Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Library of Congress Resources for Genealogists

At Librarians' Day @ National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City I got a refresher course on the resources available to genealogists at the Library of Congress. I will share a few of them with you.

1. Library of Congress Online Catalog provides access to 12 million books, serials, manuscripts, maps and more.

2. American Memory is a gateway to more than a 9 million digitized items that document U.S. history and culture of which a few of the sub-collections are:
a. "Born in Slavery": Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938;
b. "California as I Saw It" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900;
c. Panoramic Maps; and
d. Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, about 1820-1910.

Check out these links and see where they lead.

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