In fact, your ancestors could be anywhere! Most likely they were mentioned at some point in their own local paper, but they might also show up in a neighboring towns paper, or in a paper located thousands of miles away.
There's nothing more exciting than finding information in an old newspaper that adds to your family history! But it's certainly not as easy as it sounds. That's why I’ve been working feverishly on a new book (that I can finally tell you about) that is going to give you the answers and resources you need to be successful finding your ancestors in the news. It’s called Everything You Need to Know About Finding Your Family History in Newspapers and that’s exactly what it is. It’s everything you need to know.
In this book I spell out a step-by-step newspaper research process and give you worksheets that you can copy and use again and again. There are tons of websites, search tips, and 3 very cool online tools that you probably aren’t using, but you should be!
Stay tuned because we’ll be doing an official launch very soon, and I’m going to have a very special opportunity for you to get a signed copy of the book first. While you wait, get revved up for newspaper research by listening to my interview with Tom Kemp of GenealogyBank about what you can find in newspapers in Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #124