Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide

Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide

by Jack Simpson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591585147

ISBN-13: 9781591585145

Pub. Date: 09/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591585145
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: First Steps in Genealogy Research

Chapter 2: Census Basics

Chapter 3: Advanced Census Research

Chapter 4: Researching Vital Records

Chapter 5: Basic Published Sources

Chapter 6: Basic Archival Sources

Chapter 7: Immigration Records

Chapter 8: Ethnic Records and International Records

Chapter 9: Using the Internet

Chapter 10: Resources of the Family History Library

Chapter 11: The National Archives and Other Repositories

Chapter 12: The Genealogy Reference Interview

Chapter 13: Professional Toolkit

Appendices

Index

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