All the vital statistics and most significant local stories (as well as many unique and important items about state, national and world events and celebrities) contained in surviving copies of local newspapers. Everything likely to interest historians and genealogists is here, plus notes to correct errors of fact and spelling, or to call attention to items that are omitted for reasons of space or narrowness of
scope (e.g. lists of delinquent taxpayers or undelivered letters at the post offices so researchers can find the missing information in library microfilms. Primary sources: "Nevada Democrat, Nevada Gazette, Nevada Journal, Nevada Transcript and Young America of Nevada City; Grass Valley Telegraph, Grass Valley National, Grass Valley Union; Truckee Republican; Alta California and California Courier of San Francisco; Placer Times, Transcript and Union of Sacramento; Marysville Herald.