Basics of Genealogy Reference A Librarian's Guide

ISBN-10: 1591585147
ISBN-13: 9781591585145
Edition: 2008
Authors: Jack Simpson
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States, and is heavily researched in public libraries and historical repositories. Increasingly, major genealogy resources are available online at libraries through subscription databases or free on the internet. As a result, librarians face the overwhelming task of helping a large audience of genealogists cope with an ever growing flood of new resources. This book offers novice and experienced reference librarians an introduction to tried-and-true genealogy techniques and resources. With the help of four case studies, Simpson outlines a basic starting strategy for conducting genealogy research. Later chapters deal specifically with genealogical librarianship: how to conduct a reference interview, continuing and professional development, and basic resources every collection should have. Charts, screen shots, and examples of public documents are also included; while a series of appendices present the case studies in their entirety.

Introduction
First Steps in Genealogy Research
Census Basics
Advanced Census Research
Researching Vital Records
Basic Published Sources
Basic Archival Sources
Immigration Records
Ethnic Records and International Records
Using the Internet
Resources of the Family History Library
The National Archives and Other Repositories
The Genealogy Reference Interview
Professional Toolkit Appendices Index

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