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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