Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Frazine Taylor to Conduct Workshop on Researching Your Family’s Roots

Frazine Taylor
Frazine Taylor returns to the Birmingham Public Library to present a workshop on using 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 African American Genealogy in Alabama: 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. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2012 in the Central Library’s Richard Arrington Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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. It will cover the following areas:
  • 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; and
  • Other aspects of online sources for family research.
This workshop does not require registration. Contact the Library’s Southern History Department by phone at (205) 226-3665 or by e-mail at for more information.

Event: Researching Your Family's Roots: Family History Resources on the Internet
Presenter: Frazine Taylor
Place: Central Library, Richard Arrington Auditorium
Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

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