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  1. Newspapers for Genealogists: Document every day of your ancestors' lives RootsTech – Salt Lake City, Utah Thomas Jay Kemp 3 February 2012

  2. Newspapers 5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today

  3. Newspapers 5,850 & Growing! 1690-Today

  4. Over 5,850 newspapers • All 50 states • 1690 to today • Over 1.1 Billion Records • Over 263,000 rare books & documents • Over 206 million obituaries & death records

  5. Key items in newspapers …

  6. Boston News-Letter. July 24‐July 31, 1704. page 4 Obituaries Obituaries

  7. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the 1850 census for Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York.

  8. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the 1850 census for Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York.

  9. James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the 1850 census for Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York.

  10. Hudson River Chronicle (Sing Sing, NY) 12 December 1848 Obituary notice for Lovina Ayres born 7 August 1846 died 28November 1848

  11. Births

  12. Aberdeen (SD) Daily Herald. 10 December 1999, page 18.

  13. Aberdeen (SD) Daily Herald. 10 December 1999, page 18. • Child’s name, date and place of birth • Mother’s maiden name • Names of both sets of grand-parents • Names of the great grandparents

  14. Fort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18

  15. “This is their third daughter” • “Mr. Monroe left about three weeks ago for a southern camp (Army), where he was called in the draft.” • Mrs. Monroe – formerly Miss Rhea Holtzberg – a teacher in the Butler City schools Fort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18

  16. Trenton Evening Times. 4 October 1964. Page 49.

  17. Dallas Morning News November 19, 1978

  18. Dallas Morning News November 19, 1978

  19. Marriage announcements

  20. Engagements

  21. Clues • Names of the bride and groom • Name and location of the church • Date of the wedding • Where the couple will live • Names of the parents of the bride • Biographical information • Members of the wedding party • Pictures

  22. Independent Inquirer (Brattleboro, Vermont) 28 June 1834, page 3

  23. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3

  24. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3

  25. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3

  26. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3

  27. Eastern ArgusPortland, Maine: 19 Aug 1828 – Page 3

  28. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895

  29. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages

  30. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence

  31. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married

  32. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago

  33. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years

  34. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years • Only death in family

  35. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 • Names, ages • Residence • Where married • 1st wife died, 14 months ago • Married 63 years • Only death in family • # of children, grandchildren etc.

  36. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MD

  37. Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895 1880 Census Garrett County, MD

  38. Dallas Morning News (Texas)19 January 1948, Section 2, page 13

  39. Boston Post Boy (Massachusetts) 22 July 1751, page 2

  40. Commercial Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio)25 January 1862, page 1

  41. Family Reunions

  42. Family Reunions • Held at Oakland Park, Decatur, Illinois • Descendents of Jacob Garver of Switzerland • The American line of this family descends from Christian Garver, Jacob’s son, who immigrated to America in 1790 • Christian Garver settled in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania • David Garver came to Decatur, Illinois, in 1840 • Other family members

  43. Friend. (Honolulu, Hawaii). 28 February 1878. page 13 Family Reunions