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The presentation from the August 25, 2010 Online History and Genealogy course at the Baldwin Public Library

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    • Online History and Genealogy Resources
    • Online History and Genealogy Resources
      • Your Instructor:
      Kathryn Bergeron
      Systems Librarian
      248/554-4650
      Kathryn.Bergeron@baldwinlib.org
    • Agenda
      In Library Resources
      History Resources
      Online
      Library Databases
      Genealogy Resources
      Online
      Library Databases
    • Computer & Internet Use @ the Library
      • Acceptable Use Policy
      • Obey all laws regarding copyright
      • No obscene/harmful to minors material
      • No damage to equipment or network
      • No personal software
      • No illegal activities
    • In Library Resources
      Magazines
      Ancestry
      Birmingham Heritage
      Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
      Family Trails (1967-1982)
      Books
      Genealogy How-to Guides
      Online Searching Guides
      The Harry Allen Room
    • History Resources
      Online:
      • MeLMichigana
      • Wayne State Digital Library
      Baldwin:
      • Historical New York Times
      • History Online
    • MeLMichigana
      • Features a variety of digitized historical resources from all over the state
      • Some of my favorites: Seeking Michigan, the Polar Bear Expedition, Michigana
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      - In the “Polar Bear Expedition”, find the names of the 5 men associated with Birmingham, MI
    • Wayne State Digital Library
      Covers a wide range of local and national history (text and images)
      Vintage dress
      WPA Music Manuscripts
      Building the Renaissance Center
      Letters of Florence Nightingale
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      - Find out what kind of dress a woman would have worn in 1912
    • Historical New York Times
      Find New York Times articles (and images) from 1851-2003
      Search for a name or keyword
      Search by date (or dates)
      Notes to remember
      Search the first day after an important event
      Reorganize the search by date to get better results
      Click “Page Map” to get a full view of the page of a particular article, which clickable images of all the other articles on that page
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      - Look up the article from the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred on April 14, 1912
    • History Online
      A conglomeration of history databases:
      American History Online, African-American History Online, American Women’s History Online, Modern World History Online, American Indian History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online
      Includes text (mostly from encyclopedias) images, videos, maps, and more
      Databases can be searched together or individually
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      - Find a video of the Titanic leaving for its Maiden Voyage
    • Other Places to Look
      Archives of Michigan (Lansing)
      Birmingham Historical Society and Museum (Birmingham)
      Library of Congress (Washington DC)
      Bentley Historical Library (Ann Arbor)
      DIA Research Library (Detroit)
      Detroit Public Library (Detroit)
    • Genealogy Resources
      Online:
      • Michigan Death Records
      • Social Security Death Records
      Baldwin:
      • Ancestry.com Library Edition (in-library use only)
      • Heritage Quest Online
    • Michigan Death Records (1897-1920)
      Includes searchable, scanned images of Michigan death records between 1897 and 1920
      Perform an advanced search to search by year or by place of death when you don’t have enough information about a person
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      • In “Seeking Michigan”, search the Death Records to find out the day that Martha Baldwin died
    • Social Security Death Records
      Find the death records of a US citizen
      Look up an individual by name, birth and death dates, last residence, social security number, and the age of death (exact or within a range)
      You will find some different individuals from what you find in the Michigan Death Records
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      - Look up Felix Talarowski and find his death record
    • Ancestry.com Library Edition
      A variety of primary sources to help you find your families.
      Includes census records, passenger manifests, obituary collections , draft registration cards, and other government documents
      Also, look for stories and publications and photos and maps
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      - Find Felix Talarowski’s draft registration card
    • Heritage Quest Online
      Search a variety of types of records for people and places: Census Records, Books, PERSI, Revolutionary War, Feedman’s Bank, U.S. Serial Set
      Try searching PERSI for your family’s hometown – find local histories and genalogies.
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      - Determine in what issue of “Acorns to Oaks” You’ll find Graduates of Birmingham High School who served in World War I
    • Other Places to Look
      Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library
      Local Churches (which keep excellent record)
      Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives (Temple Beth El)
      Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit has an Archives Office, or many older records are on microfilm at the Burton Historical Collection
      Family History Centers of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Check the LDS Temple in Bloomfield Hills)
    • Computer One-on-Ones
      We do offer computer one-on-ones
      30 minutes with a librarian to explore a particularly resource or ask questions
      Free!
      Call to make an appointment 248-554-4650
      Or call the same number with questions during business hours
    • For more information…
      Kathryn Bergeron
      Adult Services Librarian
      248/554-4650
      Kathryn.Bergeron@baldwinlib.org
      Presentation Slides Available at:
      http://www.slideshare.net/baldwinlib