The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide: How to Find Your Ancestors in Archived Newspapers
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 240 pages
Author: J. Beidler
Other: b&w photos, appendixes, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books
Newspapers are an incredible resource for historians. The social historian, the local historian and of course the family historian. You can find the most amazing things in newspapers, much to which you wouldn't find elsewhere.
But to use them, you need to know what's available, where they are, and how to search them.
James M. Beidler's "The Family Tree Historian Newspapers Guide" is a must-have book for everyone, and covers not just US newspapers, but international ones as well, including Australia, New Zealand, England and Ireland, Europe, Canada and numerous other countries. This comprehensive how-to guide shows you how to find stories and articles in the newspapers of centuries past, enabling you to learn about your ancestors and the times and places they lived in.
With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book shows you what your can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazettes.
Part 1. Learning the Basics
1. The Historical Role of Newspapers
2. Records in Newspapers
3. Vital Records and Life Events in Newspapers
4. Obituaries and Other Death Notices
5. Understanding Newspaper Media
Part 2. Accessing Digitized Newspapers
6. Free Newspaper Websites
9. Other Subscription Sites
10. Seeking Out Other Newspapers
Part 3. Diving Deeper into Newspapers
11. Ethnic-Focused Newspapers
12. International Newspapers
13. Preserving, Collecting and Citing Newspapers
14. Putting it all Together
Appendix A. Newspaper Research Flowchart
Appendix B. Newspaper Resources
Appendix C. Creating a Newspaper Chronology