Thursday, February 11, 2010

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Challenge #6

When I'm in the United States, the Tulsa City-County Library is my library. And I love it. Every single location, but especially the Genealogy Center at the corner of Harvard Avenue & 29th Street (for obvious reasons).

This weeks challenge is to find Online databases at your public library. And our library has them, sometimes even if you don't have a library card (I've heard the librarians giving out temporary "visitor" cards to those without regular cards). There are a few web based databases available for use: Edition, Heritage Quest, New England Ancestors, and Footnote; these are only available for use in the Genealogy Center branch of the library. Ancestry.com is available at all the library branches. There are also web links to the Broken Arrow Genealogical Society, FamilySearch.org, the Family History Center (the library's own web site), National Archives & Records, Oklahoma County Section Line Maps, Oklahoma Historical Society, Tulsa County page at US GenWeb, Social Security Death Index, State Archives Referral List, Tulsa Genealogical Society, Tulsa Historical Society, US GenWeb & Where to write for Vital Records. All that, AND, links to the websites for the Five Civilized Tribes.

All these last web links can be access from any computer, anywhere with internet access.

In the library is one computer with many different CD's installed on it. I don't have the list in front of me, but one I remember is the German Immigrants one (since I recently accessed it). They also have CD's of births

That's a bunch of information. Now if I could just access some extra hours to view it all...

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