Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Using Newspapers for Genealogical Research

Due to the coronavirus threat, library class cancellations, and Colorado Governor’s Stay at Home order, this class will only be live broadcast! Please register below to receive the Zoom online link and handout!

Saturday, April 25, 9:30 to 12:30 pm
Online Class Only!

Newspapers are a great resource for researching one’s ancestors and, unfortunately, they are frequently overlooked by genealogists.  This presentation will provide an overview of the types of information that can be obtained from historic newspapers, the primary web sites for doing newspaper research, foreign language newspaper sources and tips on how to improve your chances for success.  The speaker, Del Ritchhart,  will also discuss a couple of his successes and the methods he used to discover the information.

Del Ritchhart

Del Ritchhart recently moved to Windsor from San Diego and joined our society. Del began researching his family history in 1994. He served in leadership positions in several San Diego genealogy organizations; including President, of Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego and Program Director for the San Diego Genealogical Society. He was Chair of The Working Group for soliciting Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers for the June 2019 International German Genealogy Partnership Conference held in Sacramento. He currently leads the German Study Group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is Secretary of the Longs Peak Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Del has given over 120 genealogy presentations to numerous groups in the Southern California and Northern Colorado areas in the past nine years. He published, “Breathing Life Into My Family Ancestors” in late 2011 and published his second book “Ordinary People Who Accomplished the Extraordinary—Our Immigrant Ancestors and Their Descendants” in November 2019.

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