Records, S418, “Utilizing the National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection”
9:30 am, Saturday, 13 May 2017
Speaker BIO: Jacob Eubanks, MLS, is a former faculty member of Indiana State University, Fort Lewis College, and most recently served as Local History & Genealogy Librarian at Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas. Since Fall 2014, he has been Assistant Manager of History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library where he develops library research strategies for genealogists and historians. Among his many interests is tracing migration trails from the Mid-Atlantic to Kansas. Through his own research, he has developed experience in problem-solving strategies for rural areas and mined the records of the historic “Peach Churches” (Quaker, Mennonite, and Brethren) as well as the development of North American railroads.
The National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection (NGS Collection) features more than 28,000 books–including more than 10,000 published family histories–dedicated to family history research. Originally housed at NGS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the 98-year-old collection was relocated to the St. Louis County Library in St. Louis, Missouri in 2001. Access was once limited to NGS members, but is now accessible to everyone through interlibrary loan (ILL) or by visiting the St. Louis County Library. This access to published family histories is unparalleled in the genealogical community! Join Jacob Eubanks in exploring how to access and utilize this collection in support of your own research goals.