Friday, March 16, 2018

Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut - March Program, Tomorrow

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 1:30 pm for the program, "The Rest of the Story:  Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers" presented by  Janeen Bjork.

TV researcher and genealogist Janeen Bjork has been obsessed with the information historical newspapers contain about her family ever since she found a story about the 1894 murder of her great-great grandfather, William Strutz, in a Syracuse, NY newspaper. At last count she had found over 130 different accounts of the tragedy, despite the murderer's or the victim's names being misspelled or misread by OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allows newspapers to be indexed and searched online) in the majority of the newspapers. She has shared her passion and her methodology for excavating family stories from online newspapers in presentations and classes in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.

The program will be held at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Rd., Newington and is free and open to the public.

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