Genealogylecture2012

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Genealogylecture2012

  1. 1. GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES FOUND AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY Presented by: Melissa Holekamp [email_address] Lee County Library
  2. 2. OUR GENEALOGY MATERIALS <ul><li>The majority of our resources come from funds from the Walker-McGill trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Some materials and resources are donated by patrons – particularly family histories. </li></ul><ul><li>Some materials and resources are purchased by LCL Friends and the NE MS Historical and Genealogical Society. </li></ul>
  3. 3. MICROFILM RECORDS <ul><li>CENSUS RECORDS </li></ul><ul><li>DAWES RECORDS </li></ul><ul><li>NEWSPAPERS </li></ul><ul><li>PERSONAL COLLECTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>DEATH RECORDS (MS AND TX) </li></ul>
  4. 4. BOOKS AND MATERIALS NOT IN DIGITAL FORMAT <ul><li>FAMILY HISTORIES </li></ul><ul><li>JOURNALS/QUARTERLIES </li></ul><ul><li>AREA MAPS/ FAMILY MAPS </li></ul><ul><li>LOCAL CEMETERY RECORDS </li></ul><ul><li>FAMILY NEWSLETTERS </li></ul>
  5. 5. INTERNET ACCESS AND PROGRAMS/WEBSITES <ul><li>Many libraries (including Lee-Itawamba Library) offer free internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee County Library through the Walker-McGill fund offers our patrons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Ancestry Library Edition (in library) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to HeritageQuest Library FROM YOUR HOME with LCL card. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. OUR WEBPAGE
  7. 7. HOW TO ACCESS HERITAGEQUEST FROM HOME <ul><li>Go to www.li.lib.ms.us . </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Enhanced Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Go to About Us. </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to HeritageQuest Online Genealogy Service in the middle column. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Library cardholders – access HeritageQuest at home!” </li></ul>
  8. 8. HOW TO ACCESS HERITAGEQUEST FROM HOME <ul><li>Click here to enter HeritageQuest Online (Library Bar Code Required.) </li></ul><ul><li>You should see pop-up, “Please enter your library card number without spaces.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS POP-UP CHECK TO BE SURE YOUR COMPUTER IS SET TO ALLOW POP-UPS. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. HOW TO ACCESS HERITAGEQUEST FROM HOME <ul><li>HeritageQuest Library Edition online should open. </li></ul><ul><li>Select what you want to search. </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT CAN I SEARCH FOR IN HERITAGEQUEST? <ul><li>U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS – FROM 1790-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>PERSI – PER iodical S ource I ndex – over 6,600 genealogy and history periodicals written in English and French since 1800. </li></ul><ul><li>FREEDMAN’S BANK RECORDS – One of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research. </li></ul>
  11. 11. WHAT CAN I SEARCH…? (cont.) <ul><li>BOOKS - 22,000 + family and local history books – word searchable! </li></ul><ul><li>REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION AND BOUNTY LAND WARRANT APPLICATION FILES – records of 80,000 + soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War with genealogical and historical information. </li></ul>
  12. 12. WHAT CAN I SEARCH…? (cont.) <ul><li>U.S. SERIAL SET (1789-1969) Pensions, military and naval matters, election fraud claims, public works projects, immigration and naturalization, land grants, taxation, and monetary claims (personal and business). </li></ul>
  13. 13. HOW DO I KEEP THE INFORMATION I GATHER? <ul><li>USE THE NOTEBOOK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EMAIL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOWNLOAD TO DISK OR HARDDRIVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRINT </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. PRINTING FROM HERITAGE QUEST <ul><li>To print a full page, make sure page setup is portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal). </li></ul><ul><li>Open file in Adobe and click print. </li></ul>
  15. 15. TO PRINT A SPECIFIC PART OF A PAGE: <ul><li>DOWNLOAD IMAGE IN ADOBE ACROBAT. </li></ul><ul><li>CLICK “VIEW”. </li></ul><ul><li>CLICK ON “GRAPHICS SELECT TOOL”. </li></ul><ul><li>HIGHLIGHT AREA TO PRINT. </li></ul><ul><li>CLICK ON PRINTER ICON. </li></ul>
  16. 16. HOW TO GET A LEE-ITAWAMBA LIBRARY CARD <ul><li>IF YOU LIVE, WORK OR GO TO SCHOOL IN LEE OR ITAWAMBA COUNTY – YOUR CARD IS FREE! SIMPLY BRING YOUR PHOTO ID CARD AND SIGN UP AT THE CIRCULATION DESK. </li></ul>
  17. 17. DON’T LIVE IN LEE OR ITAWAMBA COUNTY? <ul><li>YOU CAN PURCHASE A LEE - ITAWAMBA LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$25/INDIVIDUAL – 1 YEAR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$50/FAMILY – 1 YEAR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We appreciate our patrons! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. THANK YOU! QUESTIONS?
  19. 19. Thank you!

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