Caro, Michigan, Library Digitizing Early Editions of The Tuscola County Advertiser

If you’ve ever wanted to travel back in time to see what Tuscola County was like in “the old days,” the Caro Area Library is giving you the next best thing.

Officials at the library are having their microfilm of the Tuscola County Advertiser transferred into digital file format from when the Advertiser was established in 1868 to 1943. They have also converted Caro High School yearbooks from 1922-2006.

The link to the database can be found by visiting the Caro Area Library website at and clicking on Research and then Genealogy, or by visiting the database directly at

While the project will be valuable for those with Tuscola County ancestry, another item in the article caught my eye: the expenses involved with digitizing old newspapers. This provides information for librarians and archivists everywhere who may be contemplating similar projects.

You can read Caro Library Digitizing Early Editions of The Tuscola County Advertiser in an article by Stacey Tucker in the Tuscola Today web site at

My thanks to newsletter reader Mary K Freel for telling me about this article.

One Comment

Good for Caro! Lots of immigrants to the Thumb, especially from Canada. Should be interesting reading.


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