From Birth to Death: Researching Genealogy Vital Records in Newspapers

From Birth to Death: Researching Genealogy Vital Records in Newspapers

Find details about vital events in your ancestor’s life using newspaper keyword combinations. If you want to find BMD (birth, marriage, and death) records for your ancestors, you can’t search historic newspapers for surnames only. Sometimes you have to add vital record keywords to your newspaper searches to find genealogy gold. These tips are great for using newspapers.com but can be used on any searching newspaper website.

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SHOW NOTES:
How to work around OCR errors in newspaper research https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/post/ocr-errors-newspapers/
Use Keywords in Newspaper Research to Find Genealogy Gold https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/post/newspaper-research-keywords/

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