Saturday, April 5, 2014

Follow-up to Friday MCGG Meeting

As most of you know our scheduled speaker was sick and unable to make our meeting.

Our backup plan was a video on searching with a little digital organization suggestion thrown into the mix. In the question and answer afterwards we showed a few websites. Here is a list of them for you.

Quaker Archives
The Friends Historical Library 
The direct link to the New York Yearly Meeting Search Page 

Sites with links or lists of Newspapers

International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON) Newspaper Digitization Projects

Data Visualization Project (Stanford University) Growth of Newspapers Across the US 1690-2011

Michigan State University Library Guide to Newspapers

Library of Congress' Chronicling America

Here's a few we forgot to mention:

Central Michigan University has a newspaper list by County which indicates pay/fee or free.

Our Ontario Community Newspapers Collection

There is also a blog that has a pretty comprehensive list of Canada's progress with digitization of its newspapers.

Last but Not Least

We forgot to mention that if you are interested in Saving Money while doing genealogy, watch this week's Legacy Family Tree Webinar by Thomas MacEntee, "7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists." It was presented on Wednesday, April 2. The archived webinar will be free to view until Wednesday, April 9.  Only Legacy Webinar members can view the archived webinars and access the handouts at any time.

Our Ann said there is a tip on how to save 30% off your Ancestry membership if you belong to AARP. You end up having to call Ancestry (which she did). If you have a membership you can get the discount when you renew. Ancestry put a notation in her file but told her to call again when they notify her that her renewal is coming up. The discount is runs until March 2015. Watch the webinar to learn more. Also, here is the Ancestry discount information from the AARP website.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library! 

LE

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