19th and Early-20th Century Newspaper Research – Virtual
June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presenter: Nancy Levin
Did you know that your relatives, the Myers and Goldsmiths, were among the founders of a local Jewish congregation and that their request for incorporation was published in the local newspaper? Or that Uncle Charles served in World War I and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle announced that he was “killed in action.” Colorful (and sometimes sensational) family tidbits as well as swaths of cultural, social, military, and historical information can be found in historical newspapers. Buried within them are clues that may suggest and lead you to additional new and important genealogical records and resources. Many United States newspapers are now digitized and searchable online. This lecture will discuss this wonderful resource and provide examples of why historical newspaper research should not be overlooked.