Richmond Afro-American

Last month, World Vital Records added issues of the black newspaper, The Richmond Afro-American, to its collections.  The paper was published from Richmond, Virginia from 1941-1996.   The issues that WVR has are from 1947.

Since newly added databases are free for 10 days, I had an opportunity to do a quick search for any content relevant to my areas of interest.

I located a few things, one of which came from the March 29, 1947 issue announcing that

Miss Anne M. King, 417 Dennis St., Kinston, NC, wants to locate James H. Lee, of Petersburg, Va., formerly with the 879th Gas Supply Company in France.

Also, in this same issue was noted that

Mrs. Frances Hatch Jones, 813 Jenkins Alley, New Bern, NC, wants to know the whereabouts of her cousin, Oliver D. Smith, who was living in Syracuse, NY in 1935.