Genealogy Networking Notes

At our recent Genealogy Networking Group this week we spent a great deal of time going through Family Tree Magazine’s list of top 101 genealogy websites. Some of the ones we examined were: Mooseroots. This is the kind of site you can get lost in for hours at a time. Mooseroost searches lots of other websites…

Newspapers! Get Your Newspapers Here!

Are you a fan of using newspapers in your genealogy research? If so, check out the Old Fulton NY Post Cards website, one of, if not the, largest free digital newspaper websites out there. Old Fulton NY is a one-man-show run by Tom Tryniski, a retired engineer with a high school education and a passion…

Looking for Chicago obituaries?

Cook Library has two databases you can use to find Chicago obituaries. Patrons most often use the Chicago Tribune Historical Database for Chicago research. The less frequently used is called Chicago Tribune Historical Archive but it’s one you don’t want to overlook. Here’s why: Chicago Tribune Historical Archive has access to 2.5 million obituaries and death notices.…

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…