Learn to navigate and search Huron County digitized newspapers

June 14, 2017

The Huron County Library has been digitizing historical newspapers from across the county. Over 130 years of local history is now available online and the collection is continuously growing! This project is highly valuable for historians, genealogical researchers, or for casual researchers who wish to reminisce about days gone by.

Over the next few weeks, Jeremy Dechert, East Team Branch Assistant and Special Project Coordinator at the Huron County Museum will be hosting 5 digitized newspaper outreach sessions. These sessions are designed to familiarize community members with the library’s growing collection of digitized newspapers. Participants will learn about the history, purpose, and goals of the newspaper digitization project. They will also learn how to navigate through the newspaper database and search effectively for the information they are most interested in. The outreach sessions will be interactive. Participants can provide names and topics to be searched during the sessions which will allow them to see first-hand how the database may be personally relevant to them.

“The digitized newspapers project is creating a bridge to the past. It allows researchers to save valuable time and energy while helping them find the information that matters most to them.” (Jeremy Dechert, Branch Assistant, East Team)

Call or visit your local Huron County Library to sign up for an outreach session. Registration is required.

Outreach session locations and dates:

Clinton: June 15 from 6:30-7:30 PM
Wingham: June 20 from 7:00-8:00 PM
Exeter: June 22 from 6:30-7:30 PM
​Goderich: June 23 from 2:00-3:00 PM
Seaforth: June 29 from 6:30-7:30 PM

For those unable to attend a How To session, fully searchable digitized newspapers are available through the library’s website at:

https://www.huroncounty.ca/library/special-collections/digitized-newspapers/

For more information contact:

Jeremy Dechert, Branch Assistant
519.482.5457 (ext 2205)
jdechert@huroncounty.ca