Have you noticed a great influx of genealogy related questions? Do your patrons want to talk to you about their DNA results? All reference librarians would benefit by learning the basic principles of genealogical research. Pick up some tips on how to enhance your genealogical reference interviews, learn about recent changes to some online resources, get the basics on DNA as a genealogy research tool, and learn where to refer patrons for additional genealogy research assistance.
Topics discussed include:
· The genealogical reference interview
· Genealogy collection development
· Your local history collection/librarian
· Other genealogy research institutions
· Changes to FamilySearch
· DNA as a genealogy research tool
April Lynne Earle is a member of the Library Faculty at Farmingdale State College. In addition to her role there, she serves as a Genealogy Consultant at Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library and the Patchogue-Medford Library. She also teaches a course in Genealogical Resources and Services through St. John's University's Division of Library and Information Science. With nearly 30 years experience of researching her own family history, her greatest joy is now helping others to connect to their families' past.
For questions contact Nicole Menchise, firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004
Long Island Library Resources Council627 N. Sunrise Service RoadBellport NY, 11713Phone: (631) 675-1570
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