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Your Ancestors in the Newspapers 
Wednesday 02 August 2017, 19:15 - 21:30
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Richard Heaton’s talk will provide an overview of the principal historic newspapers and periodical websites, both free and pay-per-view/subscriptions, which could help you research UK and Irish ancestors.  Then onto examples of what you are likely to find and why, followed by a look at some rare (forgotten) newspaper titles including examples of where to search for certain occupations and sporting ancestors.  Also a look at newspapers sites beyond UK and Ireland, and finally a look at common pitfalls and what you can do to think your way around them.
The talk will be illustrated with examples from Richard’s own vast collection and articles he’s found which have helped him flesh out his own family tree – information  he could only hope to find in historic newspapers.

Location Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Contact http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/meetings
Visitors are very welcome, we ask for a small donation to hear the talk

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