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PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY FAMILY HISTORY. Tips for Assisting Genealogy Researchers in Libraries Darlene E. Hamilton. Seattle Public Library Genealogy Specialists. Darlene E. Hamilton, Sr. Librarian [email protected] John LaMont, Librarian [email protected]

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PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY FAMILY HISTORY

Tips for Assisting Genealogy Researchers in Libraries

Darlene E. Hamilton


Seattle Public LibraryGenealogy Specialists

  • Darlene E. Hamilton, Sr. Librarian

    [email protected]

  • John LaMont, Librarian

    [email protected]

  • Heather McLeland-Wieser, Manager,

    History, Travel and Maps Department

    [email protected]

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Objectives

  • Basic steps to take for a family history project.

  • Types of sources used by genealogists.

  • Databases and internet Web sites used for genealogical research.

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Basic Steps

  • Education

  • Gather existing data from family sources

  • Survey existing data available in print, microform and electronic formats

  • Organization and documentation

  • Analysis and research

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Sources for Blank Charts

  • Cyndi’s List

    • Type in “charts” in the search box

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Genealogy Programs

  • Family Tree Maker

  • RootsMagic

  • PAF

  • Legacy Family Tree

  • The Master Genealogist

  • Reunion (MacIntosh)

  • GEDCOM Utility Program

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http://www.genbox.com/comparison.htm

  • Genealogy Software Features Comparison Chart

  • Updated 26 June 2008

  • Compare the features and capabilities of Genbox Family History 3.7.1 to those of other family history software products.

  • The Master Genealogist, 7.02 (TMG)

  • Legacy 7.0 Deluxe Edition with Legacy Charting, 7.0.0.45 (LEG)

  • Personal Ancestral File, 5.2.18 (PAF)

  • RootsMagic, 3.2.5 (RM)

  • Family Tree Maker 2008, 17.0.0.965 (FTM)

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Family Sources

  • Interviews with family members

  • Bibles

  • Certificates: birth, marriage, death

  • Documents: military, naturalization

  • Diaries and letters

  • Photographs

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Some Sites For Family Data

  • RootsWeb

  • LDS Family Search

  • Ancestry

  • Use search engines to locate Family Name Web sites

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On-line Catalog Web Sites

  • Seattle Public Library

  • LDS Family History Library

  • Library of Congress

  • Ancestry

  • WorldCat

  • Use search engines to locate local library Web sites

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Types of Sources

  • Vital records: Birth, Marriage, Death

  • Census records: Federal & state

  • Land & tax records

  • Wills & Probate records

  • Immigration

  • Naturalization records

  • Military records

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Death Indexes

  • Selected states and years available:

    • Ancestry Library Edition

    • State archives Web sites

    • U.S. GenWeb

    • FamilySearch (LDS)

    • Microform

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Sites for Social Security Index

  • Ancestry

  • America’s GenealogyBank

  • FamilySearch (LDS)

  • RootsWeb

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Census records

  • U.S. Census: 1790 – 1930

    • Ancestry Library Edition

    • Heritage Quest Online

    • Print Indexes: 1790 – 1870; selected 1880

    • Microfilm: U.S. Census 1790-1930

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Access to Government Records

  • Originals held by agency or archive

  • Microfilmed copies

  • Transcribed or abstracted copies

  • Indexes (print and microfilm)

  • On-line databases and indexes

  • Digitized records

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GenWeb Projects

  • USGenWeb

  • CanadaGenWeb

  • WorldGenWeb

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Land Records

  • Colonial

  • State

  • Federal (Public land records)

  • Local land records between individuals are recorded in the county courthouses.

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Immigration Web sites

  • Ancestry

  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

  • Castle Garden Database

  • Ellis Island Foundation Database

  • Stephen Morse’ One Step Webpages

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Military Web sites

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors

  • Ancestry Library Edition

  • Heritage Quest Online

  • State Archives Web sites

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Ethnic & Religious Web Sites

  • NARA Ethnic Heritage Resources on other Web sites.

  • AfriGeneas

  • American Memory Project Collection

    • Slave narratives

  • Native American Indian Genealogy

  • JewishGen

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Non-U.S. Research

  • Canada

    • Canadian Genealogy Centre

    • CanadaGenWeb

  • British Isles

    • GENUKI

  • Europe

    • WorldGenWeb

    • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR)

    • Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)

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LOCAL RESEARCH

  • National Archives

  • Seattle Genealogical Society

  • Fiske Genealogical Foundation Library

  • FamilySearch Branch Libraries (LDS)

  • Seattle Public Library

  • University of Washington

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History, Travel & Maps Dept.

  • Level 9 of the Central Library

  • Location of:

    • Genealogy Collection

    • Historical City Directory Collection

    • Map Collection

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Genealogy Collection

  • Scope:

    • United States

      • East Coast

      • Old Northwest Territory/Upper Midwest

      • Westward expansion

    • Canada

      • Ontario and Quebec

    • British Isles

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VISITING THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

  • Address: 1000 4th Ave., Seattle, Wash.

  • Web site address: www.spl.org

  • Quick Information phone number:

    • 206-386-4636

  • Hours:

    • Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    • Fri. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    • Sun.: 12 Noon – 6 p.m.

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