From a news release:
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program: Washingtondigitalnewspapers.org.
The site features new titles in the State Library’s digital newspaper collection, with full-text article search of more than 400,000 pages from the State Library’s collection of historic Washington newspapers. Visitors can interact with the site with the help of text correction features to improve search results on dark or damaged pages, by attaching subject tags to articles, and saving their search history for larger research projects.
“This new resource provides students and other researchers with access to a rich trove of publications across decades of Washington history,” State Librarian Cindy Aden said. “Through viewing these historic digitized newspapers, it’s possible to understand important Washington experiences as they were viewed by the people who lived them.”
The Washington Digital Newspapers program brings together the library’s earliest pioneer-era online collection with titles digitized as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
You can read the full content of the news release here.
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS) will have their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, March 12 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the SVGS library at 6111 188th PL NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Our speaker will be Lori Lee Sauber of LSquared Innovations and her topic will be Organized Research from Cradle to Grave. In this lecture she will provide A to Z guidance for managing a genealogical research project. This presentation is free and open to the public. Lori was supposed to be our speaker in February but we had to reschedule due to the snow.
For those of you who don’t know, RootsTech is one of the largest genealogy conferences, if not the largest, in the world. It is held each year in Salt Lake City, UT and will be February 27th – March 2 this year. If you are not able to attend, they are offering a virtual pass to view recordings of 18 of their sessions. They will also live stream some of their sessions for free during the actual conference. You can learn all about RootsTech here.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th, Family Tree Webinars is offering a free webinar put on by Thomas MacEntee (one of our Northwest Genealogy Conference Key Speakers). The webinar is entitled You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation. The webinar will be at 11 am Pacific Time. Don’t worry if you can’t participate live, you should be able to stream it for up to a week later for free. You can find all the details here.
Family Tree Webinars is a great place to further your genealogical education. They usually have several free seminars available for streaming and our society has a membership so you can access the paid content here at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society library; just bring your headphones into the library and learn away.
The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society along with the Burlington Public Library are hosting well known speaker, David Obee. He will be giving the presentation: Germans From Russia: Placing Our Ancestors in Historical Context. The presentation will be Saturday, January 12th from 1 – 3 pm at the Burlington Public Library at 820 E. Washington, Burlington, WA.
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society’s January meeting will be Tuesday, January 8th at 1 pm. and will be held at the SVGS Library, 6111 188th PL NE, Arlington, WA. SVGS member, Jennifer Strickland, will be giving a presentation entitled: DNA Results are In: What are the Possibilities, Sources. This presentation is free and open to the public.