Historical Newspapers: Read About Your Ancestors

Janeen Bjork
Janeen Bjork

Saturday, October 3rd at 2 p.m.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Ms. Bjork will teach you what is available through the major collections of digitized newspapers that can be accessed online. Newspaper articles reveal information about people that may not appear in other public records. This information may include details about births, marriages, social events, sporting events, church activities and affiliations, occupations, legal notices, land sales, taxation, military service, businesses, tragedies, heroism, letters to the editor and advertisements. You will learn strategies for finding newspaper items about your ancestors. These include not only looking in newspapers in the place(s) and times they lived, but in places hundreds of miles from where they were and decades after.

Ms. Bjork is teaching unique and popular genealogy and computer classes at the Greenwich Senior Center, Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education, Norwalk Community College’s Lifetime Learning Institute and the Connecticut Ancestry Society this fall. She is thrilled to be sharing her search and organizational methodologies with others. To learn more about Ms Bjork’s schedule, visit her website.

Come at 1 p.m. to show your own work!

Join us before the program to discuss your family history project. This is an informal one hour roundtable discussion; where you are invited to seek help for your problems and to share your experiences with others.