Tag Archives: Libraries

Ancestry.com in libraries is not the Ancestry.com you subscribe to

Ancestry.com in libraries is called Ancestry.com Library Edition.   It is a great resource, but the content differs from the subscription database.   Here is a 2013 guide to the differences.    (This will open as a .pdf, in a … Continue reading

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Get off the internet and go to the library!

Despite the wealth of genealogical information on the internet, there is an even greater wealth not there. Further, some that is available on the internet can be difficult or costly to find. What is not on the internet? Much of … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With PERSI

July 2013 a  FindMyPast posted a news article announcing a partnership with the Allen County Public Library that would result in PERSI being added to the FindMyPast website. PERSI (Periodical Source Index)  is an invaluable index to thousands of genealogy related … Continue reading

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Taking my own advice… more on LibGuides

After yesterday’s post I wondered if I could find a more efficient way to find helpful LibGuides than looking for them on each library’s web site.   A quick Google check and I found that there is a LibGuides Community site … Continue reading

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A scoop — a Bowling Green State University LibGuide of interest to genealogists.

I found* this online today:  a Bowling Green State University LibGuide: Historical Canadian Newspapers Online.  It has dozens of links to both national and local historical newspapers in Canada.  Thank you Bowling Green State University! “LibGuides” is software that libraries … Continue reading

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Digital content in Library Databases.

I read and commented on this interesting blog post: Locked Behind University Walls: the Database Quandary.  I hope you will read this post and the comments.  James Tanner, the author of the blog Genealogy’s Star, has been practicing law for … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Catalog now in WorldCat?

Some time ago FamilySearch announced that it would add its holdings to WorldCat (OCLC).   I read on a Facebook post this morning that it has happened.   Waiting for official word and more information from FamilySearch.

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