What Can You Learn About Your Ancestors in Newspapers?

One of the things I’ve learned doing genealogy is that your family doesn’t have to be famous or infamous to be in the newspaper.

But what can you learn from newspapers? I can think of at least five things you might learn from them. Continue Reading →

Did My Family Not Hug Because of the Spanish Flu? (Part Two)

Sixteen months ago, I wrote Did My Family Not Hug Because of the Spanish Flu? I remember at the time I was telling people my theory, and they scoffed at me. But now, all these months later and dealing with all the things we’ve had to deal with during the Covid pandemic, I’m not so sure I was wrong. Continue Reading →

Your Family In the News

When it comes to family history I’ve always known that newspapers can be a gold mine of information. Especially obituaries, anytime I found an obituary I would pour over every … Continue Reading →