Conducting research on African-Americans ancestors is a challenging proposition and one must use all the available resources. Newspapers can provide a critical link to research success once the genealogist learns some important general knowledge along with a few essential skills. This course will equip you with key background information for newspaper research, expose myths pertaining to the use of white newspapers, give you the skill and confidence to seek out and utilize African-American newspapers, and furnish you with invaluable tips and strategies designed to optimize your success.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN Why newspaper research is vital for African-American researchers How to locate newspapers in libraries and archives and online How to find information about your family in black newspapers Strategies for using newspaper indexes
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE All African-American family historians Anyone who's had trouble locating information in black newspapers
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: REQUIREMENTS & SUPPLIES Recommended: Tim Pinnick's book, Finding and Using African American Newspapers