29 October 2008

Pictures from the Newspaper

Ancestry.com has newspapers on its site in addition to those newspapers on Genealogy Bank. One site complements the other. Searching on only one site may cause the researcher to overlook references.

The image with this post comes from the Ogden Standard Examiner from 15 February 1931. The pictures shown are William Henry Price (top), killed in late 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri, and Ben Siebels, killed in Tyro, Kansas.


The article from the Examiner focuses on the kids involved in this crime spree with additional details not given in many of the other accounts. In this case, many of the newspaper articles were pretty much repetitive, but a few follow up pieces done a few months later contained information not originally published.
The article's headline is included here as well. I'm not including pictures of the "cradle mob," but they appear in the paper as well.


It always to visit more than one source. The Ogden Standard Examiner is online at Ancestry.com (at least partially).

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28 October 2008

Spanish Language Paper mentions Siebels Murder

One never knows when a foreign language newspaper might contain something related to your family, even if they did not speak the language in which the paper was written. This is another reference to the 1930 murder of Ben Siebels in Tyro, Kansas.

The newspaper that printed this reference was located on Genealogy Bank and listed as the Prensa in Texas. I'm not exactly certain where in Texas it was published, but this reference comes from 6 January 1930.

This was located by searching on Genealogy Bank's newspapers for Haldiman, and limiting my search years to 1929-1931. It doesn't contain any real new information, but does make the point that one never knows what language one might find information in.

Siebel[sic] was actually Siebels. The German speaking family most likely could not have read this newspaper reference. It's not too hard for me to read it, but it has been nearly two decades since my high school Spanish days.

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