February 18, 2023 – Researching Family History through Newspapers

Saturday, February 18, 2023 – Researching Your Family History Series: Researching Family History through Newspapers

Newspapers can provide a wealth of information for family historians. While we typically search for details related to a death in an obituary, many other family details can be found in newspapers articles such as notices of court actions, probate notices, social columns, coroner’s inquests, missing persons, church news, community events, etcetera.

In this workshop, participants will learn why newspapers are important in researching ancestors, how to determine what newspapers to look for and where to find them online and offline. A number of tips and resources to help make your newspaper research successful will be explained.

Join members of the Wellington County Branch, Ontario Ancestors as they partner with the Guelph Public Library’s Archivist to deliver a series of workshops to help you discover your family’s story. Register for one or for all the sessions at https://www.guelphpl.ca/en/services/events-and-programs.aspx. Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to each session.

Our meetings are open to everyone and we look forward to welcoming our members and friends.

See the Calendar to see our full 2022 Branch program!

Be sure to visit our dynamic Facebook page: Wellington County Branch, Ontario Ancestors.
All members are invited to post pictures, tips, ask questions or respond to inquiries.
Please remember that all posts are to be respectful and related to family history research.
Research queries can still be sent to wellingtonresearch@ogs.on.ca and general questions to

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