Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society


Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
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Feb 09 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Winter Workshop: Genealogy Research in Online Newspapers

Need a mid-winter research recharge?

Join Kristin Wenger for a (virtual) winter workshop with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Presented via Zoom. Cost is $35. Register at

In this interactive, fast-paced 90-minute workshop for intermediate genealogists, we will take a deep dive into the treasure trove that awaits you in digitized newspaper collections. Learn how you can make more fascinating finds about your family history by applying search strategies to maximize success!

  • Discover the top 10 tips and tricks to uncover the stories you’ve been missing.
  • Engage in fun mini treasure hunt challenges to practice the techniques.
  • Walk away prepared to apply these strategies to your own family history research. You may just make some amazing new discoveries!

This workshop is hosted by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society so we will focus on Lancaster newspapers for our examples; however, the search methodologies can be applied to online newspapers from any location.
To fully participate in the workshop, you will need one of three options:

a current subscription to LNP which includes access to their online archives
a subscription to
a 7-day free trial to timed to coincide with the workshop date