Chronicling America: The Library of Congress and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Digitization Project
Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Penn State University Libraries began a project to digitize historical Pennsylvania newspapers on microfilm. Project Manager Karen Morrow and staff will discuss the project, including:
- the history of the National Digital Newspaper Program and Chronicling America
- origin of the Pennsylvania project
- title selection, digitization and uploading of the images
- how to use the Chronicling America website for your genealogical research
- other online newspaper resources available to researchers
- question and answer period
The event will be held August 6 from 1:30 to 3 pm at the Christ Church Great Hall, and is free to GSP members, $5 for non-members.
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1892 as a non-profit organization, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) was among the first in the United States to recognize the value of collecting and preserving the vital and personal records of those ancestors whose lives now comprise our American History. GSP is committed to preserving and publishing heretofore unpublished primary sources. The continuing dedication to this service enables the Society to make an increasingly significant contribution to the cultural life of our city, state, and indeed the whole country.