Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pre-Order Now Available for Signed Copies of How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers

CLICK HERE to pre-order your signed copy of Everything You Need to Know About...How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers today.

As I was writing the final chapter of my brand new book Everything You Need to Know About...How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, I knew I wanted to put the book to the test by showing a case study.  I had been pouring my passion for the topic of newspaper research into this new volume for months and had set aside my own genealogy research in the process. Chapter 11 offered an opportunity to pull an item off my own to do list and use it as the guinea pig for an example.

I really wanted to find a record of my Great Grandparents marriage in the newspapers. They were married just a year or two before the Great San Francisco Earthquake rocked the county courthouse.  The official record no longer exists.  Newspapers were my last hope.

As I put my proven process covered in the book through it's paces, I started to get a little nervous.  What if I didn't hit pay dirt?  I had used the steps and worksheets countless times before, but this was a challenging task, and I had a deadline.  All the worry was for nothing.  Not only did I find the small snippet in the classified announcing their application for a marriage license - I found dozens of articles new to me detailing my Great Grandfather's work with the I.O.O.F. to help those suffering after the earthquake, and his management of a recreational baseball team complete with his home address.  I fell in love with newspapers all over again!


With the final chapter written, and the book is in production, I now have the incredible pleasure of announcing that How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers is available for pre-order.  I can't wait for you to get this book in your hands and I'll be signing each and every pre-ordered copy personally.  The book will be officially announced at RootsTech and shipping will begin Feb. 6.  In the meantime, please check out this preview.  Be sure and click "Expand" to have it fill your screen, and turn your speakers on as you will hear an audio version of Chapter 1.  (Isn't technology fun!!)


CLICK HERE to pre-order your signed copy of Everything You Need to Know About...How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers today.

See you in the Funny Papers!

2 comments:

Family Curator said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Completing the manuscript is a task worth celebrating. I can't wait to read your book.

SSmith525 said...

Good luck with your new book!