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Re: Genealogical Footprints

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 4:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Vicki,

Yes, GenealogyBank.com is a site that is ditigizing old newspapers. They add to them constantly. I had a subscription for a long time and never found anything, then they added more and I hit a gold mine.

You will want to make a day just to read through them. Select the time period you are most interested in to start with.

In my local newspaper, which is not digitized, I found that my dad broke his arm from swinging on a gate when he was just four. I read through the newspaper year by year which took a very long time. In another newspaper I found a lost relative died and the body was shipped back here for burial. That gave me the clue to go to that county and find the estate records and my goldmine find of the year.

When I cannot get to an area that I need to research, I hire someone to do it for me. I give them specific names and time ranges, tell them what I need, and then cross my fingers. I feel that it would cost me $ for gas, parking, motels, and food, so paying someone else can be a bargain.
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vickih203172 25 Dec 2012 5:03PM GMT 
MikeGavin71 25 Dec 2012 6:16PM GMT 
vickih203172 25 Dec 2012 6:47PM GMT 
TrischHall 26 Dec 2012 2:49PM GMT 
vickih203172 26 Dec 2012 3:51PM GMT 
TrischHall 27 Dec 2012 11:21AM GMT 
vickih203172 26 Dec 2012 3:59PM GMT 
thomasker2 25 Dec 2012 7:30PM GMT 
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