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title Newspapers and the Genealogist
creator Flanagan, Doris
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Genealogical research guides stress the importance of local newspapers as a source of valuable family history data, but many of us tend to ignore good advice. I know I did until an inscription on a gravestone in a Charlottetown cemetery prompted me to look for information in a newspaper: James Flanagan/ born 1860 drowned 1918/ through loss of the S.S. Sophia. I hadn't been able to learn much about James from other sources. I knew his date of birth from a church record of baptisms, and I knew he was a blacksmith from a cameo appearance on the 1881 census, but that was all. The generation that might have known about the circumstances of James's death was gone so, reluctantly, I decided to search the pages of a 1918 newspaper.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-294
source 22
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Newspapers and the Genealogist
creator Flanagan, Doris
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Genealogical research guides stress the importance of local newspapers as a source of valuable family history data, but many of us tend to ignore good advice. I know I did until an inscription on a gravestone in a Charlottetown cemetery prompted me to look for information in a newspaper: James Flanagan/ born 1860 drowned 1918/ through loss of the S.S. Sophia. I hadn't been able to learn much about James from other sources. I knew his date of birth from a church record of baptisms, and I knew he was a blacksmith from a cameo appearance on the 1881 census, but that was all. The generation that might have known about the circumstances of James's death was gone so, reluctantly, I decided to search the pages of a 1918 newspaper.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-294
source 22
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.