Wednesday, July 3 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm

PCI Webinars: Beginning Genealogy: Free Resources

PCI Webinars is offering SOMD libraries seats in the following webinar through them. If you or your staff are interested, please see the registration link at the bottom of this announcement. This session will also be available in the PCI Webinars archive one week after the session. Please only register if you can attend the live session.
PCI Webinar with Maggie Rose

Beginning Genealogy: Free Resources
Wednesday, July 3rd from 12:30 to 1:30pm EST

Where do we come from? Researching our family history is becoming more popular with subscription services such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe ancestry kits. But what if we don't want to spend a fortune answering this question? How can we find our ancestors without costly subscriptions? How can I confirm that my ancestors were from (insert country) or that the stories my great aunt tells are true?
Knowing about free genealogy resources, both digital and physical, is one way to get started researching your genealogy. We all have a history and lack of funds should not be a barrier.
Familiarize yourself with free websites and databases as well as local resources so that you can research your own history, help a patron research, or conduct a class on genealogy. At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:
-Generate a list of geographic specific resources
-Locate hidden resources buried in databases
-Interpret Census records
-Evaluate digital resources
-Record your research

Maggie Rose --Biography
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Twinsburg Public Library in Ohio. She coordinates the library book displays and is responsible for the audio book and board games collections. Maggie also teaches computer classes and sits on the Reference and Information Services Division and Adult Services Division Action Councils for the Ohio Library Council.
Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen, she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been working as a librarian for six years.
Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family, which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, 5 cats, and 9 chickens.

Please register by June 25 via tinyurl.com/y4x5gzzc . This session uses VoIP, high-speed Internet and a headset/speakers are required. Please remember to include your email address to receive the session link.


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