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#1 Mar 31, 2013
I am probably really reaching here, but I lived in Hopewell, VA when I was a baby in 1977. My biological father was killed in a tragic train accident in 1978 in Bristol, TN while going to look at a new house for us to live in. I have been searching for anything online- a news article or obituary from that time, but keep coming up empty handed. I thought that maybe since his residence was in Hopewell at the time that maybe there would be some archives or something I could find the information in. Every time I search, I come up with sites I have to pay just to search on, and I can't do that right now. Could anyone point me in the right direction as to where to look maybe? Any advice would be appreciated
#2 Apr 1, 2013
Have you tried the local library's web site? www.arls.org . They did have an obituary index with archived newspaper issues from ages ago.
#3 Apr 1, 2013
Thank you, I will check that out
#4 Apr 1, 2013
I need to call Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Someone actually responded with compassion. I thought I was the only one who thought this venue had potential to actually help people.
I commend "itssarah". Welcome to the right thing to do. Many of every reader should take heed of a real, genuine, positive response to a need.
#5 Apr 4, 2013
I may be mistaken but I think that Ancestry.com has a free trial period that might give you enough time to do a quick family tree. By doing that you will be able to find other family members who may have information for you. Check their website to see if they have a free trial offer. I hope that you will be able to find out information about your Dad.
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