Librarians’ Day

Sponsored by ProQuest, this all-day pre-conference event is for librarians and archivists who help family history researchers find their personal past. The program is $20 to these service providers who pre-register by 17 April 2020; attendance is limited so register early. Lunch and syllabus materials will be provided. Parking is $12.

Salt Palace Convention Center

TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2020
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

CHECK-IN BEGINS:
8:30 A.M.

LUNCH:

ProQuest will provide lunch for attendees who preregister.

REGISTRATION:

NGS conference registration is not required; however, you must register for this pre-conference event.

Echoes of Our Ancestors―Who Went West will cover a wide range of resources available both online and in other media.

PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

Learn more about resources, outreach, and services offered by other libraries and archives that may benefit you and your customers. Topics will include federal and state repositories, FamilySearch, and public libraries. This free event for librarians who serve genealogists includes lunch, all sponsored by ProQuest.

  • Ari Wilkins, “Serving Genealogical Researchers at Public Libraries;”
  • Patricia Jordan Roberts, “Researching the West: Denver Public Library;”
  • Alison DePrey Singleton, MLS,“Calamity Janes, Cowboys, and Catalog Women: Researching Frontier Men and Women in Newspapers;”
  • Michael L. Strauss, AG, “Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines: Guarding and Patrolling Our Western Frontier.”

THE THEME FOR THE DAY IS

Your Network of Research Facilities

Learn more about resources, outreach, and services offered by other libraries and archives that may benefit you and your customers. Topics will include federal and state repositories, FamilySearch, and public libraries. This free event for librarians who serve genealogists includes lunch, all sponsored by ProQuest.

John Dougan — State Archives Records: Your Primary Source for Genealogical Research

State archives provide unmatched access to death, birth, marriage, divorce, probate, land, tax, and military records. Learn how to get much more from these records.

David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA — FamilySearch is Free and More than Just Records

Patrons and librarians may use FamilySearch for a variety of purposes. Research in records, information about sources and methodology, and building family trees—learn how!

Ari Wilkins — Destination Public Library

Explore the WPA Slave Narratives, the rich genealogical details provided by former slaves, and the research potential that the interviews offer.

Michael Hall, AG —“Utah Mike” and the Researchers of the “Tomes of NARA”

Come with “Utah Mike” as he uncovers the hidden genealogical gems that can only be found in the catacombs of the “Tomes of NARA”!

Questions? Contact NGS Registrar Courtney Holmes at
[email protected] or refer to FAQs.