Basics of Genealogy Reference A Librarian's Guide
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
|First Steps in Genealogy Research|
|Advanced Census Research|
|Researching Vital Records|
|Basic Published Sources|
|Basic Archival Sources|
|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|