Thursday, April 28, 2011

Researching Your Family’s Roots: Family History Resources on the Internet

Frazine Taylor
Frazine Taylor at Alabama Bound, 2009

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is hosting a workshop presented by Frazine Taylor on how to use the Internet to find family history resources. Taylor is the retired Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History with over twenty years of experience as a librarian, archivist, lecturer, and writer. She is the author of Researching Your African American Ancestor: A Resource Guide. One among Taylor’s many honors is working on Tom Joyner’s and Linda Johnson Rice’s segments in the PBS series, African American Lives 2.

This workshop focuses on the Internet as a tool or research technique that could save any researcher time, or prevent wasted efforts when searching the World Wide Web. The workshop will cover:

• Introduction to several search engines with uses for family history
• How to use search operators to fine tune search results
• How to use social media for family history
• Other aspects of online sources for family research

This workshop does not require registration. Contact the Southern History Department of BPL at 205-226-3665 or for more information.

Event: “Researching Your Family’s Roots: Family History Resources on the Internet”
Presenter: Frazine Taylor
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Place: Central Library, Arrington Auditorium
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

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