Old newspapers are a treasure trove of genealogy gems for the family historian. The Chronicling America free online newspaper collection is one I turn to regularly. Today I unearthed a 100 year old article that provided insight into one of my ancestors person passions.
My family history research has revealed that my Grandma Burkett adored the "picture shows." She meticulously documented all the moving pictures she went to see starting back in the Silent Film era. Those pages outlining her visits to the now historic California Theater led me to give silent films a whirl and now I'm hooked!