Welcome to the world of Genealogy and Local History Research.
This field is exploding with new resources every day. Companies and individuals constantly add newly digitized resources to the web, some are freely available, others require a subscription.
We are going to explore print, microfilmed, and digitized resources that document family, company, and local histories.
If you want a sneak peak of the wealth of resources available, check out Family Search https://www.familysearch.org/ and Ancestry http://www.ancestry.com/ . Both websites contain databases of public records, public documents, and much more. As we explore the ins and outs of both databases and many more, you'll become expert searchers and interpreters.
Librarians, Archivists, and Historians are just a few of the professionals who use these genealogical resources. Genealogists and family historians, both professionals and hobbyists, are just two groups of resource users. Whether you have a passion for history or geography, buildings or individuals, this discipline will challenge and delight.
Stay tuned for discussions of resources and materials.