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Newspapers provide a picture of the day to day lives of our ancestors and the areas where they lived. Look for obituaries, lists of burial permits, births, and marriages. Articles may be found about ancestors who participated in government, social or sporting events, or received awards. Court cases and crimes were reported in the newspapers. Foreign language newspapers existed in St. Louis for several languages and many of the municipalities had their own newspapers.

Elements of the citation could include: the author of the article, the title of the newspaper, the title of the article, the date of publication, the page and column, the title of the Web page, and URL.

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Foreign Language “[Title of article,”] [add the word obituary if applicable], [Title of newspaper], [(location, if not part of Title of newspaper)], [date], p. [number], col. [number]. “[Title of article,”] [Title of newspaper], [date]. [State]. [City]. Title of newspaper]. [Span of years searched or exact date of newspaper].
Example "Todes–Anzeigen: Elizabeth Henriette Frank," obituary, Westliche Post (St. Louis, Missouri), 15 November, 1888, p. 4, col. 5. "Todes–Anzeigen: Elizabeth Henriette Frank," Westliche Post, 15 November 1888. Missouri. City of St. Louis. Westliche Post, 15 November 1888.
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Microfilm “[Title of article],” OR [“Obituary: Name of person,”] [Name of Newspaper], [City (if not included in title of newspaper), State] [date of newspaper], page [page number]: [column number]; microfilm image. “[Title of article],” OR [“Obituary: Name of person,”] [Name of Newspaper], [date of newspaper]. [State]. [City]. [Title of Newspaper]. [Span of years searched or exact date of newspaper]. Microfilm image.
Example "Deaths: Fagyal, Stephen Z." St. Louis (Missouri) Post-Dispatch, 7 October 1962, p. 1D: 3, microfilm image. “Deaths: Fagyal, Stephen Z.,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 October 1962. Missouri. City of St. Louis. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1904-2011. Microfilm image.
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Online image [Author], [“Title of Article,”], [Name of newspaper], [date of newspaper], [Edition] [(URL]: [access date)], [specific content]; [source of the source]. [Author], [“Title of Article,”], [specific content]; [source of the source]. [Author]. [“Title of Article.”] [Name of newspaper], [date of newspaper]. [URL]: [access date].
Example "Fred Orlando, 67; Owned Series of Taverns," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 24 August 1997, Five Star Lift, News; digital images, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com: 18 October 2008), citing original p. 13D. "Fred Orlando, 67; Owned Series of Taverns," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, citing original p. 13D. "Fred Orlando, 67; Owned Series of Taverns." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 24 August 1997. Digital images. http://www. genealogybank.com : 2008.

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