It’s News to Me! Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists
Some of the most exciting resources for genealogists are the online databases and microfilms of old newspapers and journals. In the past ten years the availability of these online resources has grown by leaps and bounds and include many international publications. From the scanned and digitized New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Times of London - to regional newspapers, digitized Jewish community journals, and the Library of Congress's "Chronicling America" database, following this literal "paper trail" will lead you to unexpected genealogical discoveries. From obituaries, birth, engagement and marriage announcements, to curiosities such as “Yesterday’s Fires,” “News of the Courts,” and articles covering Eastern European towns and businesses, you will be astonished by the unexpected appearances immigrant ancestors make in the pages of these tabloids and broadsheets. Learn techniques for locating people and events meaningful to you, with examples of unexpected insights gained into your relatives’ lives by harnessing this under-utilized research tool.
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