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Research Notes 2019-10-21

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If you missed Saturday’s meeting, you missed some fascinating displays of family history. It was also a delightful way to share ideas, resources and research tips. Then there was a table full of delightful snacks which were enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the members and staff who pulled all this genealogical goodness together.


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Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 14th. That’s the date for the 2020 North Florida Genealogy Conference. The lineup of presenters is looking very good. They are also looking for specialist volunteers who are willing to help answer questions and offer research advice. If you are interested, contact Ann Staley at


If you use GenealogyBank to find historic newspaper articles, you can now attach those articles to your FamilySearch tree with just a couple of clicks.


Once you find an article of interest at GenealogyBank, look at the upper-right side of the screen for the green FamilySearch icon. Click the icon and you will be asked which person in your tree should be attached to this article. Once attached, you will find the article’s details in the Sources section. You can edit the source information if necessary. The Notes area at the bottom of the source card can also be used to include additional content.


GenealogyBank isn’t the only newspaper resource. Most of us are familiar with The Library of Congress’s Chronicling America newspaper archive, but did you know that The Library of Congress also maintains an album on Flickr to display their Illustrated Newspaper Supplement? It contains the cover pages from the New York Tribune beginning with the year 1909. Here’s one example . . .


Historic newspapers are always a great place to find more information related to the people and places that are part of your family history. It’s wonderful to watch as more of these publications become available to the public. Happy hunting!

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