Librarians Day launches family history gathering
Genealogy is among top topics for library visitors, sponsor says
in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to \"genealogy
education, high research standards and the preservation of genealogical
records.\" Throughout the week, a wide range of U.S. and international
topics will be covered, as researchers from all over look for new
technologies and methods of gathering age-old family histories.
Websites guide searchers in the Library of Congress
Search strategies for materials in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress website: www.loc.gov
of Congress Online Catalog, containing 12 million bibliographic records
for books, serials, manuscripts, music and more: catalog.loc.gov/
Alternative Interface for Online Catalog, which works well for text-only browsers: www.loc.gov/z3950/
and Photographs Online Catalog, bibliographic records and thumbnail
images for nearly half of the Library's pictorial collection: www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
Archival Description (EAD) Finding Aids, a searchable set of archival
finding aids for collections in many of the Library's reading rooms: www.loc.gov/rr/ead/
Ask a Librarian: www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/
Interlibrary Loan: www.loc.gov/rr/loan/
American Memory, a gateway to the Library's more than 9 million digitized historical materials: memory.loc.gov/ammem
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