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Death Records
Obituaries                 es                 Obituari        Boston News-Letter. July 24‐July 31, 1704. page 4
James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westche...
James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westche...
James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westche...
Hudson River Chronicle (Sing Sing, NY)                  12 December 1848      Obituary notice for Lovina Ayres            ...
Birth Records
Births
• Child’s name, date                                       and place of birth                                     • Mother...
• “This is their third                                                daughter”                                           ...
Trenton Evening Times. 4 October 1964. Page 49.
Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978
Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978
Marriage Records
Marriage announcements
Engagements
Clues• Names of the bride   • Names of the  and groom              parents of the bride• Name and location    • Biographic...
Independent Inquirer (Brattleboro, Vermont)                     28 June 1834, page 3
Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 August 1828 – Page 3
Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 August 1828 – Page 3
Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 August 1828 – Page 3
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895   • Names, ages
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895   • Names, ages   • Residence
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895   • Names, ages   • Residence   • Where married
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895   •   Names, ages   •   Residence   •   Where married   •   1st wife died, 14    ...
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895   • Names, ages   • Residence   • Where married   • 1st wife died, 14     months ...
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895   • Names, ages   • Residence   • Where married   • 1st wife died, 14     months ...
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895    Names, ages    Residence    Where married    1st wife died, 14     months ...
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895          1880 Census    Garrett County, MD
Philadelphia Inquirer        29 Jan 1895          1880 Census    Garrett County, MD
Dallas Morning News (Texas)19 January 1948, Section 2, page 13
Divorce Records
Boston Post Boy (Massachusetts)            22 July 1751, page 2
Commercial Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio)                  25 January 1862, page 1
Ethnic Records
Family Reunions
Family Reunions
Family Reunions           •   Held at Oakland Park,               Decatur, Illinois           •   Descendents of Jacob Gar...
Family Reunions                  Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii).                   28 February 1878. page 13
Family Reunions                   - He was from Hampton, NH          - Left home abt. 25 years ago (around 1853)          ...
Family Reunions                  Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii).                                1 April 1879
Family Reunions           - Sailor looking for his family: Peter Gennett                 - His birthplace: Albany, New Yor...
The Irish World (New York, New York)            3 December 1904, page 8
Family Reunions              Reilly (Leitrim—New York)  - Patrick Reilly left Carrickallen, Ireland, 13 years             ...
Family Reunions               O’Mealy (United States)   - John O’Mealy left New York in May 1873 and       has not been se...
Family Reunions         Murphy (Canada—United States)   - Sarah Ann Murphy left Perth, Lanark County,         Ontario, Can...
Family Reunions
Advertisements
Advertisements                 Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)                                      22 June 184...
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Military Records
Military Records
Military Records            Names and rank            Name of the camp            Ages            Information about   ...
Military Records             Last Revolutionary War Pension granted in 1887                                   NH Sentinel ...
Facts                           Mrs. Mary Casey                                         of Washington,                    ...
Military Records         Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma)                        26 July 1917, page 1
Military Records      Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey)                             25 May 1921, page 1
Military Records
Military Records        Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts)                         31 July 1840, page 2:
…see the color of their eyes…
Passenger Lists
Passenger Lists
Passenger Lists
Passenger ListsThe Shamrock – 17 August 1816
Biographies & Photos
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Biography & Photo/Image            • Born April 26, 1826, in Lewisburg, Preble            County, Ohio, the son of Samuel ...
Biography & Photo/Image
Biography & Photo/Image
Probate Records & Legal Notices
Probate & Legal Notices
Probate & Legal Notices              • Where: Cheshire County,                NH – Probate Court              • Administra...
Probate & Legal Notices              • Property boundaries: gives                boundaries in all four                dir...
Probate & Legal Notices             • The heirs-at-law of the before-               named John Jennison, Jr.             •...
Probate & Legal Notices                 Commercial Advertiser                   23 September 1828.
Probate & Legal Notices                    Idaho Statesman                        15 July 1915
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Practical Tips - Marriages
Practical Tips - Marriages
Practical Tips - Marriages
Practical Tips - Obituaries
Practical Tips - Obituaries
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Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
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Thank YouThomas Jay KempDirector of Genealogy ProductsGenealogyBank.comFamily History Expos22 February 2013
Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers
Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers
Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers
Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers
Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers
Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers
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Learn how to do genealogy research with records found in newspapers in this PowerPoint presentation from the 2013 Family History Expo in St. George, Utah.

Discover the genealogical information that different types of newspaper articles contain and see how those clues can help you uncover your ancestor's life and trace back your family tree. This genealogy PPT tutorial is full of case study examples and helpful tips to help you get the most out of your ancestry research using newspapers.

Learn how to research newspapers in this helpful PPT deck then start exploring your family history in the online newspaper archives at GenealogyBank.com: http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/

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  1. 1. NewspapersCritical Resources to Document Your Family Tree Thomas Jay Kemp Family History Expos 22 February 2013
  2. 2. Newspapers
  3. 3. Newspapers6,500 & Growing! 1690-Today
  4. 4. ◦ Over 6,500 newspapers  All 50 states  1690 to today◦ Over 1.3 Billion Records◦ 400,000 rare books & documents◦ Over 219 million obituaries & death records
  5. 5. Key Items in Newspapers..
