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Helping patrons find their roots : a genealogy handbook for librarians

Author: Janice Lindgren Schultz
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Commercials for genealogy websites make it look as if a person enters a name and a plethora of information unfolds without effort. Genealogy librarianship involves knowing your subject; good research skills; and uncovering networking opportunities. Which is more important in a genealogy room: staff with excellent library skills, or staff with knowledge in genealogy, but needing training in library procedures?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Lindgren Schultz
ISBN: 9780838916445 0838916449
OCLC Number: 1010602524
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: viii, 240 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Contents: What is genealogy? --
Genealogy 101 --
Finding genealogy records --
Continuing the search --
Published sources --
Advanced genealogy --
Collection development and training.
Responsibility: Janice Lindgren Schultz.

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Public libraries have many valuable resources for diving into a patron's lineage and family history, yet librarians are sometimes not fully acquainted with all the tools available. The good news is  Read more...

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