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June 17, 2019 General Meeting
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dave Obee, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of the Victoria Times Colonist, Journalist and Genealogical Researcher
“A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers”
Researching in old newspapers no longer means sitting at a microfilm reader for hours on end, winding through a seemingly endless string of news stories and advertisements. Today, the results we seek could be a matter of minutes away, thanks to the many digitization projects that have placed millions of newspaper pages on the Internet. But what are the pitfalls? This presentation takes you through the digitization process, from hard copy to your computer screen. It is designed to help you achieve the best results from your work. Dave says he has found good stuff of late, and it is stuff that fills in the gaps on the genealogical sources.