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The Family tree historical newspapers guide : how to find your ancestors in archived newspapers
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There are more historical newspaper resources than you think - and they're easier to access than you know. When researched properly, no other type of record can beat historical newspapers in "taking the pulse" of their times and places, recording not just the names, but also information important to the community. This comprehensive how-to guide will show you how to harvest the "social media" of centuries past to learn about your ancestors and the times and places they lived in. With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book shows you what you can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazetteers. The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide features: * Tips and techniques for finding crucial genealogy records in newspapers, such as birth announcements, obituaries, and even news reports * Step-by-step guides for using popular online newspaper databases such as GenealogyBank and * Case studies that will put information found in newspapers to use AUTHOR: James Beidler is a longtime contributor for Family Tree Magazine who has also written two commercially successful how-to oriented guides for Family Tree Books. He is a regular columnist for German Life magazine and has written extensively about genealogy topics for both general-interest and industry audiences. In addition to his writing work, Beidler is also a staple speaker at many genealogy conferences and our own Family Tree University courses and webinars, where he lectures on historical newspapers as well as genealogy
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 7
Part 1Learning The Basics
Chapter 1The Historical Role of Newspapersp. 9
Chapter 2Records in Newspapersp. 21
Chapter 3Vital Records and Life Events in Newspapersp. 42
Chapter 4Obituaries and Other Death Noticesp. 54
Chapter 5Understanding Newspaper Mediap. 65
Part 2Accessing Digitized Newspapers
Chapter 6Free Newspaper Websitesp. 76
Chapter 7Newspapers.comp. 90
Chapter 8Genealogy Bankp. 105
Chapter 9Other Subscription Websitesp. 119
Chapter 10Seeking Out Other Newspapersp. 128
Chapter 11Ethnic-Focused Newspapersp. 144
Chapter 12International Newspapersp. 158
Chapter 13Preserving, Collecting, and Citing Newspapersp. 169
Chapter 14Putting It All Togetherp. 180
Appendix ANewspaper Research Flowchartp. 190
Appendix BNewspaper Resourcesp. 193
Appendix CCreating a Newspaper Chronologyp. 227
Indexp. 231
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