Newspapers. I have written before on some of the types of information one may find in the newspaper.

But, have you ever found the mention of your ancestor in an ad? Or, in the “100 Years Ago” column?

I have found quite a few of my ancestors in these types of articles. One ancestor I found notice of when there was an ad posted for the sale of his farm. The farm was listed as For Sale, and after it was sold, the same ad was posted with a “Sold” printed across the front of the ad (and the date was included!).

So, don’t just look under Obituaries or Births – look at all of the newspaper.