The RUSA Genealogy Institute will explore diverse topics in genealogy and genealogy research; such as, highlighting local sources of archival and genealogical information; genealogy research training for non-genealogy librarians; new genealogical and historical databases and resources; new trends in genealogical research – including new technologies; using DNA testing to overcome genealogical roadblocks; and other hot topics in areas of genealogy, history and archives. This event is free but registration is required. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by ProQuest.
9:00-9:15 – Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15-10:30 – Newspaper Digitization Panel
Leigh Jeremias, Colorado State Library
Michael Church, Kansas Historical Society
Sarah Quimby, Minnesota Historical Society
Thomas Ivie, Wyoming State Library
10:30-10:45 – Break
10:45-11:45 – Preserving your Family Records
11:45-1:15 – Lunch
Presentation by William Forsyth, ProQuest
1:15-1:30 – Break
1:30-2:30 – Digital Assets: Turning Paper into Something Findable!
James K. Jeffrey, Denver Public Library
2:30-2:45 – Break
2:45-4:00 – Birds of a Feather Discussions
4:00 – Closing Remarks
ALA Unit/Subunit: RUSA, RUSA_HS
Meeting Type: Pre-Midwinter Institute, Ticketed Event
Cost: Ticketed Event. Not included with registration. Visit the Ticketed Events Information Page for further details.