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This powerpoint presentation describes the many research tools available for family historians at the Roseville CA Public Library.

This powerpoint presentation describes the many research tools available for family historians at the Roseville CA Public Library.

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  • 1. Genealogy Resources at theRoseville Public Library
  • 2. First Stop: A reference librarian is your best friend.
  • 3. Try our Databases
  • 4. WorldCat is an online catalog which itemizes the collections of71,000 libraries in 112 countries which participate in the OnlineComputer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. It is built andmaintained collectively by the participating libraries.Items from the WorldCat catalog can be borrowed through Inter-Library Loan.
  • 5. WorldCatcan belocated onthe searchpage of ourOnlinelibrarycatalog
  • 6. This searchon WorldCatleads to aFamilyHistoryavailable attheAllen CountyPublicLibrary.
  • 7. Anothersearchprovides asource forfamilyletters heldat aUniversityArchive.
  • 8. Search WorldCat for:•County Histories•Vital Records•Census Records•Land Records•Probate Records•Cemetery Records•Newspapers and•Journals
  • 9. After an item is located onWorldCat . . .Then what?
  • 10.  If it’s a book --- try to borrow it via Inter Library Loan through the Roseville Library. If it’s a Newspaper --- see if the microfilm is available. If it’s a journal – try to contact the society that publishes it to see if an index is available; then request photocopies of relevant articles via ILL.
  • 11. OtherLearning Express Useful Databases
  • 12. HeritageQuest OnlineCombines digital, searchableimages of U.S. federal censusrecords with the UMI®Genealogy & Local Historycollection and other contentback to the late 1700s.Includes all of the imagesand indexing, from the 1790- 1930 U.S. federal censuses.It offers more than 20,000book titles, including familyand local histories andprimary-source documentssuch as tax lists, citydirectories, probate records,etc
  • 13. Looking for local history? Contact our archivist at the Roseville Public Library, you can request an appointment by calling her at (916) 746-1232.Private Collections, Local High School Yearbooks, 1921-present, Polk Directories,1960-1981, Haines Sacramento City & Suburban Directories, 1970-presentRoseville Histories, Roseville Publications, Placer County Histories, MediaCollections, Oral Histories, Photographs, Maps & DrawingsThe Roseville Main Library also hasmicrofilm for local newspapers.
  • 14. Expand your vision to family history The final product in genealogy is a pedigree chart The final product in family history is a written narrative
  • 15. Learn the BasicsYou can search ourOnline Library Catalogfor items related to a widevariety of topics pertaining to yourfamily history. (and you can do it at home in your jammies!)
  • 16. Learn theDesign a skill ofHeritage long Album distance research. Find long lost Locaterelataives Propertystill living. Records
  • 17. Get Organized Locate ports Dig up the past Learn what ailed them.
  • 18. You are the caretaker of your family history.Learn to preserve it for future generations.
  • 19. Preserve their pastUnderstand theirworld.
  • 20. Relive their historyRepair anHeirloom Design a website
  • 21. Don’t neglect the youth section of thelibrary when searching out your familystories. Many authors have writtenhistorical fiction taken from trueaccounts of their own family histories.
  • 22. Imagine you were there.