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DLNP hosts genealogy event at Bluebonnet Branch Library May 31, 2012

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What: “Finding your Roots in Chronicling America

When: May 31, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Where:   Bluebonnet Branch Library

The project manager of the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) Laura Charney will be at the Bluebonnet Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. on May 31, 2012, to deliver the presentation “Finding Your Roots in Chronicling America.” The presentation will demonstrate how to create dynamic keyword searches using Chronicling America’s interface, discuss the highlights and pitfalls of using historical newspapers as resources in genealogical research, and answer questions about DLNP newspapers.  All are welcome to join us for this free event.

Since 2009 LSU Libraries Special Collections has participated in the National Digital Newspaper Program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project has digitized and made available through the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website over 110,000 pages of historical Louisiana newspapers.

The Chronicling America site is a free, full-text searchable website featuring over 4.8 million pages of historic newspapers published between 1836-1922 from 25 states and the District of Columbia. Louisiana is presently represented by 56 newspaper titles from around the state. An additional 110,000 pages of Louisiana newspapers from 29 new titles will be added by October 2013.

For more information about Bluebonnet Branch Library please refer to: http://www.ebrpl.com/LocationsandHours/bbr.html

And for more information on DLNP please visit our site: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/cc/dlnp/

Questions can be directed to:

Laura Charney, MLIS
Project Manager, Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project
Louisiana State University
Hill Memorial Library
225/578-6529
lcharn1@lsu.edu

Project Manager for the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project

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