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Newspapers for Genealogists: Finding the Details of your Ancestor’s Lives                                         Thomas J...
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         ◦ O...
Key items in newspapers …                    GenealogyBank.com
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 ...
BirthsGenealogyBank.com
Aberdeen (SD) Daily Herald. 10                         December 1999, page 18.GenealogyBank.com
• Child’s name, date                                            and place of birth                                        ...
Fort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18                                      GenealogyBank.com
• “This is their third                                                            daughter”                               ...
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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
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Clues• Names of the bride               • Names of the parents  and groom                          of the bride• Name and ...
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                     • Resi...
Philadelphia Inquirer                             29 Jan 1895                     • Names, ages                     • Resi...
Philadelphia Inquirer                             29 Jan 1895                     •   Names, ages                     •   ...
Philadelphia Inquirer                             29 Jan 1895                     • Names, ages                     • Resi...
Philadelphia Inquirer                             29 Jan 1895                     • Names, ages                     • Resi...
Philadelphia Inquirer                             29 Jan 1895                     • Names, ages                     • Resi...
Philadelphia Inquirer                             29 Jan 1895                               1880 Census                   ...
Philadelphia Inquirer                             29 Jan 1895                               1880 Census                   ...
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                        •   Held at Oakland Park, Decatur,                            Illinois             ...
Family Reunions                            Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii).                             28 February 1878. page ...
Family Reunions                     - He was from Hampton, NH           - Left home abt. 25 years ago (around 1853)       ...
Family Reunions                                  Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii).                                              ...
Family Reunions             - Sailor looking for his family: Peter Gennett                   - His birthplace: Albany, New...
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              ...
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, Cana...
Advertisements                                Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)                                  ...
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Military Records  GenealogyBank.com
• Names and rank              • Name of the camp              • Ages              • Information about                other...
Military Records               Last Revolutionary War Pension granted in 1887                                      NH Sent...
Facts                                  Mrs. Mary Casey                                              of Washington,        ...
Military Records                 Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma)                                26 July 1917, page 1  G...
Military Records      Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey)                              25 May 1921, page 1  Geneal...
Military Records  GenealogyBank.com
Military Records             Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts)                              31 July 1840, page 2:  Gene...
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, Oh...
Biography & Photo/Image      GenealogyBank.com
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Probate & Legal Notices      GenealogyBank.com
Probate & Legal Notices                          •   Where: Cheshire County, NH                              – Probate Cou...
Probate & Legal Notices                          •   Property boundaries: gives                              boundaries in...
Probate & Legal Notices                          •   The heirs-at-law of the before-                              named Jo...
Probate & Legal Notices                          Commercial Advertiser                            23 September 1828.      ...
Probate & Legal Notices                          Idaho Statesman                              15 July 1915      GenealogyB...
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  1. 1. Newspapers for Genealogists: Finding the Details of your Ancestor’s Lives Thomas Jay Kemp NEFHC Franklin, Massachusetts 23 March 2012 GenealogyBank.com
  2. 2. Newspapers 5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today GenealogyBank.com
  3. 3. Newspapers 5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today GenealogyBank.com
  4. 4. ◦ 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
  5. 5. Key items in newspapers … GenealogyBank.com
  6. 6. Obituaries es Obituari Boston News-Letter. July 24-July 31, 1704. page 4 GenealogyBank.com
  7. 7. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork. GenealogyBank.com
  8. 8. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork. GenealogyBank.com
  9. 9. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and hiswife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) arelisted in the 1850 census forGreenburgh, Westchester County, NewYork. GenealogyBank.com
  10. 10. Hudson River Chronicle (Sing Sing, NY) 12 December 1848 Obituary notice for Lovina Ayres born 7 August 1846 died 28November 1848GenealogyBank.com
