Highlights from this issue include:
- A comparison of the biggest historical newspaper websites: Newspapers.com, GenealogyBank, and more
- Tips for finding historical newspapers from your ancestor’s hometown
- 12 records for uncovering maiden names
- A guide to US census records, from 1790 to 1950
- A FREE Historical Newspapers Cheat Sheet
Titans of Industry: By Sunny Jane Morton. Looking for digitized newspapers? We’ve got the scoop on five newspaper giants: Newspapers.com, GenealogyBank, NewspaperArchive, Chronicling America and Fulton History. Here’s how they compare.
Extra, Extra!: By Rick Crume. Don’t stop at the megawebsites—these smaller newspaper databases might cover your ancestral hometown’s beat.
In the News: By Stephen Wendt. Learn what newspapers can do for your research in this case study, in which they help reconstruct a long-forgotten ancestral history.
Ladies-in-Waiting: By Shelley K. Bishop. Find long-lost female ancestors with these 12 resources for discovering maiden names.
Mind the Gap: By Richard Simon John Willis. The UK National Archives’ website might not be exhaustive. But it still serves as a finding aid to British records, both there and elsewhere. Here’s what to expect.
- Research Guides: Utah and West Virginia
- Stories to Tell
- Tech News
- Lisa’s Picks
- Source Spotlight: US Censuses
- Website Tutorial: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Records Office Website
- Resource Roundup: Places to Connect with Other Researchers
- Photo Detective
- Family History Home: Preserving Coins and Paper Money
- Now What
- DNA Q&A: Why Would I DNA Test at Multiple Companies?
- Your Turn: Newspaper Article Transcription Form
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