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“Yes, Your Ancestors Were in the Newspapers”

Stephen Ehat

Categories: RR, RT

Talk Abstract:
Do not limit yourself to a search for obituaries, birth notices, marriage announcements, and items of news or gossip. Use newspapers for land-transaction research, probate research, and lawsuit research. Do not limit your research in newspapers to searches on the names of persons. Search also on addresses, on business names, on neighbors’ names, on relatives’ names, on organizations’ names. What is optical character recognition (OCR)? What are its shortcomings? How do you get around the shortcomings? What are some of the resources available for discovering how to access newspapers that are not yet on the major websites or even on any websites? How does one access foreign newspapers? Research in digitized newspapers can revolutionize your access to valuable, even crucial, information. You will be shocked! Did you know that thousands of newspapers, urban and rural, foreign and domestic, from the late 1700s to the present day, are available—a great many of them digitized, searchable, and online? Learns secrets to research success in newspapers.

Speaker Bio:
Stephen Kent Ehat, age 68, has performed family history research since 1967 and has extensive experience in American, German, Italian, Irish, South American and Eastern European genealogical research. He and his wife, Jeanine, live in Lindon, Utah. He has served as director of the Lindon Shared-Stakes Family History Center. They have five sons and 21 grandchildren.

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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