8 Free Genealogy and Newspaper Research Quick Reference Guides

Recently I have gotten the itch to create what I call Quick Sheets, more commonly called Quick Reference Guides. There now are a total of 8 of them.

In case you missed them here they are for your downloading and reading pleasure. I hope that they are useful in your genealogy and newspaper research.

Abbreviations to Use to Find 50% More Ancestor Newspaper Articles

(also useful for all genealogy online research)

Download Abbreviations pdf

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21 Do’s and Don’ts When Researching Historical Newspapers

Download 21 Dos and Donts pdf

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40 Oldtime Illnesses and Their Current Names

Download 40 Old Diseases pdf

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9 Ways to Effectively Find Obituaries in Online Newspapers

Download 9 Ways to Effectively Find Obituaries in Online Newspapers pdf

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Nicknames to Use to Find 50% More Ancestor Newspaper Articles

(also useful for all genealogy online research)

Download Nicknames pdf

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9 Steps for Success in Searching Old Newspapers for Your Ancestors

Download 9 Steps to Success pdf

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Was Your Ancestor a Member of a Lodge, Club or Secret Society?

Download Lodges pdf

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The BEST Way to Find Hidden Ancestor Newspaper Articles

Download The Best Way pdf

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I hope these are helpful for you. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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26 Comments

    1. thank you so much for these tips. It was extremely hard to get them as FLINK ads kept covering them up.

  1. Thank you very much for sharing! I am sure these will come in handy during my ongoing search. 🙂

      1. Thank you for sharing these. I can see they will come in handy with my on going family search.

  2. How nice of you to share these! I’m going to print all eight tomorrow. Thank you!

  3. Thank you, very useful information, You might want to add a place to update with other diseases like my grandma died of Brights disease which is a form of kidney failure (it took me a lot of research pre internet to figure out just what it was or other useful hints to expand your charts one hint I didn’t notice that I like to tell people is : “Remember to search a variety of names (ie Louisa Pace, Mrs. Wm Pace, Mrs. William Pace). “

  4. Thank you Melea Allan – I had never thought of doing a search like that even though I got irritated when a woman’s obituary, etc. only listed her as Mrs., the wife of…..

  5. Kenneth Marks – thank you so much for developing and sharing these pages. They will be very helpful I’m sure.

  6. Thank you so much for doing this for us. It should be very useful when trying to find ancestors that I can’t find.

  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to create these and share them with us. There are 2 in there that fit in with one of my current delima.

  8. Thank you for the cheat sheets they will be very helpful. I will put them into my research binder. I have been following you for a long time and enjoy your blog posts. Thank you for all the work that you do. Take care and stay safe.

  9. These are amazing! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to see more of this kind of thing if anyone comes across any others that would also be helpful in doing genealogy!

  10. Thank you for putting these together and sharing! I learned about you from the Family Tree Notebooks FaceBook page….

  11. Thank you for sharing these. I can see they will come in handy with my on going family search.

  12. These sheets are awesome. Thank you for taking the time to put them together and for sharing!

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