Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Genealogical Research on the Web
Tuesday, March 16, 2022
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$65 CAMLS Members
$75 Affiliate Members
$130 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, March 09, 2022
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 3
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials

This hands-on workshop is intended for those who want to learn about using the Web to do or assist others in genealogical research. The first part of the session How to Get Started: The Basics of Genealogical Research on the Internet covers an introduction to genealogy on the Web, family history basics, and how to conduct the reference interview with a patron seeking genealogy assistance. The second part of the session shows participants How to Find and Use Basic Genealogical Reference and Documentation Tools on the Web. Leave the workshop armed with the best sites to access and with a better understanding of genealogy and the genealogy searcher. To see the full syllabus go to:

Course Content

  • Introduction to Genealogy Research on the Internet
  • What the Internet Can Do for Genealogical Researchers
  • What the Internet Cannot Do for Genealogical Researchers
  • Family History Basics
  • TheGenealogy Reference Interview
  • The Ten "Best"* Genealogical Reference Tools on the Web.
  • The Ten "Best" tools may be updated prior to the workshop.
Audience: Reference and/or public service staff with some experience searching for information on the World Wide Web. No genealogical research experience is expected.
Diane Kovacs is president of Kovacs Consulting - Internet & Web Training. She has more than 10 years of experience as a Web Teacher and Consultant. Author of many guidebooks, her latest book is The Kovacs Guide to Electronic Library Collection Development: Essential Core Subject Collections, Selection Criteria, and Guidelines, co-authored with Kara L. Robinson, Neal-Schuman 2022. Also forthcoming in 2022 is The Internet Homework Helper's Handbook, co-authored with Debra K. Logan. Diane is the 2000 recipient of the "Documents to the People" award from the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association. She was also the recipient of the Apple Corporation Library's, Internet Citizen Award for 1992 and was the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association's first recipient of the Leadership Award in 1996. Since 1990 she has been the editor-in-chief of the Directory of Scholarly and Professional Electronic Conferences. Diane received an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Kent State University in 1993. she has a B.A. in Anthropology also from the University of Illinois, 1985.

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