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Historic Newspaper Research Topic at MHS

Friday, May 6, 2016/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:


                Contact: Tom Cook 406-444-1645  Release: Receipt


                The Montana Historical Society has some new microfilm readers that will take you back in time to the headlines and stories of yesteryear it will unveil on free Second Saturday (May 14).

                The MHS research staff from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will also teach you how to do newspaper research that can open up Montana history as well as family history to you.

                The new readers allow for image editing and technology that provides for reading, printing, and scanning of the MHS Research Center’s 16,000 microfilm reels that have complete runs of about 95  percent of all the newspapers ever published in Montana.

                In addition, at 1 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium MHS Digital Services Specialist Natasha Hollenback will present a free public program on how to conduct genealogy newspaper research using all the various digitized newspaper programs available in the Research Center.

                At 2 p.m. MHS Reference Historian Zoe Ann Stoltz will present a program on how to use many of the free on-line genealogy resources.

                Admission to MHS is free from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. as well as at the Original Governor’s Mansion from noon to 4 p.m. Free Second Saturday every month of the year is underwritten by the Helena Community Credit Union. There will be drawings door prizes offered throughout the day.          

                With the 2016 Helena Race for the Cure set for the cure set to begin on the Capitol grounds near MHS, you can stop by after the race to take advantage of the programs and to tour Montana’s Museum.


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