newspapers & journals
Secondary sources include:
The church office may have kept congregational, local, or regional scrapbooks of congregational happenings.
Imagine my surprise when I found a book written by one of my great-great-great-great-uncles in the Ohio State University holdings. Contact your local library. If they don't have what you need, they may be able to arrange an inter-library loan of materials that you need.
Community resources such as country court houses, history collections, college and university libraries, and research centers such as ACU's Center of Restoration Studies or the Disciples of Christ Historical Society in Nashville will be helpful. Vertical files of ephemeral materials (newspaper clippings, programs, announcements, published and unpublished writings) may have the information you need.
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