WEBINAR – Using Digitized Newspapers for Genealogical Research
July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Newspapers can be a great source of information for genealogical research and are becoming more and more accessible in digital form. Brian Armstrong will discuss the various types of genealogical information that can be found in digitized newspaper archives including obituaries, personal notices (gossip columns), business items/advertisements, legal notices, and real estate information. He will also provide an overview of the available free and purchased resources for accessing digital newspapers and tips on how to use indexes to find information. There will be numerous examples using digital newspapers as an essential resource in finding new information about your family’s history.
Brian Armstrong is an independent historian, researcher and author who frequently lectures throughout the state on local history. Mr. Armstrong lectures throughout the state on historical topics such as Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogical Research, Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment, Prohibition, World War I, the Spanish Influenza, and political history. His 2019 book, The Franklin Park Tragedy. A Forgotten Story of Racial Injustice in New Jersey, won the 2020 NJSAA Author Award and he has a new book published this year, A History Lover’s Guide to Bar Harbor, Maine.