Genealogical Publishing Company has created a series of “Genealogy at a Glance” research guides. Each publication focuses on a subject and narrows the available information to essential elements that address a particular topic.
The “Genealogy at a Glance: Family History Library Research” guide by Carolyn L. Barkley provides:
Quick facts: Includes information about types of books, periodicals, microfilm and electronic databases in the facility.
Background: Provides a history of the Family History Library and the Granite Mountain Records Vault, which houses the microfilm masters of more than 3 million records worldwide.
Preparing for a research trip: First, define several research objectives and view available records at home and online or at local and state libraries and archives. Local FamilySearch Centers can be located by going to https://familysearch.org/locations. Familiarize yourself with the facility by learning the hours of operation, parking availability and the floor plan of the building.
Collections: The four broad categories are State and County U.S. Resources; National and Regional U.S. Resources; International Resources; and Family History Books. The guide also provides information about local events, shopping, dining and sightseeing opportunities.
The four-page, 8.5x11, folded and laminated guides are available for $8.95 each. For more information and to order the guides go to www.genealogical.com or contact Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211, or call (800) 296-6687.
Nona Thompson and consultant Tricia Carleton will present “Just in Time for Christmas” at the Edmond Genealogical Society at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S Boulevard in Edmond. The presentation will include ideas, tips, and resources for turning family history research into a memorable scrapbook or a presentation piece using the Heritage Makers products suitable for year-round gifts.
Members are encouraged to bring items and share ideas for gift items they have created to preserve their genealogy and family history. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/EdmondGenSoc.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at email@example.com.