New Old Beloit Newspaper Microfilm and
a Magnifying Machine at the Library
by Vicki Ruthe Hahn
SGS Stateline Genealogy Sorter
May 26, 2017
Thanks to our Library cataloger, we now have some long-awaited microfilms available (and a few more to come.)
There were many newspapers published in Beloit, Wisconsin before ( and contemporary to) the Beloit Daily News.
The Beloit Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day, but take the time to research your military ancestors at home.
And come another time to see if any of these newspaper microfilms have your Beloit ancestors:
“Daily Graphic”, Beloit, Wisconsin – January 13, 1877 thru July 28, 1877.
“Daily Outlook” Beloit, Wisconsin – Two reels
December 20, 1881 thru May 31, 1882
June 1, 1882 thru November 22, 1882
You can also use the new magnifying machine in the Genealogy and Local History Collection area (similar to this image). It was donated by a library patron. It is very easy to use to enlarge one of our maps, small print in a book, etc. It even has a reverse positive/negative that you can use to help interpret tricky handwriting, etc.