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Using Newspapers to Track Your Family, Character by Character

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

westchester genealogical society

The program will begin with an introduction to OCR (optical character recognition), the technology that allows digitized newspapers to be indexed. OCR identifies each character individually, and it is fooled by wrinkles, blotches, or flaked-off type. Methodology that can be used to get around OCR’s limitations will be demonstrated. Some of the most unusual characters Janeen has tracked in newspapers will be highlighted. Finally, there will be a hands-on demonstration of some of her favorite newspaper websites.

Details

Date:
September 14, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Westchester County Genealogical Society

Venue

Aldersgate Memorial United Methodist Church
600 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 United States
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