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  • 1. Genealogy Resources in BadgerLink Stevens Point Genealogical Society October 2, 2013
  • 2. Kara Ripley BadgerLink Training Librarian kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov (608) 224-6165 1 (888) 542-5543 #5
  • 3. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • BadgerLink Website • HeritageQuest Online • Newspapers in BadgerLink • Found in Wisconsin • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 4. What is BadgerLink?
  • 5. What is BadgerLink? • BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music • Available to all Wisconsin residents from libraries of all types, homes, and work places
  • 6. What is BadgerLink? • Project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries and Technology • BadgerLink paid for with over $2 million in state funding (Universal Service Fund)
  • 7. • Full text newspapers • Census records • Full text local/family histories • Access to materials not available through Google or other public search engines • Access to information from anywhere BadgerLink OFFERS…
  • 8. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • BadgerLink Website • HeritageQuest Online • Newspapers in BadgerLink • Found in Wisconsin • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 9. How does BadgerLink work?
  • 10. How does BadgerLink work? • We must ensure that only Wisconsin residents are using our resources • BadgerLink identifies you as a Wisconsin resident by looking at your computer Internet Protocol (IP) address or library card number
  • 11. How does BadgerLink work? • We maintain an anonymous list (over one million!) of Wisconsin IP addresses! • If for some reason you can’t access BadgerLink…
  • 12. Contact Us to request to have your IP address added to BadgerLink!
  • 13. Login to BadgerLink using your Library Card!
  • 14. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • BadgerLink Website • HeritageQuest Online • Newspapers in BadgerLink • Found in Wisconsin • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 15. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • BadgerLink Website • HeritageQuest Online • Newspapers in BadgerLink • Found in Wisconsin • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 16. HeritageQuest Online • Comprehensive genealogy resource • Primary resources • Local and family history • Finding aids
  • 17. • Search Census – 140 million names in the census records – 1790-1940 – 1930 and 1940 partial records • Search Books – 28,000 family and local histories • Periodical Search Index (PERSI) – Allen County Public Library – 1800-present – 2.3 million records HeritageQuest Online
  • 18. • Revolutionary War Records – Mostly VA records: pensions, bounty land warrants • Freedman’s Bank – 480,000 Bank applicants – During the Civil War and immediately after: 1865-1874 • U.S. Congressional Serial – Memorials, petitions, private relief actions – Made before U.S. Congress from 1789- HeritageQuest Online
  • 19. Census Records
  • 20. Exact search only! No boolean, truncatio n or wildcard!
  • 21. Search Books
  • 22. Here you can use Boolean searching, truncation, and wildcard
  • 23. PERSI
  • 24. This is an index. You can request the materials from ACPL.
  • 25. Here you can use Boolean searching, tr uncation, an d wildcard
  • 26. Freedman’s Bank
  • 27. • 100,000 depositor accounts • 489,000 individuals • Image and transcript • Soundex- phoenetic way of searching- index name by sound – Surnames that sound the same, but are spelled differently, like SMITH and SMYTH, have the same code and are filed together. Freedman’s Bank
  • 28. Revolutionary War
  • 29. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • BadgerLink Website • HeritageQuest Online • Newspapers in BadgerLink • Found in Wisconsin • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 30. Newspapers in BadgerLink • What is available? • When should I use it? • How do I search? • What publications are searchable?
  • 31. What is available? Access NewspaperARCHIVE • Tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages • Dates as far back as 1607 • Pages are presented in PDF format, presenting the news as it originally appeared in print
  • 32. Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) • Over 1,000 full-text newspapers • Provides more than 39 million full-text articles • More than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts • Includes 9 Wisconsin newspaper What is available?
  • 33. Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site • Provides access to 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers • Covers 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 90 days • Each edition is covered cover to cover in a PDF, searchable format • This service is available onsite in libraries of all types (except for corporate libraries) and through entry of a library card number What is available?
  • 34. Newspapers in BadgerLink • What is available? • When should I use it? • How do I search? • What publications are searchable?
