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Editor's Notes: Gazette archive search puts history at your fingertips

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Our past is now at your fingertips in the form of a remarkable new tool that can search our archives. Consider this small item, written in the old capitalization style, which appeared on an inside page of the Jan. 30, 1943 edition of what was then The Schenectady Gazette: “Kirk Douglas, son of Mrs. Harry Demsky, 1157 Parkwood boulevard, will leave tomorrow for Notre Dame university, South Bend, Ind. to commence training toward an ensign’s ...

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February 28, 2010
5:56 a.m.

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This is really a wonderful tool. Both Google & the Gazette deserve enormous credit for implementing it. On my first try, I found a story about my high school graduation in 1963. Totally insignificant to anyone else but it gave me an immediate "warm & fuzzy" feeling. Winston Churchill was right about the importance of studying history and you've done a great service in that regard.