Once upon a time, newspapers – particularly those outside the major cities of the era – had a LOT of copy to fill. It was very common to see information that today we could consider to be trivial or even intrusive. You might see who in town was out for the weekend visiting family, or even the names of recent town arrivals and the accommodations in which they were staying. However, it is because of this detail that newspapers are invaluable tools to retrace the past. Recently, a series of newspaper articles (and previous speculative research) has led me to a huge breakthrough on my JACOBOWSKY / WOLFF ancestors’ side.