Saturday, January 21, 2012

Want to know How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers?

Everything You Need to Know About... How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers
There's a new genealogy book on the horizon, this time from the Genealogy Gem herself, Lisa Louise Cooke. The blogger, podcaster and author has sent Everything You Need to Know About... How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers off to the presses, and has an offer on her blog to pre-order a copy and haved it signed (hopefully by the author... he he).

Here's a quick run down of the table of contents: An Exciting and Exasperating Record Group; What to Look For in Newspapers; Top 10 Tips to Remember Before Starting Your Search; The Newspaper Search Process; How to Identify Newspapers that Meet Your Criteria; Online Digitized Newspaper Collections; Portal Websites; Need More Help? Here's Who You Should Ask; African American Newspapers; Caring for Newspaper Clippings; along with several helpful website and library lists.

Lisa writes that she "really wanted to find a record of [her] Great Grandparents marriage in the newspapers. They were married just a year or two before the Great San Francisco Earthquake rocked the county courthouse. The official record no longer exists. Newspapers were [her] last hope." Her successes serve as a case study in Chapter 11.

To find out more about Lisa's new book, visit "Pre-Order Now Available for Signed Copies of How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers." I'm a fan of Lisa's other contributions to genealogy, and am sure this publication will be a valuable research resource for genealogists.

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