Importance of Newspapers for family research

Daniel Horowitz
Sep 25, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
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Why We Need Newspapers
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Online Newspapers
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Case Studies
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Newspapers are a key tool to get information about families in all kind of announcements; but not everybody knows how and where to access them. But the most recent revolution in newspaper technology was done with MyHeritage's Record Matching new technology, designed to automatically find historical records for families in newspapers, comparing important meta-data like places and dates. Learn how  this technology works and how it benefits the users and the newspapers as well.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the stud
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    Before this webinar I did not know how to get information from newspaper articles thanks for the information.

    5+ Super informative, Thanks

    Absolutely fantastic. My gg-grandfather left his wife shortly after my g-grandfather was born to go to Colorado to be a miner. I knew nothing about him until I found a newspaper article about his death. Unfortunately with the name of Cole, the OCR’s picked up anything with Colo (apparently the abbreviation for Colorado at the time) so it took a bit to go through everything. Thanks to Daniel’s suggestions I’m going to go back and look at more papers in hopes of getting more information about him. Thanks

    Always an excellent presenter! Very happy that he provided information about international newspapers.

    Always enjoy Daniel’s presentations. Learned a lot

    Always good to be reminded of all those online sources – especially the free ones 😉 Thanks!

    Always learn something news.

    An incredible amount of information and presented in a very well explained manner. I will look for many more of Daniel’s webinars. THANKS

    Appreciated the many links and websites for international newspapers

    Awesome. Opportunity to add additional resources for newspapers that were global. Especially appreciated the chance to learn more about MyHeritage and its collections as well as type of subscriptions.

    Daniel always gives an excellent webinar!

    Daniel is so knowledgeable! Thank you so much! Awesome!!!

    Enjoyed presentation.

    Enjoyed the links Daniel shared.


    Excellent as always. Good links! Great demos by both Danial and Geoff!

    Excellent information and reference sites, but most importantly talking about My Heritage website. I have not joined this site and because of today am talking a serious look.

    Excellent presentation

    Excellent webinar! Very useful information. I need to use newspapers more in my genealogical research. Thank you!

    Excellent webinar.


    Exciting information. I have had issues with the transcription of newspapers. This looks like a much better technology. Certainly access to newspapers is limited without large subscription fees. With a global focus, hopefully this bank of information will provide access to more newspapers with only one subscription fee. Daniel’s enthusiasm for this subject is obvious and rather than focussing on one or 2 of the major markets he took a more global approach. Great seminar!

    Fantastic webinar adding another dimension to my genealogy.

    Giving me a lot of new thoughts and avenues. Thanks

    Good information. Thanks. Glad I was able to access todays webinar.


    Great Info, Great Webinar, Great Fun!

    Great information filled with new resources. Fantastic!

    Great information on newspapers online!

    Great information to follow up on!

    great information!

    Great information. I publish a newsletter for my local genealogy society and your info is perfect for my next issue. Thank you

    Great list of resources for us. Thanks!

    Great presentation from Daniel on Newspapers.

    Great resources for newspaper research!!

    Great resources. Thanks so much.

    Had some good websites to check out. well worth the watch!

    Helpful additional resources for research

    I am a fairly experienced genealogist. I learned a lot. You don’t know how much you don’t know until you listen to one of your webinars. Excellent.

    I am just getting starter with My Heritage so I really appreciated the information about the site. I was very happy with all of the different web sites that were presented. Newspapers my be my new favorite thing when searching thanks to My Heritage and the presentation.

    I am so impressed with My Heritage!

    I appreciated that he provided information about many online resources in addition to those available at MyHeritage. Thank you!

    I learned about more reasons to check newspapers than I had ever thought about before. Thanks.

    I’m glad the presenter showed a lot of other sources first instead of just My Heritage. I feel better about his company when he’s more inclusive.

    It was great to learn of other newspapers available for online searching.

    learned about several new websites to explore. Good info

    Learned new stuff today–great.

    lots more info about newspapers availability than I thought! thanks so much

    lots of good information and sites

    lots of information


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