22 March 2015

Webinars This Week: Archive.org, Ancestry.Com, WorldCat, and Newspapers

We are excited to offer four new webinars this week.

Registrants can get a complimentary copy of the presentation to use personally as many times as they wish---you don't need to take as many notes that way! Webinars are held via GotoWebinar and attendees do not need any special equipment--just a high speed internet connection. Join us!

Using Archive.org--24 March 2015-7:00 p.m. Central Time

Archive.org is a free resource containing digital scans of thousands of out of copyright books and thousands of rolls of microfilm (including all 1790-1930 United States Federal census records) Learn how to effectively search for specific materials, navigate the site and interact with uploaded items, and download items for personal offline use in a variety of formats. You will be using the site for days after you've seen what's available on this free site. Register for only $6 and reserve your spot.

Using WorldCat--25 March 2015-8:30 p.m. Central Time

WorldCat contains an online library catalog for libraries across the entire United States and many foreign countries. Search thousands of library card catalogs in one interface. See effective ways to search for print, microfilmed, and manuscript materials on this site that contains millions of library catalog entries. Register for only $6 and reserve your spot.

Getting More From Newspapers--26 March 2015-7:00 p.m. Central Time

There is more to newspapers than obituaries and marriage announcements. In this presentation, we will see how to see what newspapers are available, both digitally and on microfilm. We will look at effective search techniques for online newspapers, including search structures, keyword searching, and more. We will also discuss approaches for accessing newspapers that are not available online. Register for only $6 and reserve your spot.

Effective Census Search Strategies for Ancestry.com--26 March 2015-8:30 p.m. Central Time

There is more to searching the online census than simply putting a name in a box and clicking. We will look at effective use of wildcards, soundex options, location parameters, and more. Included will be a discussion of a general organizational strategy so that searchers spend less time "going in circles. This presentation is not sponsored or endorsed by Ancestry.com and Michael John Neill is not an Ancestry.com employee. Register for only $6 and reserve your spot.

Presentations are geared toward advanced beginning and intermediate researchers.

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