Genealogy Essentials: Helping Patrons Search for Family Roots
This webinar will teach library staff how to assist patrons with genealogical questions, using FamilySearch.org, a leading genealogy resource.
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The advent of the Internet liberated genealogy research. With the resulting ease of access, individual genealogy exploration has blossomed. However, many people pay for research services, not realizing that they can go to their public library for free, reliable tools and assistance. This webinar will teach library staff how to assist patrons with genealogical questions, using FamilySearch.org, a leading genealogy resource. Learn the reference skills necessary to determine a patron’s research experience and reveal the problem to be solved. Learn how to orient patrons to available resources and introduce them to the principles of finding a record for a known ancestor. Become a better guide to your patron researchers and help them to connect successfully with the details and stories of their ancestry.
Presented by: James Ison, FamilySearch.org
- View Webinar Recording (You will be prompted to log in to our free Course Catalog.)
- USGenWeb Project: access to free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
- Shared in chat, two example library genealogy sections:
- Trumbull Library System
- Flat River Community Library
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3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
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