Last Saturday the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project team delivered a presentation of the project and a demonstration of Chronicling America at the monthly meeting of the Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society at Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, NV.
As a former Project Manager of the largest Nevada newspaper digitization project I was honored to be invited as a co-speaker at this great event for passionate researchers. My part of the program was to introduce the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project to the genealogy researchers and to talk about the state of Nevada's huge contribution to the nation's largest historic newspaper repository. Additionally, I also presented and demoed the project website which I developed during my appointment as a Project Manager. The project website is a very informative resource for researches and focuses on the selected titles for digitization, early Nevada history and project updates.
The program was very successful - it sparkled immense interest in the audience. During the Q&A session the attendees followed up with many specific questions.
After the program, while making my way to my car, multiple attendees stopped me to warmly thank me for this informative and inspiring event. All this positive feedback and the numerous interactions with the audience, made me feel so proud and so happy to be part of this!