Part 3 of my three part series on Ancestors’ Stories: “Hold fast in your faith or whatever goodness and kindness you believe in” is what genealogist and social historian Lauren Peightel learned from her ancestors. Listen to Lauren’s stories and then learn how to find your ancestor’s community newspapers.
Lauren’s family goes back to early 1700’s Pennsylvania and through diaries, letters, and newspapers, she learned what her ancestors’ life was like during the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, PA. Much of what was experienced then is similar to what we are experiencing now.
Then Denys shares how to use newspapers to find historical context for your ancestors’ lives. A list of all the places you can find newspapers is here.
Lauren Peightel, Manager of Genealogy and Cultural Programs, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, indianahistory.org