Finding Facts in Historical Newspapers

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Literally hundreds of web sites--many of them free--offer digitized newspapers from the 1600s to today. This class will focus on how to find them and how to use them. The first hour will focus on discussion, with time afterwards to explore the newspapers. Most teaching will occur during the first hour, so feel free to attend even if you can't stay for 2 hours. Bring your laptop if you have one, and bring your research questions!

Each class is limited to 20 people.  Please register by using the Register tab (above).

Class outline:

  • An overview of historical newspaper sites along with basic and advanced searching techniques. 
  • A detailed review of the seven sites that feature digitized Jackson County newspapers, along with how to cope with their quirks and foibles
  • A brief exploration of automatic transcription software.

This class will be taught by local historian and researcher Ben Truwe, creator of Southern Oregon History Revised, a 900-page local history website.

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