Lecture on foreign language newspaper access


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YOUNGSTOWN

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s next Bites and Bits of History lunch program will take place Thursday at noon at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown, with speaker Jenni Salamon, coordinator of the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection.

Her presentation will be titled “All About Chronicling America’s Foreign Language Newspapers.”

Thousands of pages of foreign-language newspapers, including Croatian, Hungarian and Slovak titles from Youngstown covering the mid-20th century, can be accessed online. Salamon will discuss how to use the free Library of Congress website, and offer tips on advanced search strategies, to find a variety of information covering local and family history and world events. A brief overview of Ohio’s foreign language press will also be provided.

Guests can bring a lunch, or visit Overture restaurant, across the street, for a $6 Bites and Bits lunch special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place an order. Coffee, pop and water will be available for purchase at the history center.

The parking lot on the west side of the building is available for $2.50. For information, call 330-743-2589 or go to mahoninghistory.org.

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