Ancestry Library Edition Presentation for SOLS, November 2011

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Ancestry Library Edition Presentation for SOLS, November 2011

  1. 1. Using Ancestry Library Edition With Your Customers Presentation by Elise C. Cole, BAH, MLIS The Canadian Lib Genie [email_address] Slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net/craighen http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Using Ancestry Library Edition <ul><li>Our Agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry.ca VS Ancestry Library Edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Types of Users and their access points: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beginners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry.ca Family Tree Leads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific database/collection users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping up with what’s new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrap up </li></ul></ul>http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  3. 3. Using Ancestry Library Edition <ul><li>BAH (Queen’s) in Political Studies/English (1993) </li></ul><ul><li>MLIS from McGill (1995) including Rare Books, Conservation and Archival Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteered with the Genealogical Collection at Cornwall Public Library starting at age 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Served as the Local History/Genealogical Librarian at Oakville Public Library from 1999-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Conducts personal Family History research </li></ul>http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  4. 4. Using Ancestry Library Edition <ul><ul><li>Ancestry.ca VS Ancestry Library Edition: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interface & Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul></ul>http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  12. 12. Using Ancestry Library Edition <ul><li>What’s in Ancestry.ca and not in ALE? </li></ul><ul><li>Obituary Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Members Connect (previously People Finder) </li></ul><ul><li>Family Facts (NB: This is available for free under the Learning Center of Ancestry.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Newspaper Collection </li></ul><ul><li>ProQuest’s G&LH Books in the Families and Local Histories Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical Source Index (PERSI) </li></ul><ul><li>Freedman’s Bank Records </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files </li></ul><ul><li>Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) </li></ul><ul><li>Passenger and Immigration List Index (PILI) </li></ul><ul><li>Gale City Directories </li></ul><ul><li>GPC (Genealogical Publishing Company) </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Land Ownership & Reference Atlases, 1507-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.proquest.com/assets/downloads/products/ale_ancestcom_comparison.pdf </li></ul>http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  13. 13. Using Ancestry Library Edition <ul><ul><li>3 Types of Users and their access points: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beginners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Straight search based on information they know </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a family tree and search from there </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry.ca Family Tree Leads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email notification </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flapping leaves </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific database/collection users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geography specific collections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific database known to user (card catalogue) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
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  35. 35. Using Ancestry Library Edition <ul><ul><li>Keeping up with what’s new </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ancestry.ca newsletters, i.e., </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Weekly Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry.com Monthly Update </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Ancestry Insider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The unofficial, unauthorized view of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. The Ancestry Insider reports on, defends, and constructively criticizes these two websites and associated topics. The author attempts to fairly and evenly support both.” </li></ul></ul>http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  36. 36. Using Ancestry Library Edition <ul><ul><li>Keeping up with what’s new </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ancestry.ca </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Weekly Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry.com Monthly Update </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Ancestry Insider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The unofficial, unauthorized view of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. The Ancestry Insider reports on, defends, and constructively criticizes these two websites and associated topics. The author attempts to fairly and evenly support both.” </li></ul></ul>http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com
  37. 37. <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for listening today! Feel free to email me with any questions, comments, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Elise C. Cole, BAH, MLIS </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net/craighen </li></ul>Using Ancestry Library Edition http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com

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