Paul Parker of the Providence Journal walks through how to use online genealogy records and ancestry databases to profile subjects and verify stories in this 20-minute webinar.

Learn how to use popular genealogy websites like Ancestry.com as well as lesser-known sites such as cyndislist.com.

So how do you use this stuff? Parker explains how he used online records for his front-page story “A letter from England.”

I See Dead People: Online genealogical records for journalists” is the latest in a series of webinars from IRE. You can view them all at ire.org/webinars.