13 Jun

NARA-NYC: Online Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Presenter: 
Janeen Bjork
Event Location: 
U.S. Customs House, One Bowling Green, New York, New York
Event Sponsor: 
National Archives at New York City

Janeen Bjork, genealogist and professional researcher will share her methodology for locating hard to find newspaper items, including an overview of researching records using OCR, optical character recognition technology that allows newspapers to be indexed and searched online, favorite newspaper websites, and examples of stories that take extra effort to uncover.

Registration: The public should register via newyork.archives@nara.gov or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

Cost: All programs are free and open to the public