Thursday, April 07, 2016

Digital Dixie

Southern Colonies
Do you have ancestors from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia? If you answered yes, you need to attend our next Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshop, Digital Dixie. In this workshop, you will discover digital genealogy resources that you never knew existed from these original Southern colonies and learn search strategies to find untapped information and locate your ancestor.

Digitization has changed the amount of genealogy resources available, and it is even easier to do genealogy at a distance. However, not all digital genealogy resources exist in popular genealogy databases, such as or, and Digital Dixie is about those digital genealogy resources that are located in places online you may not have ever thought to look. Digital Dixie will cover how to locate digital collections, how to search effectively, and how to track and organize your digital research. You will learn tips and tricks to navigate these digital sources with ease, locate new information on your ancestor, and reinvigorate your family history research. For anyone who is stuck with a “brick wall” in their genealogy research or feels like they have looked at all the genealogy sources in these selected Southern states, this workshop is not to be missed. 

Beyond the Basics of GenealogyBecause this workshop will be concentrating on digital resources, feel free to bring a laptop, tablet, or phone, so you can follow along as we navigate from website to website. This is completely optional, and you can connect using the library’s Wi-Fi. Digital Dixie will take place on Saturday, April 16th from 10-11:30 am in the Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley building. Registration is requested, and you can register by e-mailing us at, or by phone at 205-226-3665, or come see us in the Southern History Department.

Laura Gentry 
Southern History Department
Central Branch

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