Sunday, 4 August 2013

Last Day of the New Zealand Family History Fair

Definitely has been a whirlwind time and now it is the last day. The bagpipes are back and circulating among the crowds. Some of whom have taken a break and are refreshing themselves with lunch before the next session.
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I attended a presentation  by D. Josh Taylor, over from the US, talking on the British Newspaper Archive. HDSC01218ad some lovely examples including the Cornish miner who was killed in an accident in the US. There were no details in the US papers but the researcher managed to find an account of the accident in one of the papers in the British newspaper Archive. Success after many years of searching!


Often items of interest can be repeated in papers far away so always worth doing a general area search without geographic restrictions as part of your search strategy.

Editors everywhere, same as today, have had to work to fill their papers.

Now I’m off to the next session!