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Family History Lectures @ NY Public Library - Newspaper Research and Urban Ancestor Research

user 10400654
New York, NY
Post #: 1
Beyond the Basics: Newspaper Research for Family Historians
Feb. 17, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

This presentation explores the variety of exciting new opportunities presented by newspaper research in the digital age, examines newspaper development and the evolving view of "public" and "private" information over time, and discusses the often-overlooked types of genealogical clues that can be found in both mainstream and specialty newspapers. In addition, the presentation discusses some short-cut techniques for locating newspapers (in original, microform, or digitized/searchable formats) and the limitations of the online search engines found on most digital newspaper sites.

Lecture by Meldon J. Wolfgang III, a member of the NYG&B Education Committee and owner of Jonathan Sheppard Books.

Of City-Slickers and Straphangers: Researching Urban Ancestors
March 24, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

Researching urban ancestors is fraught with difficulties. Dealing with large populations, multiple people by the same name, and the tendency of many city-dwellers to move frequently demands a unique approach to research and an understanding of which records will be most useful.

Lecture by Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CGSM, a member of the NYG&B Education Committee, and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
user 8700760
Group Organizer
New York, NY
Post #: 11
The newspaper session sounds interesting; shame it's after the Family History show in the UK! Thanks for sharing.
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