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February 2019

Tracking Family with Online Newspapers

February 4 @ 1:10 pm - 2:50 pm
Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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Norwalk Community College Genealogy course

Lifetime Learners Newspapers & Genealogy Sampler LLI Winter Catalog:  http://lifetimelearners.org/uploads/CALENDAR-SKED-Dec-3.pdf  

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Ulster County Italian American Foundation Dinner Meeting

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Chateau, 240 Boulevard
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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ulster country italian american foundation
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Searching Online Newspaper Resources for Family and Neighborhood History

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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Norwalk Senior Center Genealogy Course

The event is free and open to all, NSC membership is not required. Please reserve a seat by calling the Center at 203-847-3115 and asking to be placed on the Genealogy list for Feb 21st.

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March 2019

Lifetime Learners’ Classes Resume

March 11 @ 3:10 pm - 4:50 pm
Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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finding your family in online newspapers

8-week classes begin Monday, March 11 @ 3:10 pm Newspapers for Genealogy

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April 2019

Your Ancestors Can Be Found in Online Newspapers

April 3 - April 6
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101 United States
link to your family past

I am pleased to be presenting during the 2019 New England Genealogical Regional Consortium Conference, "Family~ a Link to the Past & a Bridge to the Future."

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Genealogy is for Everyone!

April 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Greenwich Historical Society

Four Tuesdays: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2019 COURSE DESCRIPTION Genealogy is not just for you: It's for your ancestors and for future generations, and you could be the link that connects them. This four week class will offer you options for organizing what you already know, as well as for researching and…

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May 2019

Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers, One Character at a Time

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue
Whippany, NJ 07981 United States
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Janeen Bjork Newspaper Research

Setup time and refreshments and sharing table starting at 6 p.m. Photo credit: Bernie Weiss.

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September 2019

Using Newspapers to Track Your Family, Character by Character

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldersgate Memorial United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 United States
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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…

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