RISE-GENEALOGY by wuzhengqin


   Library, Government
  and Online Resources
These presentations will assume that you have started
your research, and will hopefully give those of you that
are brand new to genealogy ideas as to where to start.

This style of videoconference was chosen to
accommodate many libraries and not limit the number of

Each of these lectures will provide a bibliography, a
resource list, or a list of websites for you to access the
information provided in these talks.

These videoconferences will be recorded, and the
handouts of each lecture will be provided to each library
that is registered.
With your library membership, you have access to many types of
materials, including microfiche, microfilm, how to books,
newspapers and much more.

TAL Online is a database that searches all of the libraries across the
province of Alberta.

If you are searching ancestors in a particular province, consider
researching the public library catalogue in that city/town via the web.
   Inter Library Loan

It is possible that a copy of the book you are seeking has been
placed in a library in Alberta, so please check your library catalogue
or TAL online first.

Using AMICUS, you can search all the libraries across Canada, via
the Library and Archives website.
                 Library # 2

Newspapers are another very useful resource in
genealogy research.

The University of Calgary has a fair selection of
newspapers on microfilm at the McKimmie Library. The
public are allowed to use these films on-site.

The Calgary Public Library and Lethbridge Public Library
also have microfilms of newspapers specific to their
                       Library # 3
Allen County Library
   holds a large quantity of Canadian
    resources, including society journals.

In the U.K. many of the public
libraries have specific local studies
(genealogy) collections, and some
of the larger ones have entire floors
devoted to local studies.

There is a very good list online
directly to these library web pages.
   http://www.harden.dsl.pipex.com/webli
The Government of Canada does not hold
BMDs, these are found under provincial

Library and Archives Canada Search the census
records, military records and passenger lists.
Even though some of these records are
available on Ancestry, this site provides images
of the actual document. They are slowly
providing online indexes to the records.

            Government #2
United States
   Many settlers of southern Alberta emigrated
    from the U.S.
   The SSDI – Social Security Death Index

   http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/
   http://www.afhs.ab.ca/aids/geographic/usa.ht
    “There is no one source available—online or offline—
     that any one of us can use to do all of our research.”
                       Cyndi Howells cyndislist.com <accessed: 11/9/2010>

Did you start your genealogy research
online? Organization and tracking your
results will help keep you on track.
Citing sources is important.
Quick searching tips.
                  Society Libraries
Alberta Family History Society

Alberta Genealogical Society – Lethbridge Branch

Other provinces

LDS Family History Centers in Alberta, Canada

Ontario Genealogical Society

United States Genealogical Societies

United Kingdom
    Society of Genealogists and the National Archives in London also have
     searchable catalogues
  Newslist, Mailing Lists, Blogs

     Rootsweb Review
     Mail lists, archives
  Dick Eastman
     http://blog.eogn.com/
  Olive Tree Genealogy – Canadian
     Website: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml
     Blog: http://networkedblogs.com/7JzrJ
     Website: http://www.cyndislist.com/
     Blog: http://cyndislist.blogspot.com/
       Professional Organizations
      http://canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com/
  United States
      APG-Association of Professional Genealogists
      BCG-Board for Certification of Genealogists (skill building articles)

  UK - CILIP - Local Studies Group
      http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/local-
      Blog: http://communities.cilip.org.uk/blogs/lsgblog/
  IFLA/GENLOC - International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions
      http://www.ifla.org/files/genealogy-and-local-
    Online Genealogy Courses
Learning Online
   http://www.rootstelevision.com/
Institute of Genealogical Studies
   www.genealogicalstudies.com
National Archives – U.K. – podcasts
Family Search – LDS – Free Online Courses
OGS – First Steps
LAC – Library and Archives Canada – how to
Genealogy. about. com
              Special Interest
Social Networking
Roots Television
   Interview with Sylvie Tremblay, Canadian Genealogy
    Centre, Library and Archives Canada
   http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_librarie
Digital Images
Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness
For more detailed information or if you have
specific questions, please email them to me and
I will ‘branch’ them out to our ‘advisors’ some of
whom are speakers of this series.

These questions will be answered in the
December program again in a lecture style, so
unfortunately we will not be able to have
interaction in response to the answers.

Penny Allen    pallen@vulcanlibrary.ca   Sept.20,2010

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