Being a "genealogy detective" involves scanning newspapers for information not found elsewhere. Mary Roddy, Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) speaker this month will present "Read 'Em or Weep". Her program involves finding free and pay newspaper sites online and will show us a method to do a 'thorough searching in every newspaper every time'. Public welcome. Free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington. She is an active member of the Seattle Genealogical Society and speaks frequently in the Seattle area. Mary is a regular contributor to YourGenealogyToday and Internet Genealogy magazines and a webinar presenter with Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Her background in accounting has influenced the way she uses spreadsheets and forensic research in her genealogy. She is working on a novel which incorporates stories of ancestors she has discovered in her research.