Thursday, February 23, 2017

Digital Dixie 2: A Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop

Beyond the Basics of Genealogy

Do you have ancestors from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Texas? If you answered yes, you need to attend Digital Dixie 2 on Saturday March 4, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m., in the Central Library's Arrington Auditorium. In this Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshop, you will discover digital genealogy resources that you never knew existed from these Southern states 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 Ancestry or FamilySearch, and Digital Dixie 2 is about those digital genealogy resources that are located in places online you may not have ever thought to look.

Digital Dixie 2 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. This Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshop continues our survey of digital resources across the South, but you need not to have attended Digital Dixie to attend Digital Dixie 2 as it is a stand-alone workshop.

Because 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 2 will be take place on Saturday, March 4, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., in the Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor, Linn-Henley building, Central Library. Registration is requested, and you can register online, e-mail us at askgenlocal@bham.lib.al.us, or by phone at 205-226-3665.

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