Saturday, 5 January 2019

P.E.I. digital newspaper collection expanding

With a grant from the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) worth $45,685, the University of Prince Edward Island Island Newspapers project will add editions of the Examiner (Charlottetown), from the mid-1840s through the 1900s and L'impartial, a Tignish Acadian newspaper, from 1893 to 1915.

The money will go to a team of three or four people who will scan and upload the newspaper pages, and make them searchable. The work includes close to 35,000 pages just for the Examiner which merged with the Charlottetown Guardian in 1915.

Islandnewspapers.ca already includes more than 70 years from the Charlottetown Guardian, starting in 1890, along with other short-run papers from the 19th century.

You will perhaps recall a NHDS survey last spring. Genealogists were well represented in the those responding and identified newspaper digitization as the resource of greatest interest.

2 comments:

Toni said...

I hope they find older papers someday before I die. Google has some but of course the specific issue I'd like to see isn't there. My brick wall remains.

Anonymous said...

There is so much information there already... How could you possibly need more