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Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers, One Character at a Time

Wednesday, 2 Dec 2020, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Sponsored by the Bronxville Adult School

  • Newspapers can provide a wealth of information to help you fill in gaps in your family history research. This presentation will explain how to find what you're missing in your searches of online newspapers. Find out why you missed the items you missed from someone who has found thousands of elusive items for her family, her students' families, and her clients' families through a search methodology that can help anyone (you!) find and preserve family items from online newspapers. You'll learn what fee and free online newspaper resources are available, see the interfaces for those sites, and be ready to strike out on your own.
  • Class description, and portal to registration

COST: $15
Registration is OPEN. Please be sure to register by the day before the class at the latest. You will receive an invitation email with a link to join the Zoom meeting.


"You Should Write A Book!"

Saturday, 9 Jan 2021, 10 am–12 noon

Sponsored by Westchester County Genealogical Society

  • The program is designed for anyone who has heard "You should write a book!" but who needs a roadmap on how to do it.
  • For more information on WCGS programs,

The program is free and open to the public. Zoom link to follow.


The Central New York Genealogical Society Presents: It's Time to Write a Book

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The program will discuss the options wannabe book writers have, from DIY (scrapbooking, murals (books on a wall) or self-publishing with a print template), to hiring photo and design help, to commissioning a company that specializes in producing heirloom-quality family books. She will share what she learned as she worked with clients and their families, along with an expert book designer, to preserve photos, letters, diaries, documents, and scrapbook entries for posterity. The program is aimed at Genealogists of all levels, who are looking for best practices for writing and sharing one's family story.

The presentation will be virtual. It's free and open to the public.

Register by sending an email to gro.sgync|smargorp#gro.sgync|smargorp.


The Rest of the Story: Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

Sponsor: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B)
Newspapers contain everything from the mundane to the most sensational items for family researchers. The program will include an abbreviated history of American newspapers; a basic lesson in OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allow newspapers to be indexed and searched online), and the best practices for research, via multiple databases.

This session will be recorded for NYG&B member access.

Registration link:

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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