Thursday, May 18, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories

Course 8:

 Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories


John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA

The materials in the Family History Library are so colossal and far-ranging that genealogists sometimes neglect to venture into the wider world of resources not available on microfilm or in digitized format. This course takes the mystery and trepidation out of using repositories of original historical sources: archives, courthouses and manuscript collections. What these repositories are and how they differ from one another; how to access the treasures that pertain to your ancestors; how to use those materials to reconstruct your ancestors' lives -- these issues and more are addressed. Instructors of honed expertise and substantial experience demonstrate their lessons using numerous examples and case studies. They share practical hints and helps, conveying the thrill and satisfaction of handling and deciphering antique documents.

Course participants will attend an orientation session at the Utah State Archives Research Center, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art records repository adjacent to the Center.

Alabama Department of Archives and History. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Level of Instruction

Beginner to Intermediate

Other Instructors:

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Patricia Smith-Mansfield, State Archivist of Utah
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS

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