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Discover how to use newspapers to uncover the stories of your ancestors lives and trace your family tree.

Discover how to use newspapers to uncover the stories of your ancestors lives and trace your family tree.

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    • Newspapers for Genealogists: Finding the Details of your Ancestor’s Lives Thomas Jay Kemp NEFHC Franklin, Massachusetts 23 March 2012 GenealogyBank.com
    • Newspapers 5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today GenealogyBank.com
    • Newspapers 5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today GenealogyBank.com
    • ◦ Over 5,850 newspapers  All 50 states  1690 to today ◦ Over 1.1 Billion Records ◦ Over 263,000 rare books & documents ◦ Over 206 million obituaries & death recordsGenealogyBank.com
    • Key items in newspapers … GenealogyBank.com
    • Obituaries es Obituari Boston News-Letter. July 24-July 31, 1704. page 4 GenealogyBank.com
    • James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork. GenealogyBank.com
    • James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork. GenealogyBank.com
    • James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork. GenealogyBank.com
    • Hudson River Chronicle (Sing Sing, NY) 12 December 1848 Obituary notice for Lovina Ayres born 7 August 1846 died 28November 1848GenealogyBank.com
    • BirthsGenealogyBank.com
    • Aberdeen (SD) Daily Herald. 10 December 1999, page 18.GenealogyBank.com
    • • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • Fort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18 GenealogyBank.com
    • • “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 CityFort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18 schools GenealogyBank.com
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    • Trenton Evening Times. 4 October 1964. Page 49. GenealogyBank.com
    • Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978 GenealogyBank.com
    • Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978 GenealogyBank.com
    • Marriage announcements GenealogyBank.com
    • Engagements GenealogyBank.com
    • Clues• Names of the bride • Names of the parents and groom of the bride• Name and location of • Biographical the church information• Date of the wedding • Members of the• Where the couple wedding party will live • Pictures GenealogyBank.com
    • Independent Inquirer (Brattleboro, Vermont) 28 June 1834, page 3 GenealogyBank.com
    • Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
    • Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
    • Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
    • Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
    • Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
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    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895GenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, agesGenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • ResidenceGenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where marriedGenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months agoGenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 yearsGenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years • Only death in familyGenealogyBank.com
    • 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.GenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MDGenealogyBank.com
    • Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MDGenealogyBank.com
    • Dallas Morning News (Texas) 19 January 1948, Section 2, page 13GenealogyBank.com
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    • Boston Post Boy (Massachusetts) 22 July 1751, page 2GenealogyBank.com
    • Commercial Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) 25 January 1862, page 1 GenealogyBank.com
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    • Family Reunions GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • Family Reunions Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 28 February 1878. page 13 GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • Family Reunions Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 1 April 1879 GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • The Irish World (New York, New York) 3 December 1904, page 8GenealogyBank.com
    • 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) GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • Advertisements Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 22 June 1842, page 3 GenealogyBank.com
    • Advertisements GenealogyBank.com
    • Military Records GenealogyBank.com
    • • 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 homeGenealogyBank.com
    • Military Records Last Revolutionary War Pension granted in 1887 NH Sentinel 10 Aug 1887 GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • Military Records Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma) 26 July 1917, page 1 GenealogyBank.com
    • Military Records Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey) 25 May 1921, page 1 GenealogyBank.com
    • Military Records GenealogyBank.com
    • Military Records Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts) 31 July 1840, page 2: GenealogyBank.com
    • Passenger Lists GenealogyBank.com
    • Passenger Lists GenealogyBank.com
    • Passenger Lists The Shamrock – 17 August 1816 GenealogyBank.com
    • Biography & Photo/Image GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • Biography & Photo/Image GenealogyBank.com
    • Biography & Photo/Image GenealogyBank.com
    • Probate & Legal Notices GenealogyBank.com
    • 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” GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • 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 GenealogyBank.com
    • Probate & Legal Notices Commercial Advertiser 23 September 1828. GenealogyBank.com
    • Probate & Legal Notices Idaho Statesman 15 July 1915 GenealogyBank.com
    • Social NotesGenealogyBank.com
    • Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
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    • Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First GenealogyBank.com
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    • Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name GenealogyBank.com
    • Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name  Add year GenealogyBank.com
    • Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name  Add year ◦ Try abbreviations ◦ William ◦ Wm. ◦ Bill GenealogyBank.com
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