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How to Dig Up Family History Online

Jun 25, 2020 - The New York Times

Digitized newspaper archives and hyperlocal historical sources can help you understand how your ancestors lived.

Long before the internet made it easy to share the nuances of daily life, local newspapers and other regional publications reported the business, society and civic news of the people in the community. For budding genealogists, finding an ancestor in an old microfilmed newspaper and reading contemporaneous accounts of her turn in the school play or his all-city bowling championsh...