Other Places Your Ancestors Might Be Hiding: "Non-Genealogy" Databases and Internet Resources to Explore
Through their rich offerings of online census records, passenger lists, naturalization records and other sources, websites dedicated to genealogical research have led to and increase interest in family history. However, there are databases and websites that genealogists might not be aware of which contain information that can be of tremendous value to their research. Some are free sites and others are subscription databases that may be available through a local public library system or university. This lecture will provide brief descriptions of some of the more useful "non-genealogy" sites in both categories.
Ruth A. Carr, the former Chief, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, New York Public Library (1988-2008), was born in Brooklyn. She received a BA in History from Queens College, an MA in Russian Area Studies from the City University of New York, and her MLS from the Pratt Institute. Ms. Carr is a member of the History Section of the American Library Association, serving on its Genealogy and Local History Committees, adn is a recipient of the History Section/Genealogical Publishing Company Award for service to genealogical librarianship, 2009. She is a member of the NYG&B Education Committee.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th & 42nd Streets, NYC
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and NYPL