Finding information in
historical newspapers can be daunting task for family historians.
It can take several hours to go through even one year of an old
newspaper. At times, births, deaths,
and marriages can be hidden in the pages of the old papers among the advertisements.
Not only that, but at times there are other gems hidden in the old papers
about family members that have long been forgotten.
Researchers might have limited access to those old papers as well.
Not everyone can travel great distances to visit the local library or
historical/ genealogical society to spend hours and hours looking through all
the files and newspapers. Genealogical
Roots in Newspapers is an index that shows you where to find known articles
about your family members. You can
search to your heartís content and know if you find an article about a family
member, you know what the article is about before you order it.
Even the online newspaper
search sites have limitations to finding articles about family members.
Especially if you have a common last name or there are multiple ways to
spell the last name, and since they do not use soundex, you might never find articles
about family members.
The purpose of this site
is to help family history researchers locate information about family members
that appear in local newspapers. The articles can range from vital
statistics, funny family stories, letters from travelers to somber memories of
wars and visitors.
Please remember that this is only an index of the articles.
The Glossary is for the meanings of the indexed items.
This site has grown to include six counties and three states; Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Lisa hopes that it continues to grow.
It's hard to believe that this site has been up since 1997, that's over 17 years. Where did the time go.
Currently there are more than 73,000 + entries (October 3, 2015)
This site was first uploaded on 15 Nov 1998.
Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
questions or comments about this web site.