20 Questions: Genealogy Basics

Date(s) - 07/16/2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Can’t attend the live event on July 16th? Click here to register for access to the recording, available July 17th, 2013.  We will send login information to access the recording on July 17th, 2013.

Every day, more people become interested in knowing more about their family history. In this two-hour online class, students will explore 20 of the most commonly used genealogy web sites where librarians find answers to questions like, “I think my great, great uncle was a civil war soldier –where can I find out more?” and “I think my great, great grandmother Alice died in a fire in Chicago –where can I find her obituary?” Students will then have the opportunity to explore genealogy reference resources further in an after-class exercise.

Biography ~ Russell Palmer

Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.


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