Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Scoop on Family History Newspaper Research

What’s Black, and White and READ all over? Your Ancestors in old newspapers!

In fact, your ancestors could be anywhere! Most likely they were mentioned at some point in their own local paper, but they might also show up in a neighboring towns paper, or in a paper located thousands of miles away. 

There's nothing more exciting than finding information in an old newspaper that adds to your family history! But it's certainly not as easy as it sounds. That's why I’ve been working feverishly on a new book (that I can finally tell you about) that is going to give you the answers and resources you need to be successful finding your ancestors in the news. It’s called Everything You Need to Know About Finding Your Family History in Newspapers and that’s exactly what it is. It’s everything you need to know.

In this book I spell out a step-by-step newspaper research process and give you worksheets that you can copy and use again and again. There are tons of websites, search tips, and 3 very cool online tools that you probably aren’t using, but you should be!

Stay tuned because we’ll be doing an official launch very soon, and I’m going to have a very special opportunity for you to get a signed copy of the book first.  While you wait, get revved up for newspaper research by listening to my interview with Tom Kemp of GenealogyBank about what you can find in newspapers in Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #124

14 comments:

Susan Petersen said...

Lisa, will this be available for the Kindle?

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

We are working right now on the various eBook formats and how to have a Kindle version.

Jenna said...

Love the cover Lisa! You will have these for sale at Rootstech, I'm guessing?

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

Yes, we'll have the books at RootsTech as long as our printer stays on schedule!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Looks great, Lisa! Don't forget Nook (not all of us are Kindle users).

Lynn Palermo said...

Congrats Lisa, look forward to it. Would love to review it on my blog.

goldvet2@yahoo.com said...

Will you have it for sale at RootsTech?

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

If all goes well with the printer delivery yes we will have it at RootsTech. Thanks for asking and see you there! Lisa

Kate said...

This sounds like it will be a very helpful book, I look forward to it!

Brenda M. Lybbert said...

Just had my 1st experience with old newspapers. Learned that a 2nd great-grandfather was murdered by his grandson during an argument. Can you say "No one EVER spoke about this"? I'm excited to see what you've been cooking for us to read!! Thanks!

Sunny Morton said...

Congratulations on the new book, Lisa! Can't wait to read it!

Joyce OConnor said...

I'd love to get a signed copy and I'll pre-order if I can!! Congrats on your new book! Joyce O'Connor

Nancy said...

Hi LIsa
I'd like a signed book also Can we pre order?
Will this book be in the I book store? Kindle? Nook?

Thanks
Nancy

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

I'm very happy to report here first that pre-order is now live on the website www.GenealogyGems.com for a signed copy. Shipping begins Feb. 6, 2012. Formal announcement coming tomorrow. You're the first to hear! Thanks!