Some of my research several years ago was extracting birth, death, and marriage items from the White Center News, a local neighborhood newspaper here in Seattle. I’ve put it up on the internet as a separate part of my web site. The project covers about 6½ years worth of news items from a weekly newspaper focused on a number of neighborhoods south of Seattle proper. Some of the neighborhoods are now cities of their own or have been incorporated into Seattle. There are almost 700 entries, with some duplication because of multiple publication dates and cross-referencing.
[Update 11 September 2011: The extracts have been republished in book form. White Center News Extracts at Lulu.com]