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Learn how to reconnect with your family stories using historical newspapers. Download this PowerPoint deck from GenealogyBank’s recent webinar tutorial to see several examples of the types of ...

Learn how to reconnect with your family stories using historical newspapers. Download this PowerPoint deck from GenealogyBank’s recent webinar tutorial to see several examples of the types of articles that you can find in old newspapers that can be used to trace your family tree and uncover your family history.

Watch the webinar video recording “How To Find Your Family Stories in Newspapers” for an expert-led walk-through of the PPT slides on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS3togVfSbA.

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Using Newspapers to Reconnect to Family Stories | GenealogyBank Using Newspapers to Reconnect to Family Stories | GenealogyBank Presentation Transcript

  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories 1942. Obituary. Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), 22 January 1942, page 21. (Source: GenealogyBank.com) http://bit.ly/13fSt07
  • The Bellingham Herald (Fairhaven and Whatcom, Washington) 24 April 1906. p. 1 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Massachusetts) 21 March 1832, page 3
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Westchester Herald (Mount Pleasant, New York) 29 December 1818, page 4
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories New Hampshire Republican (Dover, New Hampshire) 25 January 1825, page 10
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Wikipedia
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Boston Centennial (Boston, Massachusetts) 5 August 1818, page 1
  • “The writer of this shed tears to hear him … recount the sufferings and privations he endured while fighting for liberty.” New Hampshire Patriot (Concord, New Hampshire) 8 May 1851, page 2 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • • Nathaniel Hayford • One of the last living soldiers from the Battle of Bunker Hill – 17 June 1776 • Survived by his wife – “the partner of his youth” • He was 96 years old when he died - 1851 • Annual Town Meetings – blessing of liberty Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • • Battle of Lexington & Concord • Served 5 years • Most of the principal battles • Battle of Bunker Hill Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Massachusetts Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts) 15 July 1851, page 3 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • • Battle of Concord • “on Bunker Hill, but not in the engagement” Massachusetts Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts) 15 July 1851, page 3 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) 23 April 1850, page 2 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Thomas Hill: • Battle of Lexington & Concord - 14-year-old boy • Battle of Bunker Hill “with his father and eldest brother Abraham.” • They were part of “the volunteer minute men who fought.” • He went on to fight in “two campaigns in the Jerseys and New York.” Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) 23 April 1850, page 2 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • “Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.” Longfellow published his poem in January 1861, just 10 years after Thomas Hill & Nathaniel Hayford died. Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts) 31 July 1840, page 2 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington) 5 March 1991. p. A4 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Morning Olympian (Olympia, Washington) 1 May 1910. p. 4 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 1 May 1931, page 1, 8
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories • Started – 1 Nov 1889 • Carrier #1 • Retired - 1 May 1931 • 4 deliveries a day Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 1 May 1931, page 1, 8
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 1 May 1931, page 1, 8
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories • Started – 1 Nov 1889 • Carrier #1 • Retired - 1 May 1931 • 4 deliveries a day • Tough Winter Snow Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 1 May 1931, page 1, 8
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 1 May 1931, page 1, 8
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories North Street Bridge Stamford, Connecticut
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories • Started – 1 Nov 1889 • Carrier #1 • Retired - 1 May 1931 • 4 deliveries a day • Tough Winter Snow • Flood – Delivered Mail by boat Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 1 May 1931, page 1, 8
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 13 March 1874, page 3 - age 36
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut) 14 September 1877, page 2 - age 40
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories New York Herald (New York City, New York) 19 August 1894 section 3 page 1 - age 48
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Argus (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 13 November 1872 page 4 - age 36
  • • Found a “stampless” letter from Jonathan Huse to his “aged mother Anne” – written in 1809 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • • Letter mentioned that the “5 children” were doing fine. • Letter did not name the children Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Eastern Argus (Portland, Maine) 17 March 1825 - age 17
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • • Sarah Araline Huse • Made in 1813 – age 6 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories • Return Jonathan Meigs (1764-1825) • Governor of Ohio • Postmaster General of the United States • US Senator Wikipedia
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories • Return Jonathan Meigs (1740-1823) • Colonel, Continental Army • Federal Indian Agent Wikipedia
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories New York Herald Tribune (New York City, New York ) 21 October 1891
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories • General John Stark (1788-1822) • “Live Free or Die” • Continental Army Wikipedia
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories FamilySearch
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Massachusetts Spy (Boston, Massachusetts) 18 February 1824, page 3
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories The Evening Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) 2 December 1856. p. 4
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Huntsville Gazette (Huntsville, Alabama) 5 November 1881, page 1
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Huntsville Gazette (Huntsville, Alabama) 5 November 1881, page 1
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Wikipedia
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) 30 May 1915 Section 3, page 9
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories • “The Starbird Children“ • Clarissa (Peters) Russell • Painted in 1841 • Henry E. Starbird, age 10 • Caroline M. Starbird, age 8 • Louis D. Starbird, age 5 Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, Massachusetts) 13 February 1888, page 1
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Boston Daily Atlas (Boston, Massachusetts) 12 May 1847, page 1
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Boston Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts) 29 July 1850, page 3
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Boston Evening Journal (Boston, Massachusetts) 15 April 1884, page 1
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) 17 September 1926, page 2
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories The Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, Washington) 22 September 1975. p. 8 Jon Lynn Bergland died in a car accident at the age of 19. This letter was found by his parents among his possessions.
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories The Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, Washington) 22 September 1975. p. 8
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Patriot (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) 22 January 1908, page 6
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories Lorine Massey – Facebook – Marcia Amanda (Young) Richmond’s Recipe for Popovers
  • • Captain Elisha Smith • Family records said that he lived in New Hampton, New Hampshire • Task: Find his obituary Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • American Advocate (Hallowell, Maine) 16 April 1825, page 3 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • • Age 74 • 1751 – 1825 • Living in Lyman, Maine? Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • • Age 74 • 1751 – 1825 • Living in Lyman, Maine? Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • New Hampshire Patriot (Concord, New Hampshire) 7 July 1834. page 3 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
  • Boston Journal (Boston, Massachusetts) 23 July 1913. p. 12 Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
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  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories
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  • Reconnecting with Your Family’s Stories 1942. Obituary. Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), 22 January 1942, page 21. (Source: GenealogyBank.com) http://bit.ly/13fSt07