Help! I have Genealogy Patrons Webinar Series

This will be a 3-part series including the following webcasts:

Webcast One: Genealogy @ Your Service Desk

Libraries are often tasked with handling genealogy requests from patrons who need guidance about the types of records that exist and how they can be located. Tina will cover how libraries can utilize and promote their genealogy and local history collections to users, and where to turn when patrons need help outside of their collection’s scope. She will walk library staff through the process of conducting the genealogy reference interview to fulfill the patron’s requests.

Webcast Two: Digging into Genealogy Sources

For those library staff interested in going a little deeper into sources, Holly will look at the most used types of sources in genealogy and family history research, show what information can be gleaned from them, and provide examples along the way using a case study. She will give an overview of the following types of records: census, vital records (birth, marriage, and death), obituaries, cemetery, military, land, and probate records.

Webcast Three: Free Websites for Genealogy Patrons

Learn about free websites librarians can use to point their patrons to for help, including the FamilySearch Research Wiki and many others.