Tuesday, July 24, 2012

loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online

The Georgia Genealogical Society is pleased to sponsor the presentation "loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online" with Laura Prescott on August 20, 2012.

Summary: Explore one of the most rewarding, yet overlooked, online resources: The Library of Congress, loc.gov. Laura will show you hidden treasures like maps, diaries, books, manuscripts, and photos. Learn effective search and navigation techniques and add a dimension of social history to your research.

Presenter: Laura G. Prescott is a professional researcher, writer, and speaker. She worked for the New England Historic Genealogical Society for seven years before starting her own research business. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, she has lived in New England for over thirty-five years.
Laura graduated with a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College in 1980, ultimately putting her degree to good use over a decade later when she discovered a latent passion for genealogy.
Laura is past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, genealogy project manager for the Nickerson Family Association, and a consultant for Fold3.com. She lectures and writes for national audiences on a variety of genealogical topics. Her specialties include the use of manuscripts in genealogical research, genealogy on the Internet, genealogy for Mac users, and merging history with genealogy.
Her articles have appeared in Ancestry, New England Ancestors, Genealogical Computing, NGS NewsMagazine, and Digital Genealogist.

This presentation will be broadcast live on August 20, 2012:
·            8:00 pm Eastern
·             7:00 pm Central
·             6:00 pm Mountain
·             5:00 pm Pacific
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the Webinar. You will use your unique URL in your confirmation email to logon to the live broadcast on the 20th of August.

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