Genealogy workshops

University Library offers two genealogy workshops


9:03 a.m., Sept. 12, 2013--The University of Delaware Library will present two workshops on genealogy during the fall semester.

“Genealogy for Beginners” will cover the basics for researchers who are just starting to work on their family histories. It will present an overview of the types of records that contain genealogical information as well as research strategies for finding and recording this data. 

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Participants will also learn how to search the online database Ancestry Library Edition for U.S. census records.

“Genealogy for Beginners” will be offered from 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

“Advanced Census for Genealogy Research” is intended for researchers who have already searched for census information on their ancestors and now need assistance with more advanced techniques. The workshop will focus on strategies for dealing with misspelled names, browsing by geographic place, and finding information in slave schedules and non-population census records.

Attendees will search Ancestry Library Edition, a family history database available from the Library Databases page.

“Advanced Census for Genealogy Research” will be offered from 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Library Instruction Room. Knight and Stein will be the presenters.

These workshops are available at no charge and are open to UD faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. Seating is limited and registration is required. Online registration is available.

Questions regarding the workshops can be answered at 302-831-2432 or via email at

Online registration is not available for members of the general public or for students in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware. For these individuals, registration is only available by emailing or by calling the Reference and Instructional Services Department at 302-831-2432.

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