Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Wyoming Newspaper Project

I have always found researching in newspapers very enlightening and rewarding.  Not only can you find information about your ancestors, you can also see the information in the context of your ancestors' lives. I have long been using the Utah Digital Newspapers and found many interesting tidbits regarding my parents lives.  I would encourage you to research in the newspapers archives for little gems regarding your family.  Each of the newspaper sites search differently and require a little time to figure it out. I was researching in the Wyoming Newspaper Project and found it difficult to understand. However, once I figured it out, it was quite simple  I searched by simply putting in the last name of a relative into the search box and left the down arrow box at Keyword.

The search results are displayed as noted above. You can click on the document and you will be able to view the document; however, if you want to search for a particular name in the document you will need to click on the magnifying glass on the top right of the screen to view the document in a new window. Once this is completed you will be able to hit Ctrl-F or the Apple key-F to bring up the search window function and you will able to enter your search term, which will then be highlighted in the document you are viewing.  It took me a few tries to figure it out, but once I did, the site works beautifully.  If you have any questions. Please feel free to contact me. You can research the Wyoming Newspaper Project by clicking on this link Wyoming Newspaper Project. Have fun!

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