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Digital Library Of Georgia (September 2023), Mandy L. Mastrovita, Donnie S. Summerlin Nov 2023

Digital Library Of Georgia (September 2023), Mandy L. Mastrovita, Donnie S. Summerlin

Georgia Library Quarterly

New collections, digitized historic newspapers, and online exhibits from the Digital Library of Georgia from July-September, 2023.


Caring For The Family Tree: Helping Patrons Select Genealogy Software, Beth Transue, Rob Lesher Oct 2023

Caring For The Family Tree: Helping Patrons Select Genealogy Software, Beth Transue, Rob Lesher

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

Caring for the Family Tree: Helping Patrons Select Genealogy Software

Presentation by: Rob Lesher, PA Library Association PA Forward Manager and Beth Transue, Messiah University Information Literacy Librarian

Presented at the PA Library Association annual conference, October 2023, Kalahari Resort, Poconos, PA

Objectives:

  • Help patrons determine genealogy research goals and budget parameters
  • Explore genealogy software options
  • Assist patrons to select genealogy software options based on research goals and budget parameters

This Civic & Social Literacy focused presentation will help librarians work with patrons to select genealogy software. As the hobby of genealogy grows in popularity, there is a multitude of …


Genealogy 101 For Inclusive Excellence Ambassadors, Beth Transue, Sarah Myers Apr 2023

Genealogy 101 For Inclusive Excellence Ambassadors, Beth Transue, Sarah Myers

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

An introductory presentation on genealogy research to better understand oneself and others.

  • Why Do Genealogy?
  • Getting Started
  • Ancestry Database
  • Special Populations in Genealogy
  • Beyond Kin Project
  • DNA
  • Genealogy and the Common Good

The Inclusive Excellence Ambassador (IEA) program is a professional development community open to students, staff, faculty, and administrators in which participants will be equipped to assist the college in advancing its mission of creating a campus environment marked by a sense of connectedness and belonging.


Digital Library Of Georgia (September 2022), Mandy L. Mastrovita Nov 2022

Digital Library Of Georgia (September 2022), Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Inviting Patrons To Party With Their Ancestors: Finding Resources, Creating Programs, And Forming Partnerships For Genealogy, Beth Transue, Mary Porter Oct 2022

Inviting Patrons To Party With Their Ancestors: Finding Resources, Creating Programs, And Forming Partnerships For Genealogy, Beth Transue, Mary Porter

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

Obtain an overview of major resources (especially free!) and search strategies to get your patrons started on their genealogy searches. Ideas for genealogy related programming to get more of them interested and engaged will be shared, as well as possible organizations and businesses who could provide speakers and/or low- and no-cost assistance to both your library and your patrons in this effort.

Beth Transue is the Information Literacy Librarian at Messiah University. She coordinates information literacy instruction across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including a robust instruction program in required first year
core courses. In her personal time, Beth enjoys …


Ancestry And The 1950 Us Census, Beth Transue Jul 2022

Ancestry And The 1950 Us Census, Beth Transue

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

A presentation for the staff of Messiah University

Tuesday, June 7 at noon; Boyer 337

Did you know that Messiah employees have access to a version of Ancestry.com? Find your ancestors and grow your family tree.

In April 2022, the 1950 Census was released to the public for the first time, after 72 years. Learn how to find yourself or your family members in the census. Try it out for yourself!


Genealogy Behind Bars: An Update, Kathrine C. Aydelott Jan 2022

Genealogy Behind Bars: An Update, Kathrine C. Aydelott

Faculty Publications

This brief essay is an update to “Genealogy Behind Bars: Professional Development Through Prisoner Requests: A Case Study,” in Genealogy and the Librarian: Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach and Management, Carol Smallwood and Vera Gubnitskaia, eds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018, which see for context.


Access Your Ancestors: Introduction To Free Online Genealogy Resources, Sarah Myers Mar 2021

Access Your Ancestors: Introduction To Free Online Genealogy Resources, Sarah Myers

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

Wednesday, March 10, 202110:00 am - 11:00 am

Virtual on Zoom

Are you interested in finding out about your family history and climbing your family tree? This course will be an introduction to online genealogy resources that are free to use and easily accessible to anyone with internet access. Find census, birth, marriage, military, and death records with ease and without spending a dime. This class will energize you to make discoveries on what makes your family unique, special, and downright interesting.

