An article in the Visalia Times-Delta describes a project that is becoming popular amongst genealogy societies. The Sequoia (California) Genealogical Society is digitizing scores Tulare newspapers dating back more than a hundred years. The collection is on 55 reels of microfilm, containing images of newspapers extending from 1882 to 1922. It’s the oldest microfilm and most fragile.
It’s a good resource for the community. We want to keep it usable,” said Lorene Clark, president of the society. “As the microfilm gets old, they start breaking down.”