Do you have California ancestors, or work with clients or patrons who do? Calisphere, the Online Archive of California, and the California Digital Newspaper Collection are often overlooked by genealogists, yet can jump start your family history research and provide context for your narratives. These University of California-managed repositories are goldmines filled with digitized records for immediate use and/or helpful finding aids for locating key archival collections relevant to your research.
You will walk away from this class with three new fabulous tools for your research toolbox!
- Gain familiarity with navigating, browsing, and searching all three websites.
- Gain familiarity with the types of digitized record collections available.
- Gain familiarity with reading an archival finding aid.
- Format: Instructional lecture.
- Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A.
- Audience: Genealogists and family historians.
- Experience: Beginners, strong beginners, intermediate, advanced.