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.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN 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
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE Researchers new to using online newspapers Genealogists who would like to better understand of the history of newspaper