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Genealogy

The Archive's ever-expanding collection of genealogy resources includes items from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Robarts Library at the University of Toronto; the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library;Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah;>, the National Library of Scotland, the Indianapolis City Library's Indianapolis City Directory and Yearbooks Collection, The Leo Baeck Institute Archives of German-speaking Jewry Leo Baeck Institute Archives, and the Boston Public Library.

Resources include among many things books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, census records, passenger lists of vessels, and other historical and biographical documents.

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This annotated bibliography focuses on reference materials that provide an introduction to useful print and electronic sources for the beginning genealogical researcher. With little exception, these publications were produced in the 1990s and are still in print. Types of print sources include: (1) Bibliographies (2 items); (2) Biography (1 item); (3) Dictionaries (2 items); (4) Directories (6 items); (5) Encyclopedia (1 item); (6) Guidebooks and Handbooks (18 items); and (7) Indexes (3 items)....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Family History, Family (Sociological Unit), Genealogy,...
Students cannot trace all the sources that inform who they are at a given moment, but all of them can explore a wide range of sources that inform their sense of self, clarify their values and their relationships to the world and others in it. Writing about family fits especially well into a sequence in which students narrate a personal experience, describe a hero, interview someone who is "different," compose a source-assisted report, and write an overall evaluation of themselves as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Autobiographies, Family History, Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Personal...
This guide was designed, in form and content, with adults in mind, but anyone can use it to study Vermont history as a living subject that includes, affects, and involves everyone. The guide aims to stimulate historical awareness, develop readers' interest in the past and the present, and make them aware of their interaction in the processes of continuity and change using the journal, "Historic Roots," as a place to start an exploration of the past. Teachers can use this guide to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential...
This annotated bibliography of selected sources introduces the novice genealogy researcher to the basic tools of this intriguing and popular pastime. With a focus on sources from and about Ireland, the bibliography presents print and electronic sources that will assist in researching family history as well as offer reviews of recent electronic developments that track and record genealogical research. Types of sources include: (1) Guides and Handbooks (14 items); (2) Dictionaries (3 items); (3)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Family History, Family (Sociological Unit), Genealogy,...
This booklet features an interview conducted with Hermine Kromnik (b. 1915) and also includes acknowledgments, her family photographs, genealogy, maps, and references (n=15). The interview in the booklet is a personal testimony of Hermine's survival and the results of living in Eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. Hermine's desire was to leave a written legacy for her family. Personal interviews took place between February and May 1995 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where Hermine lives....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Genealogy, Interviews, Oral History, Personal Narratives,...
The Library of Congress has a wealth of information on North American Indian people but does not have a separate collection or section devoted to them. The nature of the Library's broad subject divisions, variety of formats, and methods of acquisition have dispersed relevant material among a number of divisions. This guide aims to help the researcher to encounter Indian people through the Library's collections and to enhance the Library staff's own ability to assist with that encounter. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian...