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.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
"Newspapers Online" Talk in Stockton
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
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.ReplyDelete
Almost forgot -- Sheri was an awesome hostess, even if I did end up chauffeuring her around!ReplyDelete