Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques for Librarians

Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques for Librarians

You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourse by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.

Price: 
$399.00
ALA Member 
$359.10
Item Number:
1541-9472
Dates: 
From:  April 6, 2020
To:  May 17, 2020
Delivery Method: 
Asynchronous
Credentials: 
Attendance Cert.
Duration: 
6 weeks
Estimated Hours of Learning: 
36 Hours
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Genealogical research is a dynamic, multi-layered process. With the proliferation of social media and commercially available genetic testing, the tools and techniques you can use to expand your research are growing rapidly. This brave new world presents technological, methodological, and ethical issues that can be tough to navigate.

In this eCourse, librarian and genealogy expert June Power will use her wealth of experience to take your research skills to the next level. You’ll explore techniques like incorporating historical newspaper research, using social media and Google Advanced search, DNA testing, digital court records, and more. You’ll leave this course with the expertise to navigate the genealogical research process in greater depth and detail.
 

By participating in this course, you will gain an understanding of

  • several advanced tools for genealogical research
  • key ethical challenges involved with genealogical research
  • tools to help others interpret genealogical resources
  • the differences in research methods for diverse research objectives

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on April 6, 2020. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to

  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities

Instructor June Power will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 6-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

Bulk Orders

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.

June Power

June Power is the Access Services Reference Librarian for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, managing circulation, course reserves, document delivery services, and copyright management. She is the managing department head and has also assisted with archival and special collections work, and genealogy. She has presented at NCLA, the ILLiad Conference, the Ares Virtual Conference, the Azaela Coast Library Association Conference, and the Access Services Conference. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal as well as several book chapters.

If you have any questions about this eCourse, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

At Your Service

Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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