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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.