newspapers

  • Newspapers – Unusual Lady Listings

    Mar 23

    This month for Women's History or any month is good to make an effort to learn more about your female ancestors. There just might be some fascinating events and activities connected to grandmothers, great aunts, or gr gr grandmothers. Newspapers have always been an excellent resource. That is because women have NOT just been 'housewives'. Many hav...

    More

  • New Collection of Databases

    Feb 27

    A big collection of newspapers from across the state of Georgia are now available from the Digital Library of Georgia. These are search-able articles which can be viewed free online from the Georgia Historic Newspapers database. With nearly 54,000 pages of newspaper articles going from 1780s to more recent times – 1990s. The dates vary on the reg...

    More

  • Ordinary Ancestors – Also have Stories

    Feb 23

    You have compiled the family tree (or at least most of it) and you have names, BMD dates, locations, children, occupations and any military service of your ancestors. However, the most important of all to is locate any information which could be part of their life history. You are putting some 'flesh' to your ordinary ancestors because each does ha...

    More

  • Mobile Phone App for Searching

    Jan 13

    Most family history researchers are familiar with 'Chronicling America' newspaper collection covering from 1789 to 1963. Using one's mobile phone (smartphone) has developed into an important instrument in research. There is an app titled 'OldNews USA' which can help you locate the newspaper articles and stories from Chronicling America using your s...

    More

  • World War One in the News

    Dec 21

    Yes, it was in all the newspapers of the time – The Great War, the war to end all wars. Now through the Library of Congress, they have coverage from newspapers from the beginning to well past the post-war efforts. It begins with June 29, 1914, with articles focusing on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and continues into th...

    More

  • Spark Your Family’s Interest

    Dec 3

    Generally, it is one or two members of a generation who are interested in doing the research and documentation of your ancestors. Yet the fun aspect is sharing your findings. Most of your relatives might not be interested in your research process, successes and failures. Instead, letting them know the great stories of your ancestors will capture t...

    More

  • Researching Beyond the Direct Family Lineage

    Oct 15

    You might be the family historian but have only concentrated on your direct family lineage –parents-grandparents-great grandparents, etc. That is very important to gather the direct lineage, however, one area that could assist that search is to look at the collateral family lines (the aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts-uncles, etc. They are your...

    More

  • School Life

    Oct 13

    As you add details about relatives in your family, one often overlook resources about students, their teachers and school activities are the local hometown newspapers. Most medium to small towns always included information about events in the local school, especially during major events, such as the start of the school year, football games, parades...

    More

  • Check Local Newspapers for Info on Pre-Wedding

    Sep 9

    Using your local hometown newspapers have so many great potentials for family history information. One major area overlooked are the many events before a family wedding. Yes, you want the newspaper to announce and maybe even a wedding photo of the bride and groom but there is also much to be learned if you can locate articles in reference to the co...

    More

  • Newspaper Research Resources

    Aug 23

    Newspapers can hold a wealth of information for genealogists. It is possible to find obituaries, birth announcements, wedding announcements and perhaps articles about your relatives and ancestors. There are plenty of newspaper research online resources for genealogists to explore. Newspaper Archive: The Newspaper Archive has United States newspa...

    More