Grundy County, Missouri Newspapers Being Digitized

The following is from the September 19, 2013 edition of the Trenton Republican-Times

The Grundy County Genealogy Society, with the assistance of the Grundy County-Jewett Norris Library, has begun a project to digitize the entire microfilm collection of newspapers on file at the library. The microfilm collection dates back to 1894 and is used extensively in genealogy research.

The digitalization process allows for a more permanent way to maintain the old issues as microfilm does have a useful life and some of the rolls have reached the end and are beginning to deteriorate. Another advantage is the digitized files are available from any internet connection and location and the database can be searched within seconds.

Thirty-one reels have been digitized so far with 356 reels remaining…

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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