Newspapers – More than Just Notices and How to Find Them. Trish Little Taylor.
Newspapers provide researchers more than birth, marriages and death notices. The social side columns are insights into the life and times of our ancestors by showing reports on family visits, anniversary parties, galas, local elections and of course the tragedies like murders, accidents, etc. Locating the local paper is the next step, whether the newspaper is in hard copy, microfilm or online, and Trish will present tips on how to locate that elusive paper.
Trish Little Taylor is a librarian and has been doing genealogy since 1978. She started learning about researching her families when she worked at the Library of Virginia. She has attended genealogical conferences in the United States and in Ireland. While in Ireland she began to do in-depth research on her grandfather who emigrated in 1901, and as a result obtained Irish citizenship and an Irish passport. She has taught Irish genealogy classes at Brookdale Community College and done presentations at two Virginia Library Association Conferences. While at Portsmouth Public Library she spoke at workshops on various topics including African American genealogy.