Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

9/12/2010

Finding ancestors in old newspapers are gold nuggets

Genealogists and family historians often search old newspapers hoping to find information to flesh out the lives of their ancestors. Some of the most entertaining historical and genealogical information comes from local newspaper gossip columns, social and personal news, advertisements and editorials. Newspapers often give local birth, marriage and death announcements. Advertisements, commercial news, hotel guest lists, news of out-of-town visitors, real estate notices and court case summaries place ancestors in a certain place at a certain time. For genealogists, any mention of an ancestor in an old newspaper is a gold nugget find. for more click here

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