09 Jan

Webinar: Learning More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Ashley Lish, MLIS
Event Location: 
Online Webinar
Event Sponsor: 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Newspapers can provide a wealth of information about your ancestors and the times they lived in. Being able to use these sources is crucial for any genealogist wanting to effectively research and learn about their ancestors. This webinar will discuss the importance of using newspapers to learn about your ancestors’ lives by adding contextual information to your research.

Researchers can use newspapers to find items such as obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, descriptions of local events, and more about their ancestors. We’ll discuss where to find newspapers online and in physical repositories, and take a look at some effective search methods using examples from New York and other states.

This webinar is free and open to the public. 


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About the presenter

Ashley is the Genealogical Researcher for the NYG&B and is currently based in Salt Lake City. She holds a BA in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Ashley has completed internships at the Society of Genealogists in London and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and previously worked at AncestryProGenealogists as a researcher and trainer. Ashley specializes in research in the U.S., but specifically the New England and Mid-Atlantic states, including New York.