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Newspapers for Genealogical Research
2019-02-14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Discover the wide array of information about your ancestors that can be found in newspapers, and learn the best search strategies for finding and searching historic newspapers through a number of free and subscription-based websites.
About our Speaker
Melissa A. Johnson, CG® is a New Jersey-based professional genealogist specializing in genealogical research; writing, editing, and publishing; using DNA to solve genealogical problems; and forensic genealogy. She focuses on researching families with roots in New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania, and the British Isles.
Melissa is editor of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey Newsletter and reviews editor of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. Melissa is chair of the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Development Committee, and a member of the Board for Certification of Genealogists Webinar Committee.
Melissa serves on the faculty of the Boston University Genealogical Research Program, and has served on the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research, British Institute, and the Forensic Genealogy Institute. Her work has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, NGS Monthly, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, NGS Magazine, and numerous other publications.