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    “So, if the internet…is an iceberg, the smallest part of that iceberg, the visible portion, is where you have been surfing your entire life. You visit websites, click links, use search engines to research topics of interest and generally just make your way around the visible Web.

    But below that visible portion, there is a much larger complication of destinations beyond the reach of most internet users. This portion, the Deep Web, is much harder for the average person to access and even harder to navigate…”


     —The News Junkie
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, (New Orleans, LA),
Thursday, July 10, 1884; page 6.
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Published in New Orleans, between 1879 and 1899, the Southwestern Christian Advocate (SCA), a Methodist paper, had a large national following and received thousands of letters from former slaves attempting to locate lost loved ones.
 
Pastors were asked to read the "Lost Friends" column, to  members of their congregation, and report back any resulting reunions.  Publication was free of charge for SCA subscribers while non-subcribers paid fifty cents to defray costs.  
 
For African-American genealogists, these very poignant letters may well be the sledge hammer that breaks down your brick wall!  What follows are several Oktibbeha County-related articles.   
 
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, May 15, 1879.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, July 03, 1879.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, July 07, 1881.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, July 14, 1881.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, December 08, 1881.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, April 27, 1882.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, July 13, 1882.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, May 31, 1883
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, December 06, 1883
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, January 10, 1884.
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Southwestern Christian Advocate, April 17, 1884.
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Southern Christian Advocate, July 10, 1884.
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Southern Christian Advocate, December 11, 1884.
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 Southern Christian Advocate, May 13, 1886.
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Southern Christian Advocate, June 21, 1888.
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Southern Christian Advocate, March 1, 1888.
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 Southern Christian Advocate, August 16, 1888.
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 Southern Christian Advocate, August 23, 1888.
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Southern Christian Advocate, June 13, 1889.
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Southern Christian Advocate, April 03, 1890.
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Southern Christian Advocate, November 13, 1890.
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Southern Christian Advocate, June 02, 1892.
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Southern Christian Advocate, July 14, 1898.
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Southern Christian Advocate, October 20, 1898.
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