In Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 125, now available to Premium members in the members-only section of our website, Lisa Louise Cooke welcomes Cheryl McClellan, the genealogist for the Geauga County Public Library system in Ohio. They chat about how to use your library card to check out your ancestors, not just books!
Cheryl shares seven great tips for researching at public libraries. Here are three of those tips:
- Generally, using the Library Edition of a genealogy subscription database like Ancestry Library Edition or MyHeritage Library Edition is a little different than logging in at home as a subscriber. However, Findmypast Library Edition lets users login as a free user and build a tree on the site, so you CAN attach records while researching in the Library Edition.
- HeritageQuest Online is a database available only at libraries, with quick access to U.S. census records being an absolute plus. Cheryl shares what she loves about it.
- Library websites for your ancestor’s hometown may have a page of genealogy links to digital memory websites, obituary projects, etc. Sometimes they have indexes to local records, too!
We’ll also catch you up with mail from our readers and listeners, share new tips on using Gmail and Evernote and more.
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