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FREE DEMO - LE@D "Genealogy: Intro for Libraries"


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A free preview of "Genealogy: An Introduction for Library Staff" from Lifelong Education @ Desktop [LE@D]. Is this course for you? Which topics are covered? What is involved? …

A free preview of "Genealogy: An Introduction for Library Staff" from Lifelong Education @ Desktop [LE@D]. Is this course for you? Which topics are covered? What is involved?

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  • 1. Curious about this online course? This free demo is designed to give you a quick glimpse of topics covered in this [email_address] online class. Please share this demo with other library staff members who may have an interest in this topic. When you’re done, maybe you’d like to browse some of LE@D’s other library-specific online courses ?
  • 2. Welcome to the LE@D course “ Genealogy: An Introduction for Library Staff” by Willie Braudaway
  • 3. Who is teaching this course?
  • 4. Which topics are covered in this course? What sort of ideas does each chapter hold?
  • 5. Chapter 2: Getting started - Topics include why genealogy reference questions are different, Five basic steps to answer any genealogy reference question, advice for beginning searchers and why the census is the place to start.
  • 6. Chapter 3 Types of evidence – Topics include finding and using the Social Security Death Index, probate information, and types of records including property, military, naturalization, school, employment, and medical data.
  • 7. Chapter 4 Organizing– Topics include using forms, working with pedigrees and group sheets, formatting standards, research notes, logs and filing systems.
  • 8. Chapter 5 Evaluating– Topics include evaluating primary , secondary, original, and derivative sources (and understanding that jargon!)
  • 9. Chapter 6 Discovering– Topics include using software, comparing research features, finding online tools, exploring databases and avoiding scams.
  • 10. Chapter 7: Hitting a wall– Topics include what to do when searchers “hit a wall", organizations /pros who help, tricks and tips, and common MISSTEAKS.
  • 11. Chapter 8: Gateways– Topics include potential partners , getting the word out, custom brochures, your OPAC, books, databases and links for your collection
  • 12. Chapter 9: Programming– Topics include grants , activities and projects to launch in your library
  • 13. Chapter 10: Resources This course is loaded with readings, links and bibliographies to direct you on to the best information available
  • 14. Let’s roll! More questions? Contact LE@D here: Ready to register? Log in here: See you in class!