All participants will receive a resource packet to organize and keep track of their findings. In addition to …


Law Library Blog (October 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2020

Law Library Blog (October 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


My Family, Their History: Using Exploratory Inquiry & Pragmatic Methods To Learn History, Lowellen Sucgang May 2020

My Family, Their History: Using Exploratory Inquiry & Pragmatic Methods To Learn History, Lowellen Sucgang

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

History education is at a crossroads. The availability of information at our fingertips has the potential to change how the non-historian sees history and the other social sciences. This capstone researched ways the non-historian can utilize the changing face of history education by implementing the pragmatic methods of John Dewey’s education philosophy called instrumentalism. Principal issues discussed include the pros and cons of out-of-classroom history education, utilization of exploratory inquiry for research and the usefulness of primary sources for a historiography. To apply instrumentalism ideals and methods, I created a historiography about my ancestors and how their lives intertwined with …


Chain Of Custody: Access And Control Of State Archival Records In Public-Private Partnerships, Sarah E. Carlson Apr 2020

Chain Of Custody: Access And Control Of State Archival Records In Public-Private Partnerships, Sarah E. Carlson

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

As I write this, Ancestry.com is a central party in a lawsuit with the organization Reclaim The Records, citing that it, a private corporation, received preferential priority and access to public records before individual patrons of the public in Freedom of Information requests for genealogical records.[i] Concern that public records may move into private hands demarcates an increasingly digital realm of record-keeping and public history. As companies and the public jockey for access to records in a race for access – one open and the other annexed behind a paywall – the blatant corruption is alarming. Yet, public records …


Beyond The Family Tree: Genealogy Instruction As A Gateway To Primary Source Literacy, Deedee Baldwin Jan 2020

Beyond The Family Tree: Genealogy Instruction As A Gateway To Primary Source Literacy, Deedee Baldwin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Say the word “genealogy” in an academic library, and you are bound to see weary librarians and archivists roll their eyes and sigh. But academic librarians can do more than accepting genealogists as a frustrating fact of life: they can recognize a perfect opportunity to teach primary source literacy concepts to a group that is more than open to learning them.


Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers Dec 2019

Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers

School of Information Student Research Journal

Plagiarism is regarded as an academic crime, but can affect hobbies that rely on research and information sharing such as genealogy. The issue is well-known within the genealogy community. However, information professionals who aid genealogists in their research may not know enough about the issue. How can the library field respond constructively to the issue of uncontrolled plagiarism in genealogy? While the genealogy community condemns plagiarism and offers resources to correct it, current library practices concentrate on services and not on plagiarism education in the genealogy context, concentrating more on copyright and legal problems. The library field can help professionals …


Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2 Dec 2019

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Recovering Abiquiú’S Lost Church Records, Samuel E. Sisneros Nov 2019

Recovering Abiquiú’S Lost Church Records, Samuel E. Sisneros

University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

In early 2016, an elderly couple came into UNM’s Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections determined to donate six hide-covered books to the archives. They confessed they did not know their contents and that even though the books were in the care of the family for many years, they thought UNM would be a suitable place for them to be preserved and studied. I immediately realized that these antique books were the long lost baptismal, marriage and burial registers (1777-1861) from the Mission Church of Santo Tomás Apóstol de Abiquiú and that the rightful repository for them was the …


News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita Jul 2019

News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki Aug 2018

Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Jewish Germany: An enduring presence from the fourth to the twenty-first century.


James Madison University Special Collections, Kate Morris, Tiffany Cole Feb 2018

James Madison University Special Collections, Kate Morris, Tiffany Cole

Libraries

This newsletter article summarizes highlights from manuscript and archival collections recently acquired by James Madison University Special Collections. Includes images and references to collections likely to be of interest to genealogical researchers of families located in the central Shenandoah Valley. Collections highlighted include the Blackley family papers, the Heatwole family papers, and the Henkel family papers. Includes information about other repositories and resources in Harrisonburg, Virginia with genealogical holdings.


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin Jan 2018

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011), copies …


Portraits, Preservation & Pedigrees: An Introduction To Photographic Portraiture, Photographs As A Means Of Genealogical Research, And A Preservation Case Study Of The Howard D. Beach Studio Collection Of Glass Plate Negatives, Kirsten Feigel Dec 2017

Portraits, Preservation & Pedigrees: An Introduction To Photographic Portraiture, Photographs As A Means Of Genealogical Research, And A Preservation Case Study Of The Howard D. Beach Studio Collection Of Glass Plate Negatives, Kirsten Feigel

