Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

June 26 – 2:00 PM – Stream A – A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers

Summary 

Have more success using digitized newspapers using strategies based on five decades in journalism. Hint: Do better searches and look beyond the obvious.  

Outline

How to get more information from old newspapers. Use them to fill in gaps in official records, flesh out family stories, and much more. What else to try when the first or second searches do not work. This presentation also takes you through the digitization process, from hard copy to your computer screen. This talk draws from real experience. I have worked in newspapers for 50 years, I have researched with them for just as long, and I have been behind a major digitization project.  

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