Public Libraries: Mining Untapped Genealogy Resources
Genealogy collections in public libraries date back more than a century, but access to those materials has changed dramatically. Genealogy has moved to the forefront as libraries aggressively expand their genealogy and local history collections and provide wider access through technology. Genealogy resources in public libraries run the gamut from large to small and general to specific. Yet, all share certain similarities. At the same time they differ with unique collections and approaches. This course explores the wide world of genealogy resources in public libraries, along with insider tips for locating unexpected resources, accessing collections remotely, and maximizing in person visit.