Everyone in your family tree has a birth date and a death date, but what happened to them in between? Often those details can be found in the newspapers of their time. "Jack Hannah arrived in Phillip to meet the train and pick up a shipment of goods on Thursday." "The Winston Family gathered last weekend to celebrate Paul and Phyllis' 40th wedding anniversay down at the Elk's lodge." Did your ancestor own a business? You might find years worth of business advertisements.
Newspaper articles can add context and details to the story of your ancestors lives like nothing else can, except, perhaps, having a conversation with them. You can also find out what else was happening in the area and the world in which they were living.
Join Reference & Technology Librarian Jessica Winum as she guides you through how to access newspapers both online and in the library, how to search them, and how to save what you find in this valuable session for genealogists of all levels.