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Newspapers on Microfilm

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Lauderdale County (1826–)

American Democrat (a Know-Nothing paper) Two extant issues. September 11th and 18th , 1856.

Florence Banner. *

  • 1883 – 1890
  • 1892.

Flor-Ala. (Florence Normal/Florence State/UNA paper) 1931– *

Florence Appeal. August, 1896.

Florence Democrat. 1899 – 1900. **

Florence Enquirer. March 23, 1840 – March 31, 1847. Scattered issues.

Florence Evening Bulletin. February – May, 1901. *

Florence Gazette (Florence’s first paper, founded in 1818). **

  • 1825 (one issue)
  • 1827 (one issue)
  • 1855 (two issues)
  • October, 1858 – April, 1863. Scattered issues.

Florence Gazette.

  • 1875.
  • March 6, 1878 – Dec. 25, 1880.

Florence Gazette. Jan. 5, 1893 – Dec. 26, 1895. **

Florence Herald (formerly the Florence Wave). June 22, 1889 – April 24, 1975. **

Florence Herald-Picture. April 24, 1975 – Feb. 17, 1982. *

Florence Journal. 1865 – March 29, 1871. **

Florence Standard-Journal. June 29, 1897 – October 7, 1898.

Florence Times/Florence Times-News/Tri-Cities Daily/Times Daily. This paper began in June of 1890.

  • July 4, 1890 – present

Florence Times-Journal. February 26, 1873 – October 7, 1874. **

Florence Tribune. January 4, 1934 – November 15, 1934.

Florence Wave. 1886 – June, 1889. *

Lauderdale Journal. October 23, 1896 – January 22, 1897.

Lauderdale News. December, 1879 – November, 1883. Incomplete issues. *

Lauderdale Times. April 11, 1871 – November 19, 1872.**

North Alabama Farm and Home (Florence). April 6, 1875. Only known issue.

Florence North Star. February – December, 1884. *

Rogersville News . July, 1919 – 1920. *

Times and Journal. November 27, 1872 – February 19, 1873. **

The Watcher. (Florence African-American). August, 1888 – May, 1889. *

Waterloo Tribune. February, 25 – October 8, 1897.

* Available only at Collier Library on the UNA Campus
**Available at Public Library and Collier.

Note: Reference keeps the paper copies of the Times Daily until we get the microfilm. We normally get the current month on microfilm two/three months later. We also have published obituary indices for the Florence Times, 1890 – 1947; Times Daily, 1985 – 1987, 1989 – 1997; Florence Herald, 1919, 1955 – 1968. This is a work in progress. Many of these indices are also on Pat Mahan’s Lauderdale County Genealogy site. She also coordinates the Colbert County site, which is linked to Lauderdale.

 


Colbert County (1872-1969)
Note: Colbert was a part of Franklin County until 1867, at which time it became a separate county.

Alabamian Dispatch (Tusc.)

  • August 1, 1907 – December 29, 1916
  • January 23 – December 26, 1918
  • January 2, 1920 – December 25, 1924

American Star (African-Amer. Tusc.)

  • January 9, 1901 – December 15, 1907
  • January, 1908 – December, 1912

The Clarion! (Tusc.) March 21, 1885 – December 30, 1886.

Colbert County Banner (Tusc.) March 21, 1895 – June 13, 1896.

Colbert County Reporter (Tusc.) 1911 – 1969. Some issues and years missing.

The Leighton News.

  • February, 1894 – December 31, 1897 (Note: in book format)
  • January 1, 1913 – December 25, 1915

The Muscle Shoals Advertiser. February 13, 1942 – December 29, 1944.

North Alabamian (Tusc.)

  • April 4, 1872 – December 25, 1873
  • January 6, 1876 – July 24, 1907

The Reaper (Sheff.) January 19, 1901 – December 24, 1904.

Sheffield Daily Enterprise. 1885-1886.

Sheffield Enterprise.

  • January – December, 1889
  • January, 1891 – June 15, 1893.

Sheffield Reaper.

  • March 9, 1891 – December 31, 1892
  • May 18, 1905 – December 20, 1906
  • January 2, 1908 – December 24, 1909
  • January 6, 1911 – November 15, 1912
  • January 8, 1915 – December 3, 1915

Sheffield Record. January 8 – December 3, 1898.

Sheffield Standard.

  • November 11, 1893 – December 24, 1896
  • December 10, 1898 – December 22, 1916
  • January 2, 1920 – May 26, 1939

Sheffield Times. March 14 – October 10, 1891.

Standard and Times (Sheff.) 1934-1936.

Tuscumbia Democrat. March 27, 1879 – February 15, 1883.

Tuscumbia Dispatch. January 1, 1903 – July 20, 1907.

Tuscumbia Times. January 1, 1925 – May 26, 1939.

Weekly Dispatch (Tusc.)

  • October 19, 1886 – December 17, 1889
  • June 20, 1896 – December 29, 1898
  • May 25, 1899 – December 25, 1902

West Colbert News (Cherokee). 1915-1916. One roll.**

 


Franklin County, Alabama (1824-1866)
Note: Colbert split from Franklin in 1867.

