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 recently moved to Windsor from SanDiego and joined our society. He began researching his family history in 1994. He has served in leadership positions in several San Diego genealogical organizations, and has made over 100 presentations to numerous groups in the Southern California area. He published, “Breathing Life Into My Family Ancestors” in 2011 and plans too publish a second book in 2019.