Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide by Jack Simpson

By Jack Simpson

This e-book bargains amateur and skilled reference librarians an creation to tried-and-true family tree suggestions and assets. With assistance from 4 case reviews, Simpson outlines a uncomplicated beginning procedure for accomplishing family tree study. Later chapters deal particularly with genealogical librarianship: easy methods to behavior a reference interview, carrying on with improvement, and easy assets each assortment must have. Charts, display pictures, and examples of public records also are integrated; whereas a sequence of appendices current the case reports of their entirety.Genealogy is likely one of the hottest spare time activities within the usa, and is seriously researched in public libraries and old repositories. more and more, significant family tree assets can be found on-line at libraries via subscription databases or loose on the web. consequently, librarians face the overpowering job of aiding a wide viewers of genealogists do something about an ever transforming into flood of latest resources.This booklet bargains beginner and skilled reference librarians an advent to tried-and-true family tree options and assets. With assistance from 4 case reviews, Simpson outlines a simple beginning process for accomplishing family tree examine. Later chapters deal particularly with genealogical librarianship: the best way to behavior a reference interview, carrying on with improvement, and easy assets each assortment must have. Charts, reveal pictures, and examples of public files also are incorporated; whereas a chain of appendices current the case reports of their entirety.

Show description

Read or Download Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide PDF

Best library & information science books

Intranets: a Guide to their Design, Implementation and Management

Supported by means of international case stories highlighting stable perform, and from the result of a survey of most sensible united kingdom company Intranet builders and experts, this ebook addresses useful company matters and technical concerns. It comprises suggestion and remark obtained first-hand from execs skilled of their deployment, operational administration and carrying on with improvement.

Gotcha for Guys!: Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited About Reading

Learn exhibits boys have an interest in studying nonfiction fabrics, but such a lot kid's librarians wish to booktalk fiction. supplying citations for greater than 1,100 books, Gotcha for men! offers in particular with books to pique the curiosity of center grade boys. a chain of booktalks are grouped inside chapters with like titles similar to: Creepy-Crawly Creatures, failures and Unsolved Mysteries, motion and Innovation, and All issues Gross.

Project Management in Libraries, Archives and Museums. Working with Government and Other External Partners

Geared toward practitioners and executives, this functional instruction manual presents a resource of steering on venture administration concepts for the educational and cultural historical past sectors, concentrating on dealing with initiatives regarding public quarter and different exterior companions. concerns into account and representation contain: varied ways to dealing with initiatives and the way to pick acceptable tools; utilizing undertaking administration instruments and different functions in undertaking improvement and implementation; making sure the sustainability of venture results and transferability into perform; life like tracking methodologies and specification and commissioning assessment paintings that has genuine worth.

Additional info for Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide

Example text

Interestingly, her father is listed here as Robert Beaudette, when all previous records recorded him as Adophus Beaudette. This document helped uncover a previously unknown fact; her father changed his first name after divorcing her mother. To obtain the original application, a researcher must send a Freedom of Information Act request to the Social Security Administration. The SSDI databases at Ancestry and Rootsweb allow users to generate a letter to print out and send to the Social Security administration.

Because I had an opportunity to visit the FHL in Salt Lake in person, I checked the microfilm rather than write to the county. Unfortunately, I did not find a record for my great-grandfather in the microfilmed ledger. Later, other evidence indicated that his family probably moved to Jackson County when he was a child, and his likely birthplace was Lawrence County, Ohio. com). In some situations, such a company might be a quicker way to obtain vital records. In the case of Jackson County, Ohio’s birth records, VitalChek did not offer record searches prior to 1908.

Rec; Clk Cts ahs div & ct. rec; Co Rcder has land rec) This entry shows that the county was formed in 1816 and indicates which county office holds which records. For example, to find whether a birth record exists for my great-grandfather, I might contact the Probate Judge’s office, which holds birth, marriage, and probate records. Obtaining Original Records from Repositories The next step is to contact the office that holds the records to request a copy. Generally, it is a good idea to see if the record holder has information about obtaining records on their Web site.

Download PDF sample

Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide by Jack Simpson
Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 44 votes