Monthly Meeting – Mar 3, 2016: “Using Newspapers to Find Your Family History”, by Shelley McFadden

Newspapers feature a wealth of exclusive material – including information on wars, tragedy, social events, obituaries, marriages, births, military service, employment, and other fascinating events in our history. Local town gossip is what our older newspapers used to keep subscribers wanting more. Many used information from other larger newspapers to fill in major stories. So you could find a story in New York or Boston in the newspapers in Virginia, Chicago, or San Francisco.

Major Newspaper Resources to be covered:,, Library of Congress (Chronicling America),,, State Digital Newspaper Collections, and our Local Seaside – Family History Center.

Shelley McFadden has worked on her family genealogy for over 35 years. She served as the past acting President, of Monterey County Genealogy Society, and Programs Chair. She is a member of the Commodore Sloat Chapter of the DAR.

Doors open at 6:15 pm, the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. We’ll see you at the Family History Center, 1024 Noche Buena, Seaside, CA., left rear of building.

“Here is something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?” – Jay Leno

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