National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1867


The volume contains abstracts about the people of this period; life after the Civil War; Jeff Davis, prisoner, and his wife's visits with him; the trial of John H. Surratt; amnesty; yellow fever deaths; the War Claims Commission; National Cemeteries; steamer disasters; appointments by the President; the beginnings of Washington City; marriage and death notices; criminal cases; legal notices; chancery records; and much more. Where there is information about something or someone that might be of interest, an abstract was created.

The newspaper reveals a personal side of the lives of many people. During the author's twenty-four years of research on her own family genealogy, she always wanted to read the National Intelligencer and bring to print the many stories found there. They can be found in this series. These abstracts are a great aid to finding locations, ages or relationships of ancestors in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and many other places. Names of people in the news in these locales, as well as items or events which might provide a clue to an individual's location, age or relationship to others, are included. The author has organized the abstracts chronologically to make finding specific dates easier. All surnames, land tracts and vessels are included in the index.

Joan M. Dixon

2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 632 pp.

ISBN: 9780788447891