Monthly Meeting – June 1, 2023 – “Using Newspapers to Find Your Ancestor’s Stories” by Pamela Brigham

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Newspapers are a rich source of information about our ancestor’s lives. You can find everything from vital statistics (birth, marriage, death) to bankruptcy notices to real estate transactions. This information can really help flesh out the story of your ancestor’s lives. In this class we’ll be talking about some of the items you can find in newspapers and the free and paid sites where you can find them. What sites work best for finding your ancestor’s stories? How to get the most out of the sites with your research. Come find out more about newspapers during this class!

Pamela Brigham – is the President of the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group – website: She believes in using technology as a tool to help break through brick walls and effectively document her genealogy. She was in the technology industry for 20 years and since she started researching her genealogy, ~11 years ago, has applied that knowledge of tech to effectively document her family’s past. She enjoys teaching classes in genealogy including classes on the Mac, FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and searching in newspapers. Pamela received a certificate in genealogy from Boston University.

The Zoom meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp. Zoom meeting details will be sent by invitation only. If you are not a member and wish to attend, send an email with your email address to our Membership VP, Marilyn Ruccello .

For additional information, call (831) 915-9465.

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