Weekly Planner: Stir Up Conversation

During this holiday season as you’re enjoying time with family, spice up conversation with copies of records you’ve found. Check out the free historical newspaper sample pages online at Ancestry.com. These actual news accounts of historical events are bound to get the conversation and memories flowing. And check out the letters to Santa that appeared in newspapers from the 1920s and 30s. They are bound to stir up memories of Christmases past. Who knows? Maybe among those memories you’ll find a clue you can use in your family history quest!

AWJ Editor’s Update (28 December 2006): The problem has now been fixed and the images are available. –Juliana

5 thoughts on “Weekly Planner: Stir Up Conversation

  1. I have often referred to the old newspapers with luck
    searching for information on my relatives.

    Today is Christmas Day. I could not get the newspaper
    articles shown, altho I did get the dates and lists…..did
    I misunderstand? Just that, not the actual stories?


  2. When I try to see the Free Historical newspaper pages I keep gettin a triangle that says an error occured while trying to open this page. Do you know why this is happening?

  3. It says free access; however, I am getting an error message, as I see that other people are also receiving.

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