Learn about your ancestors and their communities with historical newspapers! This cheat sheet will show you how to research online newspaper databases to find records.
Learn about your ancestors and their communities using historical newspapers. Newspapers were the “social media” of their day, and it’s easier to search for them than ever before. With this cheat sheet, you’ll learn how and where to search for historical newspapers online. Inside, you’ll find:
- What you can expect to find in newspapers, including all the kinds of records that appear in them
- Guides to searching for historical newspapers on popular sites Newspapers.com and GenealogyBank
- Tips for researching historical records across the internet
Once you download the Newspapers Cheat Sheet, you’ll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Mac and Windows computers.
The Newspapers Cheat Sheet contains portions of the book The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide.