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UD Library offers workshops on family research resources

The University of Delaware Library has announced a pair of workshops to provide participants with information on how to use genealogical resources.

An Oct. 13 workshop will provide information on use of the online database Ancestry Library Edition for U.S. census records and city directories. “Beginning Your Family Research” will cover basic sources and methods for collecting and organizing genealogical information. The workshop is designed for beginning researchers and those who need a refresher.

 “Beginning Your Family Research” will be offered by the UD Library from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 114 on the first floor of the Morris Library. Presenters will be Rebecca Knight, associate librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department, and Linda Stein, librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

A Nov. 15 workshop “Tracing your Family’s Medical History with Genealogical Resources” will enable researchers charting personal relationships in their family trees to trace recurring family medical conditions and predispositions to diseases.

Learn how to find clues in a variety of genealogical resources including death and burial records, newspaper articles and obituaries, and letters or diaries. Whether participants are planning to create a medical genogram or just an informal list to share with relatives, this workshop will encourage them to take a new look at the family information they collect.

“Tracing Your Family’s Medical History with Genealogical Resources” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Room 114 of the Morris Library. Presenters will be Knight and Stein.

These workshops are available at no charge and are open to University of Delaware faculty, staff and students and to members of the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. For a complete listing of workshops and to register online, go to this website.

All visitors to the Morris Library need to have photo identification to enter the building, e.g., a UD ONEcard, a U.S. driver’s license or a government-issued or school-issued photo ID. Frequent visitors to the Morris Library, who are 18 years of age or older and who do not have a ONEcard, may visit the Circulation and Reserve desk to register and have their photo taken for a free Library Frequent Visitor card. Once received, this ID can then be used with the card reader at the turnstiles for easy access to the building.

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