Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - jjlangel - LibraryThing

This is a book for people who know how to be librarians but need to learn about genealogy. For this audience, it's probably a 4 star book. Unfortunately, I'm a genealogist who needs to learn how to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Vogler - Goodreads

A great basic introduction to genealogy reference for librarians who feel out of their depths when asked for help. Face it, genealogy is hot right now, and librarians are going to see more and more people who want to try their hand at Ancestry.com or other avenues of research. Read full review

Contents

First Steps in Genealogy Research
1
Census Basics
7
Advanced Census Research
21
Researching Vital Records
29
Basic Published Sources
43
Basic Archival Sources
57
Immigration Records
69
Ethnic Records and International Research
79
Using the Internet
101
Resources of the Family History Library
115
The National Archives and Other Repositories
125
The Genealogy Reference Interview
135
Professional Toolkit
141
Appendices
149
Index
171
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About the author (2008)

JACK SIMPSON is Curator of Local and Family History at The Newberry Library, Chicago IL.

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