Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Women's History Month 2015: Newspapers

List of Letters- Ladies' List. The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) 22 April 1854. Page 4. Newspapers.com

Newspapers are a fabulous source for finding articles and images. They report on the everyday and extraordinary moments in lives. Women can be found in all types of article including those that report vital record events, milestones, and achievements. Take some time to explore newspapers for your ancestress.

Some ideas about what types of article can be found below. These links are for articles I have written for the GenealogyBank blog and provide some nice examples of what newspapers can hold for researchers.

Love & Marriage: Newspaper Engagement & Wedding Announcements

Help Wanted-Female Classified Ads: Working Women Ancestors

Tracing Female Ancestors: The Mother of All Genealogy Research

Finding Ancestors’ Names Can Be Child’s Play: Paper Doll Comics

Newspaper Recipe Contests: Was Your Ancestor a Contest Winner?

Need to find what websites have newspapers? The Ancestor Hunt and Online Historical Newspapers are two places to start your search.

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