Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Newspapers Online" Talk in Stockton

This Thursday, March 17 (Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy birthday, Lar!), I will present my talk on using online newspaper archives for genealogical research at the Cesar Chavez Central Library in Stockton, California for the San Joaquin Genealogical Society.  After the prepared presentation I'll do some live searches to demonstrate the techniques I talk about.

Newspapers can provide incredible amounts of information that will help you in your research. They can also help give you a more complete picture of your family members by telling you more about their lives. Beyond the types of things you'd expect -- births, marriages, deaths -- I have also found information about jobs, military service, moves, hobbies, civic involvement, travel, naturalization, arrests, and more.


  1. I had a good time today at the San Joaquin Genealogical Society. The turnout was great for my talk! About 50 people came to learn how to find and use online newspaper archives. Appropriately, several of the attendees found out about the presentation from the announcement in the local newspaper, the Stockton Record. People said they learned a lot and they're looking forward to finding information in newspapers about their ancestors.

  2. Almost forgot -- Sheri was an awesome hostess, even if I did end up chauffeuring her around!


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