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23 July 2013

Publications Beyond The Newspaper

Have you gotten beyond newspapers as the only periodical that may mention your ancestor or relative? Trade, union, or occupational journals may mention your long-long relative. Church, religious, denominational, or fraternal publications may hold the key to your research. GoogleBooks includes some of these materials in digital format. Obituaries or even tombstones may give clues as to memberships your ancestor might have held in certain organizations.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent tip!
    There are political, military and even hobby newspapers and other publications too.
    And if family members were familiar with languages other than English, or attended events/organizations where other languages were spoken, look for appropriate publications. For many specialized publications, you may need to set a wider geographic circle for your search.