1. Resource Repositories:
This lecture distinguishes among libraries, historical societies, public record offices, public archives, private institutions, and private archives. In addition, when a pertinent historical source is found, genealogists must decipher its informational content.
2. The County Courthouse: Your ‘Trunk in the Attic’:
This lecture examines the full scope of their precious contents and reviews many resources for learning about the records created in your ancestors’ counties.
3. State Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them:
This lecture examines the Web sites of select state archives from the North, West, East and South, displaying the wealth of genealogical and biographical resources they contain. It also explores the electronic and paper finding aids that help family historians access the treasures in state archives.
4. Sixteen Repositories, One Life: Uncommon Original Sources Portray a 19th-Century Immigrant:
This lecture encourages family historians to explore small, specialized collections for the personal details of their ancestors’ lives.