Working from microfilm copies of The Sun newspaper, Mr. Hollowak has succeeded in unearthing a rich store of genealogical data, which, but for his efforts, likely would have remained buried, well out of reach of the average researcher. In total, something like 15,000 marriages are recorded. With the frequent mention of other names, mainly fathers of brides, we find that altogether approximately 35,000 persons are cited in the text.
The entries are arranged alphabetically by bridegrooms’ surnames. Following is the Family Index, an index to brides and all other persons mentioned in the text. The series of figures to the right of each entry gives the month, day, and year of the newspaper’s publication. The date incorporated in the main entry is the date of marriage. If the notice appeared in more than one issue of the paper, the date of earliest issue is included at the end of the main entry, and the date of latest issue extended to the right.
This work is the sequel to Mr. Hollowak’s Index to Marriages and Deaths in the (Baltimore) Sun, 1837-1850, presently out of print.
iv, 292 pp., indexed, paper. (1978), repr. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8063-0827-2. #2820. $28.50