  • 35. When should I use it? Access NewspaperARCHIVE • Research historic events • Obituaries nation wide • National and international coverage
  • 36. Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) • Current events • National and international coverage • Some obituaries When should I use it?
  • 37. Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site • Information from a Wisconsin newspaper • An obituary on a local resident • Stories on high school athletics • Coverage from 2005 to the present When should I use it?
  • 38. Newspapers in BadgerLink • What is available? • When should I use it? • How do I search? • What publications are searchable?
  • 39. How do I search? Access NewspaperARCHIVE • Keyword • Name • Location
  • 40. Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) • Basic Keyword • Advanced – Full Text – PDF Full Text – Publication Date – Publication Type How do I search?
  • 41. Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site • Keyword • By city, county, or zip code • By newspaper • By date How do I search?
  • 42. Newspapers in BadgerLink • What is available? • When should I use it? • How do I search? • What publications are searchable?
  • 43. What publications are searchable? Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  • 44. Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) What publications are searchable?
  • 45. Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site What publications are searchable?
  • 46. Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site What publications are searchable?
  • 47. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • BadgerLink Website • HeritageQuest Online • Newspapers in BadgerLink • Found in Wisconsin • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 48. Found in Wisconsin
  • 49. http://fiw.dpi.wi.gov/ • A searchable index that allows users to find digital collections hosted by Wisconsin libraries, historical societies, and museums statewide. • One stop shop for access to a huge range of historical and genealogical information! • Browse by subject, search by institution name, explore! • New records added daily!
  • 50. http://fiw.dpi.wi.gov/ So lets say you're interested in Wisconsin cemetery records. You could do a Google search OR You could see if Found in Wisconsin has “indexed" any digital collections from around the state
  • 51. Browse by subject Search for records Select a record from our newly added resources!
  • 52. Keyword search for “cemetery" -or- browse classifications Link to this collection
  • 53. Contact Found in Wisconsin @WisDPIFoundInWI https://www.facebook.com/WisDPIFoundInWi FIW.Administrator@dpi.wi.gov
  • 54. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • BadgerLink Website • HeritageQuest Online • Newspapers in BadgerLink • Found in Wisconsin • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 55. BadgerLink Outreach
  • 56. Social Media Facebook www.facebook.com/WisBadgerLink Twitter twitter.com/WisDPIBadgerli • Searching tips, content update, highlights relevant content, interact with community • Friend or follow us, share or retweet our content!
  • 57. Badger Bulletin • BadgerLink’s RSS Feed http://www.badgerlink.net/bulletin • Get the latest information about the BadgerLink program including – Training – New content – Tips on searching
  • 58. • Closed, moderated list • To join send a message to: join-badgerlinklist@lists.dpi.wi.gov • Click on “Email List” from BadgerLink Homepage BadgerLink Email List
  • 59. • 20-40 minute live training webinars • Archived on BadgerLink website: http://www.badgerlink.net/training.html • Divided into thematic seasons • Each session covers one resource, database, or interface BadgerBrunch/Lunch/Latté
  • 60. BadgerBrunch Fall Webinar Series 2013 Thursdays, Sept 29 to Oct 17 Starting at 10 AM 30 - 45 minute sessions
  • 61. • 1-4 minute tutorial videos available from the DPI YouTube page • http://www.youtube.com/wisconsindpi – Consumer Reports – Finding Obituaries – Finding Census Records – Literary Criticism – Primary Sources – Student Research Center BadgerBite Tutorials
  • 62. Videos, Webinars, and Documentation • The BadgerLink team has compiled training materials to best help you find and use our resources. • http://www.badgerlink.net/help/training
  • 63. • Request BadgerLink trainings for your school or library • Trainings can cover: Trainings • How to search BadgerLink! • Reader’s Advisory • Using BadgerLink in the classroom • Finding Multimedia in BadgerLink • Suggest a new topic you are interested in exploring!
  • 64. Contact Us BadgerLink Training Librarian kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov (608) 224-6165 1 (888) 542-5543 #5 Technical Support http://badgerlink.net/help/contact-us 888-542-5543