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Citations & Sources

  1. 1. Citations & Sources Presentation to the Rockdale Genealogical Society June 9, 2013 Recent additions to the collections at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, spotlight on the collections of UNC at Chapel Hill, and an update on the state of oral histories.
  2. 2. Genealogy Sources at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library
  3. 3. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • 2,311 books/monographs – Reference Titles • For use in the library – Circulating Titles • Can be checked out
  4. 4. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • New Addition to Reference Collection: – This Is Who We Were: Companion To The 1940 Census by Scott Derks • “…added value to the underlying factual materials…” • Develop census data by highlighting what life was like (e.g., which movies were popular, how much coffee cost, and memorable magazine articles.)
  5. 5. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • New Addition to Reference Collection: – The McCannon Families of Georgia 1737-2012 by Elizabeth McCannon Newton • Representative of standard family history with ties to Rockdale County/northeast Georgia • Great guide to available sources for research • Donated to the library
  6. 6. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • New Addition to Circulating Collection: – Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing by Megan Smolenyak • Lively, storyful book by the author of Who Do You Think You Are • Personal memoir of author’s experience with intriguing, obscured and puzzling genealogical queries.
  7. 7. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • New Addition to Circulating Collection: – The Empire State of the South by Christopher C. Myers • “In this volume, students have the opportunity to read Georgia history rather than reading about [it]”. • Includes contemporary essays; text of speeches; court documents; census data; and several photographs, charts, and other plates.
  8. 8. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • New Addition to Circulating Collection: – How To Archive Family Keepsakes by Denise May Levenick • Approaches preservation of family records and memorabilia from a curator point of view • Provides excellent guidance for step-by-step archival work on family records and keepsakes • Includes a section on digitizing paper documents
  9. 9. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • Not finding the book you need? – Does another library has a book you need? – We can help make it easier for you: simply request that we interlibrary loan/borrow the item on your behalf. • There is a charge for postage. • Adult Services Desk staff can assist with this.
  10. 10. Genealogy Sources @ CRLS • Microfilm Resources – Newspapers • County’s legal organ through 6/30/2006 on film – (Keep paper copies until film is received from UGA) – Census Records • GA and partial for few other states (including NC) • No longer purchasing Census on microfilm – Available in library via Ancestry Library Edition
  11. 11. Ancestry’s Products • – Individual subscriptions – Cost to individual – Personalized options and enhanced content • Ancestry Library Edition – Available only at public, college & technical school libraries through consortial subscription – Cost distributed through GALILEO – Does not include sources such as Historical Newspaper Collection, Obituary Collection, and Periodical Source Index.
  12. 12. HeritageQuest Online • Consortial subscription through GALILEO • Can access from home with GALILEO password – Visit the library for our current password – Changes every three months • Includes access to Periodical Source Index (PERSI) – a comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals
  13. 13. Collections at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  14. 14. Collections @ UNC-Chapel Hill • The Wilson Library – Home to UNC’s special collections: • North Carolina Collection • Rare Book Collection • Southern Folklife Collection • Southern Historical Collection • University Archives & Record Management Services
  15. 15. Collections @ UNC-Chapel Hill • North Carolina Collection – How do you pronounce these places in NC? • Rodanthe [row-DAN-thee] • Buncombe [BUNK-um] • Ijames [IMES] • Kerr (as in Kerr Lake, Kerr Drug Store, etc.) [CAR] – From Talk Like a Tar Heel: North Carolina Place Names •
  16. 16. Collections @ UNC-Chapel Hill • Photographic Archives – Part of the North Carolina Collection – Not entirely digitized yet – Can order re-prints/reproductions/scans for a fee – Provide on-site research assistance and limited assistance via email or phone – Contact: • or 919.962.7992
  17. 17. Wooten Collection, c. 1930 Tobacco Farmer & Sons
  18. 18. Photo of Market House in Beaufort (1862)
  19. 19. Hugh Morton Collection (c.1910) Western Carolina Stage
  20. 20. Collections @ UNC-Chapel Hill • Southern Historical Collection – Contains primary materials documenting the American South, dating from the late 18th century. – Excellent online exhibitions, including: • A Nursery of Patriotism: The University at War, 1861-1945
  21. 21. Collections @ UNC-Chapel Hill • Oral Histories of the American South – Contains digitized oral histories that are part of the Southern Oral History Program. – Available online – Provides some enrichment for genealogists newly researching particular times and subjects – Attempt to preserve the first-hand histories to be found in our communities
  22. 22. [ Not to be outdone… ] Genealogy Resources via The Digital Library of Georgia
  23. 23. Digital Library of Georgia • Based at the University of Georgia Libraries • Diverse offerings: – Sanborn Fire Maps – Vanishing Georgia (photographs) – University of Georgia Press Georgia History Ebook Project
  24. 24. Oral History Update • Oral Histories of the American South digitization project at UNC-Chapel Hill • TKOH & Knight Foundation will launch Thread app for tablets/phones this Fall • StoryCorps (in Atlanta!)
  25. 25. • Partnership of NPR and The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress • Since 2003: – Collected & archived 45,000+ interviews – Hosted nearly 90,000 participants – Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. • StoryBooth @ Atlanta History Center • Call 800-850-4406 for reservations/information. Oral History Update— StoryCorps
  26. 26. Nancy Guinn Memorial Library • Continue to develop a strong collection of resources – In part, by working with the Rockdale County Genealogical Society • Suggestions? Please let us know! • Train staff in research techniques specific to our genealogical resources • Support the research and discovery of family, local, state, and national history
  27. 27. LIBRARY HOURS LIBRARY ADDRESS & PHONE Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 864 Green Street Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Conyers, GA 30012 Sunday: Closed 770-388-5040 How can the library support your research?