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Newspapers: Newspaper Timelines--Not WV (AL,TN, MS, NC)

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Newspapers tend to change names, publishers, stop publishing, or merge over time. It is difficult to navigate through references, trying to locate the name or year of a newspaper required for research. This page attempts to lay out the newspaper "families" as a help to researchers.

Changes in the titles of these newspapers do not always correspond to locations either on a reel, in the library, or an alternate format; please consult the master list  for notes on locations or formats available.

Mobile Daily Advertiser (AL)

Mobile Daily Register (AL)

Feb 17, 1859-June 29, 1860

Mobile Advertiser and Register (AL)

June 7-Oct 31, 1861; Jan 18, 1862- June 6, 1863

Mobile Daily Advertiser and Register (AL)

June 9, 1863-May 26, 1864

Wilmington Herald (NC)

Wilmington Herald (Wilmington, NC)

April 9, 1857-April 29, 1858

Daily Herald (Wilmington, NC)

May 10, 1859-July 16, 1860

Natchez Free Trader (MS)

Daily Free Trader (Natchez, MS)

Feb 2-6, 1858

Natchez Daily Free Trader (MS)

Feb 1859- Sept 28, 1860

Daily Avalanche (TN)

Memphis Daily Avalanche (TN)

1861-1862(holdings incomplete); Jan-March 4, 1866

Daily Memphis Avalanche (TN)

March 6-Nov 2, 1866


Memphis Appeal (TN)

These two papers are related but neither merge nor follow each other.


Memphis Weekly Appeal (TN)

1858; Dec 21, 1859-Dec 5, 1860

Memphis Daily Appeal (TN)

1857-1866 (holdings incomplete)