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21 January 2012

Using Online Historical Black Newspapers for Genealogical Research

Saturday, February 25, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Many historical black and abolitionist newspapers are available online, with more being added. Most are on subscription sites, and some are free. This class will give an overview of the role of black newspapers, tell what is online and where to find it. Instructor Janice Sellers will suggest access strategies and show sample search results.

Register online.

The class is limited to thirty participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the workshop.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first thirty registrants. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in newspaper and Jewish research. She is the editor of two genealogy journals and is publicity director for the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. Janice is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, California Genealogical Society, California State Genealogical Alliance, and Gesher Galicia. She has been on the staff of the Oakland California Family History Center for eleven years.

Copyright © 2012 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


Jim (Hidden Genealogy Nuggets Blog) said...

Newspapers can provide a significant amount of genealogical information. You can find so much more than birth announcements, marriage announcements and obituaries. See what can be found in newspapers at Newspapers and Genealogy .

Regards, Jim