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Hunting for Hippies and Other Elusive Ancestors Using Specialty Newspapers - Charlene Key Sokal

Specialty newspapers can help you fill in the blanks about your families. There are numerous publications from various time periods that address specific audiences, like ethnic, religious, racial, occupational, political, or social groups. This lecture will describe many of these newspapers and the reasons for their publication, as well as how they can be found today.

Charlene Key Sokal, B.A., M.S.L.S., has been a Supervisory Librarian at the Worcester Public Library for 25 years, and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy for nine years. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. She was on the Program Committee for NERGC 2017. She takes private clients and has done personal genealogical research in Bavaria, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana and Texas.