Ancestors in the CCC? Search Online Camp Newspapers from Virginia!

Ancestors in the CCC? Search Online Camp Newspapers from Virginia!

If your ancestor or other relative was part of the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps program, camp newspapers are great for learning about his experience. And it’s getting easier to access CCC camp newspapers from Virginia (plus a few from outside Virginia). CCC workers, Library of Congress The Virginia Newspapers...Read more
My No. 1 Favorite Genealogy Resource

My No. 1 Favorite Genealogy Resource

Newspapers! It’s newspapers. They’re full of details you don’t find anywhere else (although sometimes colored by a reporter’s perspective). Because our Find Your Ancestors in Online Newspapers webinar is coming up April 21,  I’ll let my third-great-grandfather Thomas Frost demonstrate  why I love this resource. You first heard about Thomas...Read more

Research Family Photographers in Old Newspapers

The name and address of a photo studio usually found on a card photograph contains clues to help you learn more about when and where a picture was taken. That information can narrow a time frame for a family photograph. While city directories are a standard resource for leaning more...Read more