Franklin Chronicle (Tusc.) April – July 16, 1829.

Franklin County Times (Russ.) June 7, 1915 – February 3, 1920.

Franklin Times (Russ.) September 22, 1899 – February 24, 1914.

North Alabamian (Tusc.) December, 1836 – May 11, 1866. Incomplete, scattered issues.

The Tuscumbian. September 8, 1824 – January 27, 1827.

The Tuscumbia Enquirer. October 27, 1852 – October 17, 1855. Scattered, incomplete issues.

The Tuscumbia Patriot May 26 – August 18, 1827. Incomplete, scattered issues.

 


Lawrence County, Alabama (1858-1922)
Note: We have book abstracts of marriages and obituaries from the Moulton papers from 1855–1905.

Moulton Advertiser. January 6, 1871 – December 24, 1922.

Moulton Democrat. January 20, 1855 – December 4, 1858. Incomplete issues.

 


Limestone County, Alabama (1867-1900)


Note: We have book abstracts of death notices and obituaries for the Weekly Post for 1869 and other Limestone papers for 1828 – 1891.

Athens Array. November 3, 1899 – November 9, 1900.

Athens Weekly Post. February 21, 1867 – December 12, 1868

 


Morgan County (1899-1918)

Decatur Weekly News. Incomplete issues.

  • October 6, 1899 – December 30, 1904
  • May 5, 1906 – March 6, 1909
  • January 7, 1915 – May 2, 1918

 


Wayne County, Tennessee (1880-1895)

Clifton Enterprise.

  • December 20, 1894
  • January 1, 1893
  • May 2, 1895

Clifton Mirror. Incomplete issues.

  • October 27, 1904 – October 22, 1908
  • May 6, 1910 – May 22, 1910
  • August 19, 1910 – April 5, 1912
  • April 19, 1912
  • May 10, 1912
  • August 16, 1912

Clifton Times.

  • May 29, 1890
  • July 3, 1890
  • March 16, 1893

Collinwood Pilot. May 11, 1916.

The Wayne Countian. (Waynesboro).

  • April 7, 1916
  • June 22, 1917
  • May 20, 1920
  • June 10, 1921
  • July 1, 1921
  • July 8, 1921
  • June 23, 1922
  • January 5, 1923 – December 30, 1927

Wayne Citizen (Clifton). December 23, 1880. One extant issue.

Wayne County Citizen. (Clifton) November 2, 1876. One extant issue.

The Wayne County News.

  • October 6, 1933
  • February 2, 1945
  • February 19, 1945
  • February 23, 1945

The Waynesboro Citizen.

  • July 19, 1906
  • September 26, 1907

The Waynesboro Tribune.

  • January 21, 1897
  • February 4, 1897
  • April 22, 1897
  • September 23, 1897

 


Lawrence County, Tennessee (1846-1935)
Note: We also have published transcriptions of obituaries from the Lawrenceburg Democrat-Union for 1975 – 1994, and for the Democrat-Union and the Lawrence County Advocate for the years 1995 – 2002. 976.842 CRO and 976.842 PIC.

The Academist (Lawrenceburg).

  • March 18, 1846
  • April, 1846
  • May, 1846
  • June 10, 1846 – September 9, 1846
  • October 28, 1846
  • November 4, 1846
  • December 2, 1846
  • February 4, 1847
  • March 4, 1847
  • April 8, 1847

The Busy South (Lawrenceburg). June 6, 1891.

The Democratic Sentinel (Lawrenceburg). August 18, 1860

The Free Press (Lawr.) July 5, 1876.

Lawrence Democrat (Lawr.)

  • 1890 – June, 1895
  • May, 1906 – 1927

The Lawrence Journal (Lawr.)

  • December 11, 1858
  • January 30, 1873

The Lawrence News (Lawr.)

  • March, 1922 – April, 1925
  • 1926 – 1930
  • 1932 – 1935

The Lawrence Union (Lawr.) 1890 – 1921.

The Lawrenceburg Press.

  • September 8 – October 7, 1854
  • November 4 – November 18, 1854
  • December 2 – December 23, 1854
  • June, 1882 – November, 1885

The Lawrenceburg Times.

  • April 8 – 29, 1847
  • June 3, 1847
  • June 10, 1847
  • July 8 – 16, 1847
  • April 16, 1909

The Middle Tennessean (Lawrenceburg).

  • March 23, 1848
  • April 12, 1848
  • June 15, 1848
  • September 21, 1848
  • May 3, 1849
  • March 21, 1851

The Southern Flag (Lawr.)

  • July 12, 1861
  • September 6, 1861

The Summertown Press (Summertown, Lawrence Co., TN).

  • November 3, 1900
  • November 24, 1900
  • February 9, 1901

Tennessee Advocate (Summertown, TN). August, 1883.

The Tennessee Patriot (Lawr.) October 3, 1858.

The Union (Loretto, TN).

  • September 9, 1931 – November 11, 1931
  • January – August, 1932

The Weekly Messenger (Lawr.) February 13, 1852.