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Friday, May 17 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Solving Family and Local History Mysteries Using Utah Digital Newspapers

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Do you help patrons who are searching for information to solve family history mysteries? Or assist patrons with an interest in the local history of a small town in Utah? You can find this type of information in Utah Digital Newspapers (UDN), containing nearly 3.5 million newspaper pages dating back to 1850. This presentation will include an overview of UDN with a focus on how you can use UDN to find family or local history information. Tips for conducting research using UDN will also be shared. 

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Jeremy Myntti

Interim Associate Dean, University of Utah, Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Rebecca Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
Rebecca Wiederhold received her MLS degree from University of North Texas, and also has Graduate Academic Certificates in Digital Content Management and Advanced Management for Libraries. First introduced to the library industry through her work in the Bibliographic Services division... Read More →

Tina Kirkham

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 B
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Genealogy, Local History, Reference Services
  • Objective 1 Attendees will learn how Utah Digital Newspapers can be used to help patrons conduct family and local history research
  • Objective 2 Tips and tricks for using UDN for research will be shared.
  • Objective 3 Learn how you can help support the UDN program to continue growing this database.