information.
Some of the types of newspaper entries that were indexed are; vital records, family relationships and lists. Some of the lists were for school or jury duty. Entries that show relationships: s⁄o is son of, f⁄o is father of, d⁄o daughter of, etc....
Please look at the description carefully before asking for copies of the entries. Before you request copies of entries please consider having the name researched. A research request covers this index and many more. See the research policy for more information.
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