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Coming soon: Learn how to use online genealogy records in your reporting

Photo from "A letter from England," courtesy of the Providence Journal

If you’ve ever struggled to find relatives of a person you’re profiling or verify a source’s story, we’re putting together a webinar that’s sure to help.

Paul Parker of the Providence Journal will explain how to use genealogy records as a reporting tool. Using popular sites like and lesser-known pages like, journalists can track down original documents that tie people to places, events, and institutions.

Parker will explain how he used online records in his story "A letter from England."

The webinar will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the IRE webinar page.

If you have questions or topics you’d like Parker to address in his presentation, please email them to IRE web editor Sarah Hutchins at The deadline to submit questions is March 31 at 5 p.m.

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