Librarians today often get inquiries on how to
find the patron's ancestors or the ancestors of
someone the patron is researching. Unless the librarian is familiar with the basics of genealogical research, she may have problems helping these patrons.
Librarians should HELP their patrons, not do
the research for them. In order to help patrons properly, promptly and efficiently, I have
assembled this Guide for Librarians. It gives a good overview of the issues in
Genealogical Research and helps prepare the librarian to help her genealogy patrons.
Click on the buttons above, or on the links on the sidebar to learn more about Genealogy and how
you can help your patrons find the resources they need for a successful search.
NOTE: This tutorial is also very useful for
the general public in learning to research their family tree. It was originally designed as a library
school project, and does contain some specific information for libraries, but the techniques used
here are the same for any genealogical researcher! So please don't let the title scare you away.
There are plenty of interesting research techniques. Just select those that interest you from
the Table of Contents or the links on each page.
(If the links do not work on some pages, just
use the back key. We have recently changed servers and are still trying to get all the links
updated. Thank you, Sharon Centanne, author.)