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THEA 33600: Dialects for the Stage

Digitized Newspapers

Finding old newspapers from your ancestor's hometown has been made easier with the advent of digitized archives.

Wikipedia List of Online Newspaper Archives 

However, the process of digitization is not perfect, and the optical character recognition (OCR), or how the computer reads old newsprint, can lead to misinterpretation of letters. Here is an article covering some tips and tricks to bypass some of the possible  problems:

Ancestor Hunt: The ONE Absolute BEST Way to Find More Ancestor Articles in Historic Newspapers Online

 

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