Museum Studies Theses

Photography is an established art form that combines the knowledge of chemistry, light, and optics to render an image. Initially, the image is captured on a flat surface coated with emulsion and combined with an exposure to sunlight or another illuminating source. Today, images are captured by digital methods. Artistically, the photograph may reveal sceneries of landscapes, of treasured belongings and of people, as they are seen to the human eye. Photographic portraiture is the oldest style of photography next to landscape imagery, due to commercial photographers setting up studios and experimenting with photography’s many cameras, plates, and emulsions. In …


Review Of The Book German Census Records 1816-1916: The When, Where, And How Of A Valuable Genealogical Resource, John A. Drobnicki Feb 2017

Review Of The Book German Census Records 1816-1916: The When, Where, And How Of A Valuable Genealogical Resource, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book German census records 1816-1916: The when, where, and how of a valuable genealogical resource.


[Sabbatical Report], Katherine Pennavaria Oct 2016

[Sabbatical Report], Katherine Pennavaria

Sabbatical Reports

(1) Write/revise the chapters of the book I was currently under contract to produce by the end of December 2017 (see below for details)

(2) Make significant progress on some genealogy research projects already underway

(3) Increase my expertise in specific genealogy-related record sets located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the Philadelphia City Archives, and two local-history libraries in Chicago


Research Trends & Emerging Technologies For Genealogists, Catherine Lucy Jan 2016

Research Trends & Emerging Technologies For Genealogists, Catherine Lucy

School of Information Student Research Journal

This study examines current research methods utilized by genealogists, and seeks to discover the impact of emerging tools and technologies on their information seeking needs and behaviors. When it became clear that there is a shortage of scholarly studies identifying the use of newer technologies (i.e. blogs, social media, and apps), an original survey for genealogists was created. Over four hundred genealogists were surveyed regarding their use of both traditional research methods (methods that have existed for many decades) and Internet/electronic resources, in order to demonstrate which new trends are emerging. The data from the survey might lessen the gap …


Review Of The Book Guide To Reference In Genealogy And Biography, John A. Drobnicki Jul 2015

Review Of The Book Guide To Reference In Genealogy And Biography, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Guide to reference in genealogy and biography.


Review Of The Book Polish Roots: Korzenie Polskie, 2nd Ed., John A. Drobnicki Jun 2015

Review Of The Book Polish Roots: Korzenie Polskie, 2nd Ed., John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Polish roots: Korzenie Polskie, 2nd ed.


Using The Illinois Digital Archives As A Genealogical Research Tool, Eric Willey Apr 2015

Using The Illinois Digital Archives As A Genealogical Research Tool, Eric Willey

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

A brief, informative article describing how to use the Illinois Digital Archives as a resource for genealogical research.


Genetic Genealogy: What Every Librarian Should Know, Rosemary L. Meszaros, Katherine Pennavaria Sep 2014

Genetic Genealogy: What Every Librarian Should Know, Rosemary L. Meszaros, Katherine Pennavaria

DLPS Faculty Publications

The past few years television, podcasts, and blogs across the Internet promoted the role of DNA testing in genealogy. But what do you really get, and is it worth the price? We discuss the logistics of DNA testing as it relates to genealogy and take a hard look at the legal issues involved in genealogy’s hottest topic.


Genetic Genealogy: What Every Librarian Should Know, Katherine A. Pennavaria, Rosemary L. Meszaros Sep 2014

Genetic Genealogy: What Every Librarian Should Know, Katherine A. Pennavaria, Rosemary L. Meszaros

Rosemary L. Meszaros

The past few years television, podcasts, and blogs across the Internet promoted the role of DNA testing in genealogy. But what do you really get, and is it worth the price? We discuss the logistics of DNA testing as it relates to genealogy and take a hard look at the legal issues involved in genealogy’s hottest topic.


Maps: A "Must Have" Item For Genealogists, Katherine Rankin Jun 2014

Maps: A "Must Have" Item For Genealogists, Katherine Rankin

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation will cover the parts of a map, types of maps, especially those useful to genealogists, how maps can be used in genealogy, how to find places on maps, cartographic tools, paper versus electronic maps, online map viewers, how to locate map collections online, and where to buy maps.


Old News - The Louisville Leader's Genealogical Gems., Rachel Howard Apr 2014

Old News - The Louisville Leader's Genealogical Gems., Rachel Howard

Faculty Scholarship

The Louisville Leader African-American community newspaper, published weekly in Louisville from 1917 to 1950, offers a perspective on local and national events not available in the mainstream media at the time. The newspaper's columns highlighting community members’ life events and activities may be of great interest to social historians and genealogists.