An Introduction to Genealogical Research: Sources in Public and University Libraries and Archives

Genealogy Brown Bag 2013

In celebration of American Archives Month and National Family History Month, Pollak Library invites you to a Brown Bag Lunch Talk.

About the Program

An Introduction to Genealogical Research: Sources in Public and University Libraries and Archives

  • Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
  • Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm*
  • Location: Pollak Library South, Room 360
  • Admission: Free and open to the public (normal campus parking rules apply). Space is limited. First come, first served.

Program Description: Join Wendy Elliott, a nationally- and internationally-recognized speaker and genealogical teacher, as she speaks about the genealogical holdings typically found in public and university libraries and archives. These repositories often have the richest sources of information that can be used for family history; it's just a matter of learning to navigate through databases, photographs, local, regional, and federal records, newspapers, and many more. Whether you're interested in starting on your family tree or if you're an expert, don't miss this opportunity to speak with CSUF's own professional genealogist. This presentation will be followed with plenty of time for questions and answers.

Target Audience: Genealogists, librarians serving genealogists, those interested in getting started with genealogy, history students and professors interested in learning more about primary historical sources.

* Doors will open at 11:15 am.

About the Speaker

Wendy Elliott, Ph.D., FUGA, has authored numerous historical and genealogical research articles in a variety of professional publications including co-editor and author of The Library: A Guide to the LDS Family History Library, and five chapters in Ancestry's Redbook: American State, County, & Town Sources, both of which won the coveted Best Reference Book of the Year from the American Library Association 1989 and 1993, respectively. She authored two chapters in Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records in 1998. Her article, "Finding Women's Names," appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine in 2009, the summer 2010 issue of FGS FORUM carried her article on the "War of 1812," and she just completed an article on "Court Records" for Genealogical Publications (forthcoming). Before retiring from CSUF, Wendy taught a variety of history courses and served as faculty advisor and instructor for the history honor students' publication, The Welebaethan: Journal of History. She served as president of the California State Genealogical Alliance for seven years and for four years as president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).

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