A most important area in which we gleam information and insight into the lives of our ancestors are newspapers. From the announcement of births, deaths and marriages to the publishing of apologies, sales by auction and honouring those who gave their lives in battle as well as the the honours that were awarded to them.
Accidents were reported, car crashes, work incidents and sporting issues. They all involved someone and that someone was somebody’s relation.
Many of the current daily newspapers hold archives and other websites are available for searching the older papers which do not now exist.