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One of the best and most underused resources in genealogical research is newspapers. Researchers dismiss them for a variety of reasons, but the genealogical details and historical context that can be found in newspapers make it well worth the time spent.
Many researchers find their family line eventually leads to records maintained by the Roman Catholic Church. This presentation is a survey of the types of records kept by the church and keys to extracting data. Religious newspapers, Jubilee Books and Parish Histories are also covered.
You will learn how to use newspaper records that are available in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to assist you in African American research.