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Join Cindy Cochran and Judi Cook, from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society, as they guide you through the many historical resources available for librarians assisting anyone with an ...

Join Cindy Cochran and Judi Cook, from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society, as they guide you through the many historical resources available for librarians assisting anyone with an interest in genealogy and family history.

NCompass Live - Sept. 25, 2013.
http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

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    NCompass Live: Genealogy Resources for Librarians NCompass Live: Genealogy Resources for Librarians Presentation Transcript

    • SELS Meeting - May 23, 2013 Genealogical Resources
    • LLCGS
    • Come to Union College to the Don Love Building to find genealogical resources.
    • Go up a few stairs or the elevator and turn to the right.
    • Welcome to the Library
    • Customers may access the entire Union College Library for their research.
    • Some Union College books useful for genealogical purposes include the 140+ volumes of the “War of the Rebellion” (Civil War), encyclopedias, and many “Who’s Who” volumes.
    • There is a photocopy machine available and a microfilm reader. There are public access computers.
    • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society maintains a collection of genealogy books, dvds, microfilm, and periodicals within the Crandall Library. It is open to the public. We have reference and circulating materials.
    • Chloe Foutz, a former director of the Library, was instrumental in making this arrangement in the early 1990s.
    • In addition, approximately 3,000 volumes were given to the Society when the Historical Society changed its mission in the early 1990s. Ownership was made permanent in 2005.
    • 12 We now have over 5,000 books available for research. Donations have helped expand the collection.
    • We have around 3,000 genealogy periodicals arranged by state or country.
    • We use Heritage Quest as the index to our periodicals.
    • The LLCGS genealogy collection relies solely on our volunteers to add and maintain resources. We follow the Union College Library’s protocols.
    • Besides the regular collection, LLCGS stores important archival items – early Lancaster County probate records,
    • many Lancaster County marriage records that were being thrown away, (Digital scans are available for a fee.)
    • naturalization records, and the original 120,000 index cards typed by Melvin Sittler, a retired farmer, as he indexed the Nebraska State Journal, 1873-1900.
    • The old newspapers were salvaged from storage in bunkers near Mead, Nebraska in 1979.
    • 20 Our members spend numerous hours on preservation.
    • A big project awaiting us is scanning of the probate records.
    • 22 We have interest groups and workshops to assist genealogists.
    • In 1976 the Genealogy Society began gathering cemetery information from Lancaster County.
    • Eight volumes were compiled and printed and are available in our collection.
    • Our collection begins with the American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI) – over 200 volumes filled with personal names.
    • We have many good resources on Irish genealogy.
    • At some point we received the holdings of NISIA (Nebraskans of Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestry.)
    • We have books on Palatine and other Germans, and French-Canadians.
    • Czechs, and Frisians are represented.
    • Thanks to the Martin and Kilpatrick collections, originally donated to the Nebraska State Historical Society,
    • we have a very strong English selection.
    • Some of the English records are quite old.
    • There are quite a few books on New England, including the Massachusetts vital records -
    • and periodicals as well.
    • Most of our states are represented.
    • We have the set of 158 DAR Lineage Books plus their new Forgotten Patriots book. Ancestry.com has 154 of the volumes.
    • LLCGS members requested more Nebraska materials, which the Library Committee has worked on adding for the last two years.
    • More Nebraska items - including our own LLCGS publications.
    • We have many “how to” books to assist in family tree research.
    • There are some good examples of family histories on our shelves.
    • If someone is writing a family history, we may have information from the past to enhance the project.
    • A customer could glean ideas on how his/her ancestors lived.
    • They could look in old yearbooks.
    • Perhaps find a photograph from World War I.
    • Did their ancestors travel from the farm to the city?
    • We have plat maps to locate where a family lived.
    • Or we can find their address and occupation in city directories.
    • Don’t forget information from newspapers.
    • Our website at llcgs.info has information that can be accessed on the internet.
    • Go to llcgs.info – the catalog is searchable without logging in as a member.
    • We can choose between the Union College catalog and the website catalog. This demonstration will use the LLCGS website catalog.
    • The first screen shows a complete list of titles along with searching choices.
    • The Holdings pull-down and the View Categories box do the same thing, so click either place.
    • Either location allows you to search by specific format, such as “Books Only”
    • “Online Only” lists books you can read online. Click on the eye to continue.
    • On this screen, click on the URL.
    • This is the online book at archive.org.
    • Now that you have some idea of our treasures, we invite you to take a tour of the library.
    • LLCGS also has an interactive website. Let’s take a quick tour of the site. www.llcgs.info Query
    • LLCGS website www.llcgs.info
    • LLCGS website www.llcgs.info Find upcoming events. Go to bottom of Upcoming Events List
    • LLCGS website www.llcgs.info Find upcoming programs, discussions and tours.
    • LLCGS maintains links to ‘Surname Research’ www.llcgs.info
    • LLCGS maintains an extensive database free to all. The society is continuing to add database info. www.llcgs.info
    • Example of cemetery info that can be found on www.llcgs.info Each yellow circle represents a cemetery. You can hover over the circle or click on it.
    • Example of name search that can be found on www.llcgs.info At each arrow there is a link to guide or explain what is needed or optional. The only required field is the last name and it can be a partial last name. Also, in the red box, a description of why the search may not find information .
    • Example of name search that can be found on www.llcgs.info An example of a search with a partial last name.
    • Example of name search that can be found on www.llcgs.info
    • Example of name search that can be found on www.llcgs.info
    • Need to contact us for more info or queries? Click on ‘Contact’ at www.llcgs.info
    • LLCGS maintains a listing of links to Local and State Genealogical Resource Sites. www.llcgs.info
    • LLCGS maintains a listing of links to local and state genealogical resource sites. www.llcgs.info
    • LLCGS provides current info on Facebook, blogs and twitter. Go to bottom of home page @ ww.llcgs.info
    • LLCGS & Gen. Societies Libraries Archives Library Commission Historical Societies Museums Ethnic Societies LDS Family Search Youth Projects • Partnerships • Collaboration • Shared Resources • Meeting Sites • Community Outreach Cooperation to Preserve the Past for Future Generations P. Ericson