AmericaGen Study Group

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 12 “Compiled Sources & Newspapers” from Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.)

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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits. AmericaGEN Study Group Chapter 12 Combined homework


10:02:02 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Hello Dear Myrtle and all the other contributors participants
10:02:05 From Sheri Fenley : Good Morning from Sunny California where it is 75 and we have no idea it is November tomorrow. Where are you Fall?
10:09:29 From Cary Bright : Here is the link to the Alonzo White Acct Bk:
10:15:36 From Danine Cozzens : I have many things to ultimately donate to special collections. I’d appreciate more tips on matching the things I have to their best homes.
10:16:34 From Danine Cozzens : Excellent point!
10:17:28 From Danine Cozzens : Wow Russ! Thanks!
10:17:48 From Cousin Russ : Archive Grid
10:18:13 From Janine Edmée Hakim : museum I am the president of, has a collections management policy that includes the info related to that question. A quick call should be able to get the info fro whoever their contact person is
10:18:51 From Cousin Russ : National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
10:19:21 From Cousin Russ : CONTENT STANDARD (NUCMC)
10:20:12 From Danine Cozzens : Presbyterian missionaries archive in Oregon!
10:22:10 From Hilary Gadsby : Finding records in places other than archives is the same over here in UK.
10:22:14 From Danine Cozzens : Great idea calling for references. I’ve been putting off making physical appointments with repositories. Thanks everyone for all the leads!
10:32:38 From Teri Chaffin : yup, we studied that in school and I worked in a library!
10:33:16 From Susan Bleimehl : Just used it yesterday to research French Spoliation articles.
10:33:20 From Danine Cozzens : Knew PERSI but not all the history behind it!
10:34:56 From Cousin Russ : PERSI (Periodical Source Index)
10:40:30 From Hilary Gadsby : I wonder if they have any of the English family history society journals. I will take a look.

Printed Sources
10:46:07 From Melinda Culpon :
10:46:44 From Melinda Culpon : I bought it used
10:50:15 From Melinda Culpon : portal to texas history –

10:59:10 From Danine Cozzens : Love local newspapers. Be sure to check all of them in one town. In 1876 Visalia, one paper had a mere listing for what its opponent called the wedding of the year— groom was a constant advertiser in the latter.
11:01:27 From Sue Burns to All panelists : I’ve found several articles in different newspapers regarding family reunions of my relatives.
11:02:14 From Hilary Gadsby : I have come across an article in a local newspaper that was originally in a national paper in the UK
11:06:45 From Danine Cozzens : Thanks so much!
11:07:12 From Danine Cozzens : I know where she lives….
11:07:35 From Hilary Gadsby : Melinda can I wish you a Happy Birthday
11:07:58 From Danine Cozzens to All panelists : This is changing my research plan — thanks for all the guidance.

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