9:15 a.m., Oct. 27, 2010----The University of Delaware Library is presenting two fall workshops on genealogy, “Genealogy for Beginners” on Nov. 17 and “Using Library Resources to Find Biographical and Genealogical Information in Historical American Newspapers” on Dec. 7.
“Genealogy for Beginners” will cover the basics for researchers who are just starting to work on family histories. The workshop will present an overview of the types of records that contain genealogical information as well as research strategies for finding and recording this data. Attendees will learn how to search the online database Ancestry Library Edition for U.S. census records.
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Library Instruction Room (116A) on the first floor of the Morris Library. Presenters will be Rebecca Knight, associate librarian, and Linda Stein, librarian, in the Reference Department.
“Using Library Resources to Find Biographical and Genealogical Information in Historical American Newspapers” will discuss historical newspaper resources available from the University of Delaware Library, including databases and web pages. The following databases will be highlighted: America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1922), The Historical New York Times (1851-2006) and The Pennsylvania Gazette in Accessible Archives (1728-1800).
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Dec. 7, also in the Library Instruction Room. Presenters will be Stein and Knight.
These workshops are available at no charge and are open to the University of Delaware students, faculty and staff, as well as to the general public. To register online go to the workshops website. Online registration is not available to members of the general public. To register, users may call the Reference Department at (302) 831-2432 or email [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Seating is limited and registration is required.
Questions can be sent via email to [email@example.com] or by calling (302) 831-2432.