Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ISGS March 2016 Webinar - Researching in Archives & Libraries: Do’s and Don’ts

Title:  Researching in Archives & Libraries: Do’s and Don’ts

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Researching in archives, libraries, historical societies, courthouses and other repositories can be intimidating and scary for genealogists! Learn how to be prepared to do research at one of these wonderful record holding repositories. The archivists, librarians and clerks at these places are there to help you find those wonderful family records but most of them won’t do the research for you, so it is important to know the Do’s and Don’ts of conducting your research when you visit one of these facilities so that your visit is successful!

Presenter: Melissa Barker

Melissa BarkerMelissa Barker is a Professional Genealogist and Certified Archivist/Records Manager. She has been conducting her personal genealogy research for the past 25 years. In 2004 she started her own professional genealogy firm “Once Upon A Time Genealogy” and took research clients for 6 years. In 2010 she received her certification in archives and records management. She was instrumental in establishing the first county archives in Houston County, Tennessee and currently enjoys her position as Archivist. She lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. Register

Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar. Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on March 8th, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at for more information.

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