Researching Newspapers: Cape Cod and Beyond
Electronic Access to Historic Cape Cod Daily Newspapers
Newspapers of the past can be highly useful to genealogical researchers, and many are already indexed or are now in the process of being digitized. Births, marriages, deaths, as well as baptisms, funerals, and social events can sometimes be discovered.
On Cape Cod, historic editions of The Barnstable Patriot have been digitized for the years, 1830 -1930, and have been available through the Sturgis Library website In 2017, a digitization project began to digitize another, equally important, newspaper, The Register, which started publication in 1836. The current project, funded by a Community Preservation Grant is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.
On Tuesday, October 16, at our monthly CCGS meeting, Lucy Loomis, director of Sturgis Library, Barnstable, Thersa Carter, an independent researcher and writer, and the project coordinator, Dave Martin of CCGS, will present a special preview of the project underway. During their presentation, they will demonstrate how to conduct a search for genealogical information, which will include sample questions from the audience. Please bring examples of an ancestor or event that you would like this team to search.
The combination of the Patriot and the Register will be a powerful source for all who are doing research on Cape Cod ancestors, from the early 19th century forward.
Please join us
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 10 AM
Rte 6A, Brewster, MA.
Socializing and refreshments will be available at 9:30 AM.
Due to Fire Department room occupancy regulations, only the first 100 people to join us will be admitted to this event.
Due to limited parking spaces behind the Library, and out of respect to their regular patrons, we request that attendees of our meetings, please park in the parking lot extension behind the Baptist Church.