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Finding Your Roots Online

  1. 1. Finding Your Roots Online<br />Library’s Online Resources to the WWW<br />
  2. 2. A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson<br />
  3. 3. @ Your Library<br /><ul><li>Access Genealogy and History Databases From Home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with your Tappan Library Card</li></ul>How?<br />Open a Web browser<br />Type www.taplib.org into the address bar<br />Navigate to Adult Services<br />Select Databases from the Adult Services submenu<br />
  4. 4. Video Demo<br />How to Access Tappan Genealogy and History Databases from Home With Your Library Card<br />
  5. 5. Genealogy<br />Genealogical Databases Offered Through the Tappan Library<br />
  6. 6. History<br />Historical Databases Offered Through the Tappan Library<br />
  7. 7. Interesting Facts – Ancestry<br />Did you know you can search Immigration and Naturalization Records by: time period and location to include Ellis Island – a processing station for immigrants from 1892-1954<br />Refine your search by last name and first name (if available) and pull up the exact manifest of inbound passengers with your ancestor.<br />
  8. 8. Ancestery.com Sample:In-Bound Passenger Manifest<br />The software will allow you to zoom in on the handwritten images.<br />
  9. 9. Sources of Interest Include:<br /><ul><li> WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-18
  10. 10. US WWII Draft Registration Cards 1942
  11. 11. US WWII Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946
  12. 12. New York Civil War Records 1861-65</li></ul>Military Records in Ancestry<br />Sample WWII Army Enlist Record in Print-Friendly Format<br />
  13. 13. Interesting Facts - HeritageQuest<br />Can search places recorded in books that detail over 28,000 family and local histories<br />Sample search of Tappan and Demarest family<br />
  14. 14. Citation and Format: HeritageQuest<br />
  15. 15. HeritageQuest<br />Indexes census records from 1790-1920 with partial records from 1930<br />Footnote.com<br />Search City Directories 1786-1922<br />
  16. 16. Naturalization Indexes Search Footnote.com<br />
  17. 17. Footnote.com for Historical Research – Can download scanned images of major historical works directly to hard drive<br />Download image to directly your computer or storage device<br />
  18. 18. What’s On The Web<br />Free sites on the WWW to aid in genealogical research<br />
  19. 19. Searching the WWW<br />Free sites on the WWW to aid in genealogical/family <br />research<br />
  20. 20. Searching the WWW<br />Free sites on the WWW to aid in genealogical/family <br />Research focusing on land in New York State<br />
  21. 21. Starting a Family Tree<br />
  22. 22. For a Brochure Listing More Resources or Personalized Help Accessing The Listed Websites or Databases:<br />Contact: Adult Services Staff<br /> Tappan Library<br /> 93 Main Street<br /> Tappan, NY 10983<br /> 845-359-3877<br />www.taplib.org<br />Librarians @ Your Service : Jill Gross, MarygraceLuderitz, Denise Starr<br />

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