Jewish Genealogical Society New York February 23 Meeting

Phyllis Rosner

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting
Sunday February 23, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Center for Jewish History, Kovno Room
15 West 16th St., New York NY

The Rest of the Story: Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers

Speaker: Janeen Bjork

By including online newspapers in your genealogy toolbox, you can unearth items that will link people, confirm or refute family tales, and give color to your data!

Janeen Bjork will share her search methodology via several case studies that illustrate how anyone can find and preserve family items from online newspaper archives. She will begin with a lesson on how to work effectively with newspapers’ OCR technology and will then identify best practices for conducting research in about a dozen popular newspapers. There will be examples and a walk through the websites that you’ll want to explore. 

Janeen Bjork teaches genealogy at Norwalk Community College and other adult education centers. She is a TV researcher and popular guest speaker who has been obsessed with the information historical newspapers contain ever since she found a story about the 1894 murder of her great-great grandfather in a Syracuse, NY newspaper.

$5 at the door; free for JGSNY members

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Submitted by:
Phyllis Rosner
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY