A recent post by George Geder has brought my attention to a new book on the use of African-American newspapers for genealogy research. The book is written by Timothy Pinnick and on his website you can even read the first chapter for free.
I am personally a huge proponent of newspaper research for precisely many of the same reasons PInnick outlines in the first chapter of the book – it’s an excellent source to come to better understand the community back then and can be rewarding to read of even just the day-to-day activities.
I plan to add this to my wish list of books to get. I am very much looking forward to reading it!