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Mining Treasures in Newspapers with Rhonda McClure, Senior Genealogist, NEHGS

Newspapers contain a wealth of information for genealogists from obituaries to birth and marriage announcements, from feature articles to classifieds. Newspapers also provide historical narrative and a glimpse into your ancestor’s everyday life. Join genealogist Rhonda R. McClure to learn what information is available, how it can help you in your family history research, and how to access these important resources—especially those available at the New England Historic Genealogical Society library and on AmericanAncestors.org.
Rhonda R. McClure, Senior Genealogist, is a nationally recognized professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in New England and celebrity research as well as computerized genealogy; is compiler of more than 120 celebrity family trees; has been a contributing editor for Heritage Quest Magazine, Biography magazine and was a contributor to The History Channel Magazine and American History Magazine. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of ten books, including the award-winning The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Genealogy, now in its second edition, Finding Your Famous and Infamous Ancestors, and Digitizing Your Family History. Areas of expertise: Immigration and naturalization, Late 19th and early 20th Century urban research, Missionaries (primarily in association with the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions), State Department Federal Records, New England, Mid-West, Southern, German, Italian, Scottish, Irish, French Canadian, and New Brunswick research as well as Internet research, genealogical software (FTM, RootsMagic, TMG, Reunion), digital peripherals, and uses both Mac and Windows machines.

This program will be presented virtually due to COVID-19. An email address is needed to register for the meeting.  A couple of days prior to the program, an invitation will be sent to the email address that you indicated in your registration with information on the program.  You will be able to ask questions during the program via chat or computer microphone. 

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Monday, October 26
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Portsmouth Free Public Library
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Carolyn Magnus
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