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How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers by Lisa Louise Cooke

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You're interested in learning more about your family history, and you've probably heard several people say "be sure to check old newspapers!" Sounds great, right? But which newspapers were around back then? And where are they now? This book provides you with a fool-proof research process, and is stuffed with everything you need for genealogical success:
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Worksheets and Checklists
  • Tons of Free Online Resources
  • Websites that are worth Shelling Out a Few Bucks For
  • A Massive Amount of Location Specific Websites
  • A Case Study that Puts It All to the Test
It's the answer to finding what's black and white and read all over:
What Others Have to Say About How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers:
"Read it. Study it. Absorb it. But above all, use Lisa Louise Cooke’s new book as the guide and instructional tool that it is meant to be. As a veteran of research and libraries, I found all sorts of nuggets and new resources. Beginners will find an embarrassment of riches, including an impressive appendix with a comprehensive list of online routes to national, international and local newspapers. This is as close as you’ll get to one-stop shopping for learning about historical newspaper research."
Steve Luxenberg, Washington Post associate editor and author of Annie’s Ghosts
"A Journey Into a Family Secret “Newspapers are genealogy’s ‘hottest’ record group today and Cooke’s engaging writing teamed with helpful worksheets makes searching for them much easier.”
James M. Beidler, Award-winning newspaper columnist and Genealogy Lecturer
“Mining genealogical gems from newspapers is the next frontier in genealogy and it is great that Lisa is paving that way. She introduces researchers to new, innovative ways of locating newspapers. Even though Lisa is a techie, she makes things simple for people who have a hard time finding the “on” button. But the best part is, Lisa writes with the same enthusiasm she has when lecturing. She is fun!”
Tony Burroughs. FUGA. Professional Genealogist featured on Oprah’s Roots(PBS 2007), African American Lives with Henry Louis Gates (PBS 2006)
Paperback: 155 pages, 8.5" x 11"
About the author:
Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show as well as the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast, both available at, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app, and free toolbar. Her podcasts bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world.
Lisa’s offerings are not limited to online. She is a sought after international genealogy speaker, and produces live presentations of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at top genealogy conferences.
Whether in person or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news, questions and resources and deliver the gems that can unlock each listeners own family history treasure trove!
Family is not just a priority professionally. Lisa is a doting wife to Bill, the proud mom of three daughters, and has added the role of Grandma to her resume. She counts her blessings every day for the love, fulfillment and laughter that family brings to every aspect of her life.
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