Digitisation of newspapers have made these previously difficult resource to access easily available. They are an indispensable sources of information on all aspects of our ancestors lives, from birth, marriage and death announcements to who won first prize at the village fete. They can also help bring local history to life. This book gives practical advice on methods for online searching and discusses the reliability of newspapers as a resource and the pitfalls to avoid. In addition, nine case studies are included, demonstrating how newspapers can open up new insights into our family history.