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Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Marckel Scrapbook

Some of the posts on this blog will be attributed to the Marckel Scrapbook.  Given to Fred Marckel by his aunt, Doris E. Marckel Bates, the book is dated on the cover, March 11, 1906.  Although newspaper articles have been clipped and pasted in it, most are undated and unsourced. 

From reading through the articles, we have determined that the earliest clippings are from about 1895 and the oldest from the 1920's.  Sometimes the date is included in the text of the article, allowing us to date it.  The clippings are largely obituaries, or reports of family reunions, weddings, accidents or other newsworthy events of the family or their acquaintances.  Some would be very helpful to anyone researching a family history.


When we post articles from this scrapbook, the scrapbook photo will appear.  Thank you to the Marckel family for their donation of a copy of this scrapbook to the organization!

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