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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. ...

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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    Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers Genealogy Research with Records in Newspapers Presentation Transcript

    • NewspapersCritical Resources to Document Your Family Tree Thomas Jay Kemp Family History Expos 22 February 2013
    • Newspapers
    • Newspapers6,500 & Growing! 1690-Today
    • ◦ 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
    • Key Items in Newspapers..
    • Family Stories
    • Find the great family stories
    • Find the great family stories
    • Find the great family stories
    • Find the great family stories
    • Find the great family stories
    • Find the great family stories
    • 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, Westchester County, NewYork.
    • James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork.
    • James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork.
    • Hudson River Chronicle (Sing Sing, NY) 12 December 1848 Obituary notice for Lovina Ayres born 7 August 1846 died 28November 1848
    • Birth Records
    • Births
    • • 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
    • • “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
    • 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 • Biographical of the church information• Date of the • Members of the wedding wedding party• Where the couple • Pictures will live
    • 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 months ago
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years • Only death in family
    • 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.
    • 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 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
    • 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) - 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
    • Family Reunions Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 1 April 1879
    • 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
    • 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 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Family Reunions
    • Advertisements
    • Advertisements Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 22 June 1842, page 3
    • Advertisements
    • Military Records
    • Military Records
    • 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
    • Military Records Last Revolutionary War Pension granted in 1887 NH Sentinel 10 Aug 1887
    • 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
    • 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
    • Biography & Photo/Image
    • 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
    • Biography & Photo/Image
    • Biography & Photo/Image
    • Probate Records & Legal Notices
    • Probate & Legal Notices
    • 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”
    • 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
    • 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
    • Probate & Legal Notices Commercial Advertiser 23 September 1828.
    • Probate & Legal Notices Idaho Statesman 15 July 1915
    • Social Notes
    • Social Notes
    • GenealogyBank Search Tips
    • Practical Tips -
    • Practical Tips – Birth Records
    • Practical Tips – Birth Records
    • Practical Tips – Birth Records
    • Practical Tips - Marriages
    • Practical Tips - Marriages
    • Practical Tips - Marriages
    • Practical Tips - Obituaries
    • Practical Tips - Obituaries
    • Practical Tips - Obituaries
    • Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
    • Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
    • Practical Tips – Passenger Lists
    • Practical Tips -◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name  Add year◦ Try abbreviations ◦ William ◦ Wm. ◦ Bill
    • Practical Tips -
    • Practical Tips -
    • Practical Tips -
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    • We have never had this level of access before
    • Thank YouThomas Jay KempDirector of Genealogy ProductsGenealogyBank.comFamily History Expos22 February 2013