  11. 11. BirthsGenealogyBank.com
  12. 12. Aberdeen (SD) Daily Herald. 10 December 1999, page 18.GenealogyBank.com
  13. 13. • 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
  14. 14. Fort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18 GenealogyBank.com
  15. 15. • “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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  17. 17. Trenton Evening Times. 4 October 1964. Page 49. GenealogyBank.com
  18. 18. Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978 GenealogyBank.com
  19. 19. Dallas Morning NewsNovember 19, 1978 GenealogyBank.com
  20. 20. Marriage announcements GenealogyBank.com
  21. 21. Engagements GenealogyBank.com
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Independent Inquirer (Brattleboro, Vermont) 28 June 1834, page 3 GenealogyBank.com
  24. 24. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
  25. 25. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
  26. 26. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
  27. 27. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
  28. 28. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3GenealogyBank.com
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  30. 30. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895GenealogyBank.com
  31. 31. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, agesGenealogyBank.com
  32. 32. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • ResidenceGenealogyBank.com
  33. 33. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where marriedGenealogyBank.com
  34. 34. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months agoGenealogyBank.com
  35. 35. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 yearsGenealogyBank.com
  36. 36. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years • Only death in familyGenealogyBank.com
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MDGenealogyBank.com
  39. 39. Philadelphia Inquirer 29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MDGenealogyBank.com
  40. 40. Dallas Morning News (Texas) 19 January 1948, Section 2, page 13GenealogyBank.com
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  42. 42. Boston Post Boy (Massachusetts) 22 July 1751, page 2GenealogyBank.com
  43. 43. Commercial Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) 25 January 1862, page 1 GenealogyBank.com
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  48. 48. Family Reunions GenealogyBank.com
  49. 49. 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
  50. 50. Family Reunions Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 28 February 1878. page 13 GenealogyBank.com
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. Family Reunions Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 1 April 1879 GenealogyBank.com
  53. 53. 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
  54. 54. The Irish World (New York, New York) 3 December 1904, page 8GenealogyBank.com
  55. 55. 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
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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
  58. 58. Advertisements Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 22 June 1842, page 3 GenealogyBank.com
  59. 59. Advertisements GenealogyBank.com
  60. 60. Military Records GenealogyBank.com
  61. 61. • 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
  62. 62. Military Records Last Revolutionary War Pension granted in 1887 NH Sentinel 10 Aug 1887 GenealogyBank.com
  63. 63. 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
  64. 64. Military Records Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma) 26 July 1917, page 1 GenealogyBank.com
  65. 65. Military Records Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey) 25 May 1921, page 1 GenealogyBank.com
  66. 66. Military Records GenealogyBank.com
  67. 67. Military Records Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts) 31 July 1840, page 2: GenealogyBank.com
  68. 68. Passenger Lists GenealogyBank.com
  69. 69. Passenger Lists GenealogyBank.com
  70. 70. Passenger Lists The Shamrock – 17 August 1816 GenealogyBank.com
  71. 71. Biography & Photo/Image GenealogyBank.com
  72. 72. 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
  73. 73. Biography & Photo/Image GenealogyBank.com
  74. 74. Biography & Photo/Image GenealogyBank.com
  75. 75. Probate & Legal Notices GenealogyBank.com
  76. 76. 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
  77. 77. 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
  78. 78. 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
  79. 79. Probate & Legal Notices Commercial Advertiser 23 September 1828. GenealogyBank.com
  80. 80. Probate & Legal Notices Idaho Statesman 15 July 1915 GenealogyBank.com
  81. 81. Social NotesGenealogyBank.com
  82. 82. Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
  83. 83. Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
  84. 84. Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
  85. 85. Practical Tips GenealogyBank.com
  86. 86. Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First GenealogyBank.com
  87. 87. Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
  88. 88. Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
  89. 89. Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
  90. 90. Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name GenealogyBank.com
  91. 91. Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name  Add year GenealogyBank.com
  92. 92. Practical Tips - ◦ Try Surname Search First ◦ Add first name  Add year ◦ Try abbreviations ◦ William ◦ Wm. ◦ Bill GenealogyBank.com
  93. 93. Practical Tips - GenealogyBank.com
  94. 94. 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 tihngis taht 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! GenealogyBank.com
  95. 95. We have never had this level of access before GenealogyBank.com
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