Newspaper basics

Finding an obituary, marriage notice, or news article about your ancestor in a newspaper can be thrilling, giving details to an event that the official record doesn’t convey. But where and how can you find these gems? The answer is three-fold: Some newspapers have been digitized and are available through subscription databases Some newspapers have…

Free, Free, Free!

I hope some of you out there will be able to take advantage of some free databases this weekend: Find My Past, which is primarily English records, and ArkivDigial, which is Swedish records. Read Dick Eastman’s blog with more details on FindMyPast and ArkivDigital. Have a happy and successful genealogy weekend!~Sonia

TryIt! Illinois

http://www.finditillinois.org/tryit At our last Genealogy Networking Group, we explored some of the TryIt! Illinois databases. I should say, we attempted to explore the databases. We were unable to access some databases, most notable those databases produced by ProQuest. I intended to email the State Library the next time I came in to work, but you…