Archives are available locally, regionally and nationally. Are you taking advantage of them in your research? Archivist Melissa Barker of the Houston County, Tennessee Archives is going to make sure you get the most out of your visit in her new five-class series.
- Researching in Libraries and Archives: the Do's and Don'ts
- Vertical Files: What Are They and How to Use Them
- It's Not All Online: Researching in Archives
- Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist
- Scrapbooks: A Genealogist's Gold Mine
We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research!
All five of these new classes are bonus classes in the webinar library. They kick off the Summer Spectacular webinar series just for members. The webinar previews are always free for non-members to watch.
Researching in Libraries and Archives: the Do's and Don'ts
Researching in archives, libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies, courthouses and other repositories can be intimidating to the genealogist. This webinar will instruct the genealogist on how to prepare to do research in any repository. Planning ahead and knowing what the repository offers will help the genealogist be more successful in their genealogy research.
Vertical Files: What Are They and How to Use Them
Vertical Files, what are they and how can they benefit the genealogist? This webinar will help the researcher understand exactly what Vertical Files are and how to locate them at local repositories. This record source is “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”
It's Not All Online: Researching in Archives
This webinar will emphasis that there are less than 10% of the worlds’ genealogy records online and genealogists need to contact and visit archives to locate their ancestors records that are not online. This webinar will show the researcher the unique records housed in records repositories.
Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist
Old family letters are a true treasure for any genealogist. This webinar will show you how to preserve and archive them so that they will last for generations to come. You will learn archival techniques and tips from a certified archivist to preserve your family letters.
Scrapbooks: A Genealogist's Gold Mine
Scrapbooks come in different sizes, shapes and types. Researching in them is like traveling back through time or opening a time capsule. This webinar will highlight the benefits of accessing and researching in scrapbooks for your ancestors. There will also be tips about preserving scrapbooks that you own.
Other Libraries and Archives Webinars
These new classes join 2 additional webinars on libraries and archives research already in the Webinar Library:
- NEHGS: Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Can Help
- Researching in California - Libraries, Archives and Online
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