“Finding the Answers in Online Newspapers”
Presented by Trisha Bomar
Vice President, Publicity,
Sonoma County Genealogical Society
Why are Online Newspapers Important?
Trisha is going to tell us why searching online newspapers is a tool that every genealogist should be using. The extent of newspapers digitized online today is massive.
Families can only pass down so many stories, while some remain dark secrets. We know names and dates, but newspaper articles can help make your ancestors come to life by telling us their story.
Trisha will show us her favorite sites and then use the Gilroy family as a research subject.
You will not believe the amazing facts she discovered about this family by searching online.
Trisha's Handout covers free and pay sites, and she provides newspaper clippings which tell the fascinating story of the Gilroy family. It is best to use this link to download the file to your computer and open it with Adobe Reader. That way the links in the Handout to other sites will work for you.
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.