Using Newspapers for Genealogy and Family History

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Newsboys: Colorful Figures of the Past

Newsboy. Little Fattie. Less than 40 inches high, 6 years old. Been at it one year. May 9th, 1910. Location: St. Louis, Missouri. Wikimedia Commons …


“I Found My Family History in Newspapers!” – A Success Story

Recently I did a webinar for Legacy Family Tree called “Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers.” Soon after, I heard from a happy student …

Here’s What’s New (and Better!) at Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Website

Many of us know the fabulous Chronicling America newspaper site. Hosted by the Library of Congress, it catalogs all known U.S. newspapers and …


Your Family History Show : Episode 108 Census Tips and Tricks

Add Your Local Paper to Digitized Newspapers Online with NEH Funding

Does your local library, historical or genealogical society have a newspaper collection to share? Let the NEH help!<p>The National Endowment for the …


Why Abraham Lincoln is a Genealogy Gem: 150 Years Ago Today

Battery B, East Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, Pa, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. Wikimedia Commons Image.<p>We just celebrated the …


RootsTech 2014: Use your iPad for Genealogy Research at the Family History Library

Thinking about attending RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2014? Then I’m guessing a trip to the Family History Library (FHL) is part of your …


Chronicling America Posts 5 Millionth Newspaper Digitized Page!

The Chronicling America website,, a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers,<br>has posted its 5 millionth …

National Endowment for the Humanities

Civil War Maps for Genealogy Available in Online Newspapers

In my last Premium podcast, I mentioned that Chronicling America, the Library of Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, …


Finding Your Family History in Newspapers Just Got a Little More Likely

Imagine the thrill of pulling up a page on from an old newspaper on your computer screen and seeing your ancestor’s name in print. It’s an event any …



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The Growth of US Newspapers, 1690-2011

Creative Commons

Learn How to Use the British Newspaper Archive for Family History Research (3/26/12)

The recently launched British Newspapers Archive (BNA) database has over 200 UK newspapers, published from 1700-1950, and over 3 million pages – and …


Newspaper Research


100 Years Ago Today in Newspapers

Spring is in the air, as it was 100 years ago today. On May 14, 1913 the Omaha Daily Bee, the front page sported a comic depicting the eternal …

Digital Media

City Lights Deliver Election Results 100 Years Ago – Find Your Family History in Newspapers Too!

100 years ago, before the Internet, TV and radio, newspapers were key to obtaining information. But on election night, even an EXTRA edition couldn’t …


National Archives and Digital Public Library of America

The National Archives announced recently that it will help with the first pilot project of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).<p>According to …


How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers (digital pdf) by Lisa Louise Cooke (eBook)

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The Newest Place for Digitized Irish Newspapers for Genealogy

Got Irish roots? You may want to check out’s new Irish Newspaper Collection, with nearly 2 million searchable historical Irish news …


Find Family History with Online Newspaper Research: More Chronicling America

Have you already searched for your relatives’ names at Chronicling America, the the Library of Congress’ web collection of digitized American …


The Burning of the Gipsy – Behind the Scenes of Who Do You Think You Are?

The final episode of TLC’s first season of <i>Who Do You Think You Are?</i> came with more than just an extra helping of ancestral drama. Along with the end …

New Orleans

Your Family History Show : Episode 124 - New Google Search, Newspaper Research