Free workshop on Internet research coming June 4 to Birmingham Public Library

Want to learn more about using the Internet to find family history resources?

The Birmingham Public Library will hold a free workshop, “Researching Your Family’s Roots: Family History Resources on the Internet” with Frazine Taylor on June 4 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Taylor, the retired Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History, has more than 20 years of experience as a librarian, archivist, lecturer and writer. She is the author of “Researching Your African American Ancestor: A Resource Guide.” Taylor also worked on Tom Joyner and Linda Johnson Rice’s segments in the PBS series, “African American Lives 2.”

The workshop focuses on the Internet as a tool or research technique when searching the World Wide Web. It will cover:

  •   Introduction to several search engines with uses for family history
  •   How to use search operators to fine tune search results
  •   How to use social media for family history
  •   Other aspects of online sources for family research

Registration is not required. For more information, contact the library’s Southern History Department at 205-226-3665 or askgenlocal@bham.lib.al.us for more information.

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