A few members have inquired about Wednesday’s presentation by Kim Davis. She will be covering a 10-step plan for researching a person, including census, vital statistics, gravestones, Google searching, and more. It is sure to be an interesting and informative program!
Resources For Online Newspapers
SGS member Merilee Mulvey shares information from a recent discussion she had with Siuslaw Librarian Linda Weight regarding access to newspapers online:
“If you are looking for material in historic Oregon Newspapers, the University of Oregon is working on digitizing and indexing historic newspapers from around the state. This is a recent project and so there are not a lot of papers done yet, but it is growing and will continue. Here is a link to their site: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu.
Another source is Google: https://news.google.com/newspapers.
It is amazing the amount of newspaper articles that are available to view at no cost on Google.com/newspapers.
And of course many newspapers now have on-line versions. Many provide two versions: a free version with a limited number of articles that can be viewed, either by size of article or quantity of articles per person per time period; and a subscriber version with full access to all articles as well as back-files.”
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October 3rd – Oktoberfest! Visit the SGS booth for German chocolate cake!