The following databases focus on well-known figures, but can give both a sense of the major issues of a period and may name events and people that are less well-known.
Image from 1879 Boston Globe Article: "Known at Last: The Identity of the Lynn Victim. A Mother Recognizes the Dead Body As That of Her Daughter, Jennie P. Clark. The Identification Seems Beyond Doubt. How the Investigation Has Gone On. Efforts to Discover the GuiltStained Villain Who Committed the Crime -The Victim's High Reputation"