22 February 2013

Black History Month -- Have you checked your local newspaper for neat & relevant news items?

Though many don’t get print newspapers anymore, most local newspapers nowadays have an online presence.

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Many of these newspapers do print articles about historical and genealogical topics of interest.  Many of these topics mirror themes such as Black History Month.

For example, my local newspaper the News & Observer (and yes, I still get a print copy – my morning cup of coffee is only good when I’m holding a newspaper in hand!) recently published these fascinating articles: 

In the past, I have found series of articles about landmarks, families, bits of history and more in this and other NC newspapers.  You might find that someone writing for the newspaper in a community where your ancestors lived is a history buff and so is publishing articles like those above talking about history that might have relevance to your family history research.

If your local newspaper or a newspaper local to where you are researching has a neat history and/or genealogy-themed column or a tendency to publish articles about historical events, places and/or people, please do a shout out by posting a comment!

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