For those of you who do family history research regularly, you know the name FamilySearch.org. For those who may not be as familiar, FamilySearch is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons). The Church owns one of the largest collections of records in the world, and has been digitizing it and making it available for free for years now. Its digitization has been a crowd sourced effort.
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Here is another excellent example of how newspaper research can lead you to more members of your family tree. My dad always told me about his Uncle Gordon and Aunt Jean, and how he believed they had 14 or 15 kids. He recalled the last 2 or 3 they had at home and had a difficult time getting birth certificates for them.
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I found an exciting new source for free family history information. It would appear that the Delaware County library system in Pennsylvania offers free subscriptions to NewspaperArchive.com for the Chester Times and Delaware County Times. This has made locating elusive family members and filling in historical details much easier.
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