  6. 6. Family Stories
  7. 7. Find the great family stories
  8. 8. Find the great family stories
  9. 9. Find the great family stories
  10. 10. Find the great family stories
  11. 11. Find the great family stories
  12. 12. Find the great family stories
  13. 13. Death Records
  14. 14. Obituaries es Obituari Boston News-Letter. July 24‐July 31, 1704. page 4
  15. 15. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork.
  16. 16. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork.
  17. 17. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork.
  18. 18. Hudson River Chronicle (Sing Sing, NY) 12 December 1848 Obituary notice for Lovina Ayres born 7 August 1846 died 28November 1848
  19. 19. Birth Records
  20. 20. Births
  21. 21. • Child’s name, date and place of birth • Mother’s maiden name • Names of both sets of grand-parents • Names of the great• Aberdeen (SD) Daily Herald. 10 December 1999, page 18. grandparents
  22. 22. • “This is their third daughter” • “Mr. Monroe left about three weeks ago for a southern camp (Army), where he was called in the draft.” • Mrs. Monroe – formerly Miss Rhea Holtzberg – a teacher in the Butler City schoolsFort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18
  23. 23. Trenton Evening Times. 4 October 1964. Page 49.
  24. 24. Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978
  25. 25. Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978
  26. 26. Marriage Records
  27. 27. Marriage announcements
  28. 28. Engagements
  29. 29. Clues• Names of the bride • Names of the and groom parents of the bride• Name and location • Biographical of the church information• Date of the • Members of the wedding wedding party• Where the couple • Pictures will live
  30. 30. Independent Inquirer (Brattleboro, Vermont) 28 June 1834, page 3
  31. 31. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 August 1828 – Page 3
  32. 32. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 August 1828 – Page 3
  33. 33. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 August 1828 – Page 3
  34. 34. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895
  35. 35. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages
  36. 36. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence
  37. 37. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married
  38. 38. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago
  39. 39. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years
  40. 40. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years • Only death in family
  41. 41. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895  Names, ages  Residence  Where married  1st wife died, 14 months ago  Married 63 years  Only death in family  # of children, grandchildren etc.
  42. 42. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MD
  43. 43. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MD
  44. 44. Dallas Morning News (Texas)19 January 1948, Section 2, page 13
  45. 45. Divorce Records
  46. 46. Boston Post Boy (Massachusetts) 22 July 1751, page 2
  47. 47. Commercial Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) 25 January 1862, page 1
  48. 48. Ethnic Records
  49. 49. Family Reunions
  50. 50. Family Reunions
  51. 51. Family Reunions • Held at Oakland Park, Decatur, Illinois • Descendents of Jacob Garver of Switzerland • The American line of this family descends from Christian Garver, Jacob’s son, who immigrated to America in 1790 • Christian Garver settled in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania • David Garver came to Decatur, Illinois, in 1840 • Other family members
  52. 52. Family Reunions Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 28 February 1878. page 13
  53. 53. Family Reunions - He was from Hampton, NH - Left home abt. 25 years ago (around 1853) - Now abt. 50-60 yrs. old - He sailed on the ships Montezuma, William Thompson and Roman - He had sailed out of New Bedford, MA - He once sailed under a Master Allen - Others named: Rev. Mr. Butler of New Bedford, MA Mrs. J. C. Hardy of Haverhill, MA
  54. 54. Family Reunions Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 1 April 1879
  55. 55. Family Reunions - Sailor looking for his family: Peter Gennett - His birthplace: Albany, New York - Lost contact with his family 30 yrs ago (around 1841) - Father: John W. Gennett; kept a grocery story in Albany,naturalized Frenchman - long-time sexton of the only Chatholic Church in Albany - Mother: Johanna Henny (or Hennie); Scotch by birth, she was a native of Nova Scotia - Family: eight children - Cornelia, William, Peter, John, Edward, Frances, Charles and Henry - William: a cabinet maker; was deaf and dumb - Frances: was at the New York Deaf & Dumb Asylum
  56. 56. The Irish World (New York, New York) 3 December 1904, page 8
  57. 57. Family Reunions Reilly (Leitrim—New York) - Patrick Reilly left Carrickallen, Ireland, 13 years ago (about 1891) - He was last heard from 5 years ago (about 1899) - He was a motorman on a street car in NYC - Mother’s maiden name: Hagan - Sisters: Bridget and Mary - Brother: Edward, Butte, Montana (he placed the ad)
  58. 58. Family Reunions O’Mealy (United States) - John O’Mealy left New York in May 1873 and has not been seen or heard from since - He was supposed to have gone to Texas - He was five feet nine inches tall, with medium complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes - Sister: Maggie, now Mrs. M. Coonan - Sister’s address: 624 Greenwich Street, NYC
