Repository Research: The Do’s the Do Not’s and the What You Might Find by Sharon Hodges (SMCGS Monthly Meetings)
Join us for a talk by Sharon Hodges on "Repository Research: The Do’s the Do Not’s and the What You Might Find"
More and more documents and being digitized and placed online, but the researcher who relies only on what is found online is not making use of all the information available. A personal visit to a repository, possibly in the area where your ancestor resided, will be necessary. Repositories hold millions of records, microfilm, sound records, motion and still pictures and textual. To effectively research in repositories, one needs to understand (1) what types of records exist for the time period being researched; (2) where those records are housed; and (3) how the records are arranged. Preparation is the most important factor in finding records!
Meeting will be held at the Higher Education Center - Room 135
Refreshments following the presentation:
Fall Apple Festival Theme