Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Vancouver Island Newspaper Digitization

Wfm vancouver islandSouthern Vancouver Island is already well served by fully searchable issues of the British Colonist from its first issue in 1858 to December 1950. Now the initiative is moving up-island.

A project is underway to digitize editions of the Nanaimo Daily Free Press (1874-1928) and the Cowichan Leader (1905-1928).

That's thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia supported by the Nanaimo Archives, the Nanaimo Historical Society and the Vancouver Island Regional Library. The issues will be freely available online.

Find out more here.

via http://documentary-heritage-news.blogspot.com/

A few other Vancouver Island newspapers are linked in http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/british-columbia-online-historical-newspapers-summary

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