The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is hosting a webinar: Learning More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers. Tonight, Jan 9th @ 7pm (EST) Click here for more information and to register.
I’ve found so much from newspapers like obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, information regarding court cases, land transfers, local event news and much more. Newspapers give me a better idea of what my ancestor’s lives during the times especially when newspapers when other records are few and far between.
Newspapers.com has a 7 day free trial, check it out and see what information you can find.
Are your tired of just looking at the Census records? Well, check out the records checklist below from familytreemagazine.com of other records to search for.
Just a little video of some fo the records I’ve acquired over the years while doing genealogical research.
Bounty Land:Land granted by the Colonial and federal governments as a reward for military service. Bounty-land warrants—documents granting the right to the land—were assigned to soldiers, their heirs and other individuals.
X: What the signer of a document would often write if he couldn’t write his name. A witness would typically label this “his mark.” (familytreemagazine.com)
The results are in from the 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event.