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Newspaper Research 101 (Download)

Family Tree University Independent Study Course

By James M. Beidler

Format: Download

SKU# W0582

Newspapers are essentially a time capsule for your ancestors. Papers can provide clues to major and minor events in your ancestor's life through obituaries, social columns, birth announcements and other news stories. In this class you'll learn how to find and use newspaper archives -- online, on paper and on microfilm -- to put together missing pieces of your genealogical research.


  • How US newspapers evolved
  • Where to search for newspapers, on paper, on microfilm and online
  • How to find and use abstracts
  • What you'll find in old newspapers

  • Researchers new to using online newspapers
  • Genealogists who would like to better understand of the history of newspaper
  • SKU W0582
    Author/Speaker/Editor James M. Beidler
    File Type ZIP
    Format Download
    Special Requirements The classes are collections of PDF and Word documents to read and print out if students desire. The class has a number of lessons, each with a main "lecture" and additional reading assignments in PDF format, and an exercise or quiz to test the student's knowledge.

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