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Top Ten Techniques for Finding More in Library Catalogs - Digital Download



 
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Most genealogists go to library Web sites, find the online catalog, make a search using that catalog's basic search features, and assume they have found everything. Not only are there many ways to use online library catalogs for genealogical research, but such sites often provide access to a wide variety of additional resources and databases.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on July 19, 2013. 1 hour 35 minutes. Plus 9 pages of handouts.

Viewers' comments:
  • I REALLY appreciate the incredible handout.
  • An extensive overview in a much needed knowledge area in which I am woefully deficient. A million thanks.
  • Another well-prepared and knowledgeable speaker.
  • Best webinar so far. All your webinars are useful and informative. I've learned a lot of tips and techniques. This webinar gives me a research protocol I can use for my research style. I am not a linear researcher: I like to gather a lot of info from a lot of resources, see how it fits together, find the holes and mismatches, then search more to correct, fill in, and expand. The more I learn, the more excited I become. This is fun!
  • Excellent speaker and information. I took a full page of notes. Thank you again for offering these webinars.
  • Excellent! Barbara Rennick is a genealogical treasure! Always enjoy, and learn something, from her talks.
  • Excellent.!!!!! Need need more Webinars from Barbara.
  • Fantastic! Love this speaker; got so many new hints on researching. Thank you!
  • Favorite tips: ability to tag World Cat results and the need to search in FamilySearch in multiple ways to get better results.
  • Gained a lot of knowledge on how to use libraries from the Library of Congress down to the local level and much more.
  • Good visuals and good examples of the ten techniques mentioned. I appreciate the opportunity to refresh my skills with such an experienced researcher as Ms. Renick. Thanks!
  • Great topic and speaker wish it could have lasted longer, great Q & A session also. Good job.
  • I am a genealogy librarian, educator and researcher and I learned so much from Barbara today! Thank you for all the resources and techniques--they will help me to do a better job of helping others.
  • I learned so much. I visit many libraries and do research online with many of them doing "ask the librarian" but she gave a lot more information that I was even more aware of.
  • I learned some new things, even though I am a Library Assistant and have done research in libraries for over 20 years. Great lecture.
  • It's amazing how much information comes out of these webinars.... I'm always in total awe of their knowledge. Thanks so much for these opportunities.
  • One of the best ever. Thanks.
  • OUTSTANDING Can't believe how much I learned! THANK YOU
  • Outstanding!! Please ask Barbara Renick back again, frequently!
  • So fact-filled I do need to become member for this handout! Please bring her back for more.
  • The best webinar I have attended in terms of resources shared-thank you! Looking forward to a follow-up.
  • The presenter's depth and specificity of using library catalogs was surpassed only by her obvious enthusiasm. Thanks.
  • This was an especially awesome webinar. She is a fantastic and very informative and knowledgeable speaker and has helped me personally in our Orange FHC.
  • This was by far the best webinar I have heard. Very informative. Very good useful information. Really shed light on how much information could be found through library catalogs. Also not overly focused on speakers ancestors.
  • Very interesting - especially the information on the Familysearch to OCLC.
  • WOW! A world of helpful information. The handout is invaluable and probably will be worn out by use. Thank you for a most educational event. his should be part of a genealogist's early training and late training and ... . We do forgot the tools we don't use much and this is an excellent reminder. Way to go, Barbara!
View all of Barbara's webinar downloads here.

About the author:
Barbara Renick teaches at national genealogy conferences and the FamilySearch Center in Orange California; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored "Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage" sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary; and currently serves on the NGS Board of Directors as secretary. The ‘Z’ Links page at her ZRoots.com Web site is very popular among genealogists who use it as their browser home page.


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