Newspapers are a vital historical resource for genealogy researchers. However, they are an underutilized resource, even with more newspapers coming online as searchable digital images. Newspapers offer all sorts of gems for genealogy and family history researchers. We can use them to unlock the stories of our ancestors, as well as learn more about the time and place in which they lived.
In this presentation, Randy will describe the information types that can be found in historical newspapers; where you can find information about which newspapers have been published in a specific locality; and where you can find historical newspapers in print, on microfilm, or in digital image collections. He will describe how he has solved some of his genealogy mysteries using historical newspapers.
Randy Seaver is a San Diego native, a graduate of San Diego State, and a former aerospace engineer at Rohr in Chula Vista. He started chasing dead ancestors in 1988 and has built a family tree with about 55,000 persons. He has been a member of CVGS since 1992, and is currently a member of NEHGS and SDGS. He has written several books about his own family history, and blogs about his genealogy world daily on Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com).
NOTE: This meeting is free for all to attend. There will be a short business meeting and refreshments after the presentation.