So I was listening to the January podcast from Family Tree Magazine on a recent roadtrip, and was interested to hear that Google Books has digitized the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (published since 1847),
and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (published quarterly since 1870).
Cool! These are both genealogical journals that could help you once you follow your granny’s trail back in time, before she moved out west. There are probably other journals of interest to you in your research that have been digitized, especially if they are out of copyright. This includes publication before 1923.
By the way, Family Tree Magazine website has a lot of free resources, even if you don’t have a subscription to their magazine. The podcasts are one of them. I always learn something new when I listen to them, and it’s a good use of time when I in the car, gardening, or working around the house.
And if you haven’t heard about Internet Archive, you should check them out, too, as they have over 3 million digitized books and might have that journal you are seeking.