Ben Petersen, Department Head for Southern History, acknowledges that popular television shows have generated great interest in genealogy, motivating more people to document the family tree. “People think it is easy, and as simple as doing a key name search on an online database,” says Petersen. ‘Beyond the Basics’ gives patrons the tools to successfully navigate the bounty of information available online,” he continued.
The workshops are at 10:00 a.m. in the Southern History Department located in Linn-Henley Research Library downtown. The dates and topics are:
- 4/21/2012 - 40 is the New 30: Using the 1940 Census
- 6/2/2012 - Bring Out Your Dead: Cemeteries in Genealogical Research
- 8/4/2012 - Getting the Good Dirt: Land Records in Genealogical Research
- 9/15/2012 - It's a Big Web Out There: Sites & Strategies for Internet Genealogy