Category Archives: Newspaper Research

Finding a Good Home in Rural New York, c. 1904

Recent days have found me knee deep in online newspaper research at a website known as NYS Historical Newspapers. It’s a site  you’ll find indispensable if you’re researching  ancestors who resided anywhere in New York State. Best of all it’s … Continue reading

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When Family History Research Makes You Sad….

…there simply are no words. Wishing peace to a distant cousin I’m just beginning to know. Facts & Fallacies, September 3, 1914, page 2, column 2, Northern New York Historical Newspapers. Accessed 15 June 2016 at: ______  Copyright © … Continue reading

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Obituary Offers Recollections of Long Time Railroad Man…

Birth, marriage and death dates. They may provide the framework for genealogists researching the lives of their ancestors, but what about those old obituaries? Ahhh……now that’s  where you’ll find the good stuff! Over the course of the last few years … Continue reading

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