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About a month ago, I ran across another Thompson tree on Ancestry.com that had an article from the Belleville newspaper attached to Ulysses Grant Thompson.

ThompsonArticle

Curious as to what was in the newspaper, I decided to do a search for Grant Thompson in the Belleville, Kansas newspapers on Newspapers.com.

News-Thompson-Belleville

Instead of backing up a step and doing a more focused search, I opened many of the articles in new tabs. Thus, I had a browser open with who knows how many tabs.

NewspapersBuried

I not only found an obituary for Ulysses Grant Thompson, but also for his wives.

ThompsonObit

In addition, I found news items related  Grant Thompson’s siblings and his children.

ThompsonMemories

This newspaper search took quite a few hours (days) to complete. However, the information contained in all of these articles was genealogy GOLD.

I hit the JACKPOT!