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Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogy Research

When:
January 15, 2019 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
2019-01-15T18:15:00-05:00
2019-01-15T20:15:00-05:00
Where:
Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Canada
Cost:
$65 ($55 for OGS members)
Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogy Research @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

A THREE-WEEK COURSE ON TUESDAYS January 15, 22 and 29

Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library.

Advanced registration is required.

 Newspapers have always been a major, although under-used, source for family history, but it is only recently that so many historical newspapers have become available online. This three-week hands-on course will examine the uses of newspapers for genealogy research as well as where to find them.  Online sources – available by subscription, for free, and through public and academic libraries – will be fully covered. The emphasis will be on newspapers from North America, United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, with only peripheral examination of what is available for continental Europe (other languages). Please note: not all jurisdictions have digitized their newspapers.

Course Instructor: Marian Press

Marian Press, MLS, MA, is a retired academic librarian, her work life being directly involved with the use of digital resources and the instruction of graduate students on research methodology. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical workshops and conferences and teaches courses for the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. She has been doing her own family history for 30+ years and has 99% Scottish ancestry with one Irish and one Scottish line. She shares her research on two family blogs, through writing for genealogy journals and is about to publish her first family history book.

Transportation
The Toronto Reference Library is on Yonge Street one block north of Bloor Street. The best transportation method is by subway to the Bloor/Yonge subway station. Parking in the area is extremely limited.

The Toronto Reference Library is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our policies page.

For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org.

For our policies regarding registration and refunds, please see our policies page. Please note: A registrant who withdraws from a course or workshop 72 hours before the start date will receive a full refund minus a $5 administration fee. All fee refunds will be paid by cheque issued by the Branch Treasurer.

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