Online History and Genealogy


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Online History and Genealogy

  1. 1. Online History and Genealogy Resources<br />
  2. 2. Online History and Genealogy Resources<br /><ul><li>Your Instructor:</li></ul>Kathryn Bergeron<br />Systems Librarian<br />248/554-4650<br /><br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />In Library Resources<br />History Resources<br />Online<br />Library Databases <br />Genealogy Resources<br />Online<br />Library Databases<br />
  4. 4. Computer & Internet Use @ the Library<br /><ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy
  5. 5. Obey all laws regarding copyright
  6. 6. No obscene/harmful to minors material
  7. 7. No damage to equipment or network
  8. 8. No personal software
  9. 9. No illegal activities</li></li></ul><li>In Library Resources<br />Magazines<br />Ancestry<br />Birmingham Heritage<br />Detroit Society for Genealogical Research<br />Family Trails (1967-1982)<br />Books<br />Genealogy How-to Guides<br />Online Searching Guides<br />The Harry Allen Room<br />
  10. 10. History Resources<br />Online:<br /><ul><li>MeLMichigana
  11. 11. Wayne State Digital Library</li></ul>Baldwin:<br /><ul><li>Historical New York Times
  12. 12. History Online</li></li></ul><li>MeLMichigana<br /><ul><li>Features a variety of digitized historical resources from all over the state
  13. 13. Some of my favorites: Seeking Michigan, the Polar Bear Expedition, Michigana</li></ul>-------------------------------------------------------<br />- In the “Polar Bear Expedition”, find the names of the 5 men associated with Birmingham, MI<br />
  14. 14. Wayne State Digital Library<br />Covers a wide range of local and national history (text and images)<br />Vintage dress<br />WPA Music Manuscripts<br />Building the Renaissance Center<br />Letters of Florence Nightingale<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Find out what kind of dress a woman would have worn in 1912<br />
  15. 15. Historical New York Times<br />Find New York Times articles (and images) from 1851-2003<br />Search for a name or keyword<br />Search by date (or dates)<br />Notes to remember<br />Search the first day after an important event<br />Reorganize the search by date to get better results<br />Click “Page Map” to get a full view of the page of a particular article, which clickable images of all the other articles on that page<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Look up the article from the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred on April 14, 1912<br />
  16. 16. History Online<br />A conglomeration of history databases:<br />American History Online, African-American History Online, American Women’s History Online, Modern World History Online, American Indian History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online<br />Includes text (mostly from encyclopedias) images, videos, maps, and more<br />Databases can be searched together or individually<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Find a video of the Titanic leaving for its Maiden Voyage<br />
  17. 17. Other Places to Look<br />Archives of Michigan (Lansing)<br />Birmingham Historical Society and Museum (Birmingham)<br />Library of Congress (Washington DC)<br />Bentley Historical Library (Ann Arbor)<br />DIA Research Library (Detroit)<br />Detroit Public Library (Detroit)<br />
  18. 18. Genealogy Resources<br />Online:<br /><ul><li>Michigan Death Records
  19. 19. Social Security Death Records</li></ul>Baldwin:<br /><ul><li> Library Edition (in-library use only)
  20. 20. Heritage Quest Online</li></li></ul><li>Michigan Death Records (1897-1920)<br />Includes searchable, scanned images of Michigan death records between 1897 and 1920<br />Perform an advanced search to search by year or by place of death when you don’t have enough information about a person<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br /><ul><li>In “Seeking Michigan”, search the Death Records to find out the day that Martha Baldwin died </li></li></ul><li>Social Security Death Records<br />Find the death records of a US citizen<br />Look up an individual by name, birth and death dates, last residence, social security number, and the age of death (exact or within a range)<br />You will find some different individuals from what you find in the Michigan Death Records<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Look up Felix Talarowski and find his death record<br />
  21. 21. Library Edition<br />A variety of primary sources to help you find your families.<br />Includes census records, passenger manifests, obituary collections , draft registration cards, and other government documents<br />Also, look for stories and publications and photos and maps<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Find Felix Talarowski’s draft registration card<br />
  22. 22. Heritage Quest Online<br />Search a variety of types of records for people and places: Census Records, Books, PERSI, Revolutionary War, Feedman’s Bank, U.S. Serial Set<br />Try searching PERSI for your family’s hometown – find local histories and genalogies.<br />-------------------------------------------------------<br />- Determine in what issue of “Acorns to Oaks” You’ll find Graduates of Birmingham High School who served in World War I<br />
  23. 23. Other Places to Look<br />Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library<br />Local Churches (which keep excellent record)<br />Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives (Temple Beth El)<br />Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit has an Archives Office, or many older records are on microfilm at the Burton Historical Collection<br />Family History Centers of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Check the LDS Temple in Bloomfield Hills)<br />
  24. 24. Computer One-on-Ones<br />We do offer computer one-on-ones<br />30 minutes with a librarian to explore a particularly resource or ask questions<br />Free!<br />Call to make an appointment 248-554-4650<br />Or call the same number with questions during business hours<br />
  25. 25. For more information…<br />Kathryn Bergeron<br />Adult Services Librarian<br />248/554-4650<br /><br />Presentation Slides Available at:<br /><br />