  59. 59. Family Reunions Murphy (Canada—United States) - Sarah Ann Murphy left Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, in 1872 or 1873 - She would now (1904) be about 46 years old - She has dark hair and eyes, and is heavy-set - She might be in Almonte, Ontario - Sought by: W. E. McGwigan of 305 High Street, Salem, Oregon
  60. 60. Family Reunions
  61. 61. Advertisements
  62. 62. Advertisements Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 22 June 1842, page 3
  63. 63. Advertisements
  64. 64. Military Records
  65. 65. Military Records
  66. 66. Military Records  Names and rank  Name of the camp  Ages  Information about other family members serving in the military  Illness  Names and localities of next of kin  Name of the funeral home
  67. 67. Military Records Last Revolutionary War Pension granted in 1887 NH Sentinel 10 Aug 1887
  68. 68. Facts Mrs. Mary Casey of Washington, Fayette County, Ohio Husband: John Casey Served Rev War: Virginia Line Died 1845 – age 75 (Born abt. 1770) ―A few years prior..‖ he married Mary Cox, then a girl of 16Last Revolutionary War Pension granted in 1887 NH Sentinel 10 Aug 1887
  69. 69. Military Records Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma) 26 July 1917, page 1
  70. 70. Military Records Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey) 25 May 1921, page 1
  71. 71. Military Records
  72. 72. Military Records Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts) 31 July 1840, page 2:
  73. 73. …see the color of their eyes…
  74. 74. Passenger Lists
  75. 75. Passenger Lists
  76. 76. Passenger Lists
  77. 77. Passenger ListsThe Shamrock – 17 August 1816
  78. 78. Biographies & Photos
  79. 79. Biography & Photo/Image
  80. 80. Biography & Photo/Image • Born April 26, 1826, in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, the son of Samuel and Phebe (Willis) Freeman •Moved from Ohio to Illinois - nine years old •Homestead Act May 20, 1862, to take effect on January 1, 1863 •“Company H of the Seventeenth Illinois Volunteers” stationed in Nebraska during the Civil War • “ordered to return to St. Louis” not in town when the land record office opened on January 2, 1863—but the Recorder of Deeds, James Bedford, agreed to accommodate Freeman’s situation and made an exception: he administered the oath to Freeman at midnight the morning of January 1st so that Freeman could leave to report to St. Louis as ordered •Married the “girl next door”—Agnes Suiter (1843-1931)—and they built their lives together there in Brownsville, Nebraska
  81. 81. Biography & Photo/Image
  82. 82. Biography & Photo/Image
  83. 83. Probate Records & Legal Notices
  84. 84. Probate & Legal Notices
  85. 85. Probate & Legal Notices • Where: Cheshire County, NH – Probate Court • Administrator of case: Warren H. Jennison, of Walpole, Cheshire County, NH • Deceased: John Jennison, Jr., died in Walpole • Estate: of John Jennison, Jr., “is not sufficient to pay the demands due from his Estate” • Mentions “widow”
  86. 86. Probate & Legal Notices • Property boundaries: gives boundaries in all four directions • Property size: 100 acres • Action: Warren H. Jennison, administrator of the estate of John Jennison, Jr., on February 17, 1876, asks permission to sell John’s entire real estate holding to settle his affairs
  87. 87. Probate & Legal Notices • The heirs-at-law of the before- named John Jennison, Jr. • Must appear at the probate court in Keene “on the third Friday of March next • 17 March 1876
  88. 88. Probate & Legal Notices Commercial Advertiser 23 September 1828.
  89. 89. Probate & Legal Notices Idaho Statesman 15 July 1915
  90. 90. Social Notes
  91. 91. Social Notes
  92. 92. GenealogyBank Search Tips
  93. 93. Practical Tips -
  94. 94. Practical Tips – Birth Records
  95. 95. Practical Tips – Birth Records
  96. 96. Practical Tips – Birth Records
  97. 97. Practical Tips - Marriages
  98. 98. Practical Tips - Marriages
  99. 99. Practical Tips - Marriages
  100. 100. Practical Tips - Obituaries
  101. 101. Practical Tips - Obituaries
  102. 102. Practical Tips - Obituaries
  103. 103. Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
  104. 104. Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
  105. 105. Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
  106. 106. Practical Tips -◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name  Add year◦ Try abbreviations ◦ William ◦ Wm. ◦ Bill
  107. 107. Practical Tips -
  108. 108. Practical Tips -
  109. 109. Practical Tips -
  110. 110. Can You Read This?i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulacltyuesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid,aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at CmabrigdeUinervtisy, it dsenot mtaetr in waht oerdr theltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng istaht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghitpclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you cansitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raedervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.Azanmig huh?yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling wasipmorantt!
  111. 111. We have never had this level of access before
  112. 112. Thank YouThomas Jay KempDirector of Genealogy ProductsGenealogyBank.comFamily History Expos22 February 2013
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