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Bcarter genealogypresentation 10242012

  1. 1. Genealogy: An Update Presentation to the Col. John McIntosh Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  2. 2. Census Records • 1940 U.S. Federal Census – Available digitally – Indexed & searchable for all states & territories. – 16th iteration – Started on April 1, 1940 – Interesting facts: • Mary and John were the most common given names • The top five surnames in the 1940 census were Smith, Johnson, Brown, Williams, and Jones. Source: Ancestry Web Site
  3. 3. Internet Research • Ancestry.com • Ancestry Library Edition • HeritageQuest Online • Georgia Archives Virtual Vault • Digital Library of Georgia
  4. 4. Ancestry’s Products • Ancestry.com – 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Georgia Archives Virtual Vault • Provides online access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives. • Provided by Georgia Archive – N.B.: Archive will remain open to public through the end of June 2013.
  7. 7. Digital Library of Georgia • Based at the University of Georgia Libraries • Diverse offerings: – Chatham County Deed Books, 1785-1805 – Eighteenth-Century Educational Exhibit – University of Georgia Press Georgia History Ebook Project
  8. 8. Cemetery Research • Local News – Covington City Council to digitally map out graves in Westview and Southview cemeteries • Smart Phone App – BillionGraves provides a DIY version of digitally mapping out cemeteries
  9. 9. Nancy Guinn Memorial Library • Continue to develop a strong collection of print and physical resources through partnership with the Rockdale County Genealogical Society • Train staff in research techniques specific to our genealogical resources • Support the research and discovery of family, local, state and national history • Store scrapbooks for the Col. John McIntosh Chapter.
  10. 10. Nancy Guinn Memorial Library Thank you. HOURS Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: Closed (770) 388-5040 ● ask@conyersrockdalelibrary.org 864 Green Street ● Conyers, Georgia 30012 ● www.conyersrockdalelibrary.org

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