Local History Researching Your Community with GALILEO (Handout)

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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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Local History Researching Your Community with GALILEO (Handout)

  1. 1.  New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngen An authoritative source on people, places, events, history, and other topics about this state. See the Cities and Counties section to learn more about your area. Digital Library of Georgia http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=dlg1 A gateway to Georgia’s history and culture. Choose Browse by County to see collections related to your area, or choose Browse by Media Type to find historical newspapers, school yearbooks, and more. Collections of note: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and Vanishing Georgia GeorgiaInfo http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=gnfo GeorgiaInfo offers current and historical information on the state of Georgia. Check out the Counties and Cities sections to find all types of resources for your area. Search for Place Names for current and historical names for cities. HeritageQuest Online (public libraries) http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zuhq Offers census records, local and family histories, and more. For historical state maps, go to Search Census and then choose Browse to see a particular year and state. The View State Map link will appear when you choose the state. Search Books or Serial Set by place or name. Ancestry Library Edition (public and academic libraries) http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zual Offers a variety of records, images, and more. Go to the “all databases” link at the bottom of the home page to filter collections by location. (Only available inside the library)

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