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?

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

  1. 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. 2. Welcome to the LE@D course “ Genealogy: An Introduction for Library Staff” by Willie Braudaway
  3. 3. Who is teaching this course?
  4. 4. Which topics are covered in this course? What sort of ideas does each chapter hold?
  5. 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. 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. 7. Chapter 4 Organizing– Topics include using forms, working with pedigrees and group sheets, formatting standards, research notes, logs and filing systems.
  8. 8. Chapter 5 Evaluating– Topics include evaluating primary , secondary, original, and derivative sources (and understanding that jargon!)
  9. 9. Chapter 6 Discovering– Topics include using software, comparing research features, finding online tools, exploring databases and avoiding scams.
  10. 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. 11. Chapter 8: Gateways– Topics include potential partners , getting the word out, custom brochures, your OPAC, books, databases and links for your collection
  12. 12. Chapter 9: Programming– Topics include grants , activities and projects to launch in your library
  13. 13. Chapter 10: Resources This course is loaded with readings, links and bibliographies to direct you on to the best information available
  14. 14. Let’s roll! More questions? Contact LE@D here: Ready to register? Log in here: See you in class!