ProQuest Historical Newspapers
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century. The ProQuest Historical Newspapers program also includes the American Jewish Newspapers Collection, Black Newspapers Collection, International Newspapers Collection, and the Civil War Era Collection.
This session will give you useful facts, in-depth information, and practical tips on how to get the most from this invaluable resource for genealogical research. The syllabus material will be augmented in the classroom with actual newspaper images, additional commentary and handouts, and real-world research examples.
William J. Forsyth, PMP
William J. Forsyth (Bill), PMP, is the Director of Product Management for the genealogy product line at ProQuest. He has more than 30 years of product and project management experience, including 18 years as an executive or senior manager in the genealogy industry. He currently serves as the national chair of the American Library Association-RUSA Local History Committee, and is a member of the Records Preservation and Access Committee.
Bill is a former general manager of Ancestry.com, and was a full-time consultant and external project manager for several major projects at the LDS Church Family History Department. He has served multiple times on the Executive Committee of the BYU Family History Technology Workshop. He also served as executive director of the Utah Information Technologies Association Foundation, and is past-president of the Utah Chapter of the Project Management Institute, an 800-member professional association.