Dispatch from Deuel

In the nineteenth century, there were several Dutch language newspapers in North America. The Dutch were spread all over the Mid-West, looking for opportunities to buy good farm land at a cheap price. These newspapers formed an important link in those migration chains, where people shared news about their colonies and the people who lived in them. Several of these¬†Dutch newspapers have been digitized and are available via Delpher.¬†You can search them for the names of your ancestors, but also … [Read more...]