Local History: Researching Your Community with GALILEO


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Train-the-trainer session to help patrons, whether at the desk or in a class, find information, images, and primary sources on their city or county history through Georgia history and genealogy resources in GALILEO. Presented at GaCOMO12 by Courtney McGough.

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  • Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngen
  • Browse to Cities and Counties to find your county or city
  • Search for a topicEach article has links to related articles and a suggested reading list at the endMany articles also have link to images or other related multimedia on the right
  • Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=dlg1
  • Browse by County brings up collections with items from that county
  • Accessing collections through Browse by County automatically limits searches to that county
  • Can also search for topics and narrow to collectionsIn this example, Vanishing Georgia resultsNote that a search for Macon is different than a search for Bibb County
  • Can also search for topics and narrow to collectionsIn this example, Oral Histories results
  • Can also search for topics and narrow to collectionsIn this example, WSB-TV newsfilm clips
  • Can also search for topics and narrow to collectionsIn this example, Georgia historical books
  • Can also browse collections in the Digital Library of Georgia by media typeIn this example, historical newspapers
  • Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=gnfo
  • Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zuhq
  • Choose to Browse census to find state maps
  • Choose state (note that the state of Georgia doesn’t appear until 1820)Note the View State Map link, which provides a historical map of that state for that year with existing and future county lines drawn
  • Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zual
  • Can filter all collections by collection type, location, dates and language
  • Local History: Researching Your Community with GALILEO

    1. 1. Courtney McGough GALILEO Support ServicesGeorgia Council of Media Organizations 2012
    2. 2.  Georgia History resources  New Georgia Encyclopedia  Digital Library of Georgia  GeorgiaInfo Genealogy resources  HeritageQuest Online  Ancestry Library Edition Outline map from Ed Jackson, GeorgiaInfo: http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/pdf/gacount1.pdf
    3. 3.  Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngen Authoritative resource on people, places, events, history, and other topics about the state of Georgia New website redesign in early 2013
    4. 4.  Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=dlg1 Gateway to Georgias history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources
    5. 5.  Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=gnfo An online almanac of Georgia containing current and historical information
    6. 6.  Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zuhq A genealogy research tool that includes searchable census records, local histories, government records and more
    7. 7.  Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zual A genealogy research tool with a wide variety of collections including census records; birth, marriage, and death records; military records; immigration records; images; and much more http://proquest.libguides.com/ancestrylibraryedition
    8. 8. http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact