I am launching a new FREE email newsletter focusing on Hispanic genealogy, history, and traditions. Hispanic Heritage Happenings will go out twice a month, delivered to your email inbox on the 1st and the 15th. Each issue will include a compilation and summary of relevant blog posts, tutorials, tips, reviews, collections and records, publications, webinars, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., that I have identified and personally selected for you.
Join me next month in Austin, Texas for the 2015 Family History Conference ,where I am teaching sessions on “Helping Patrons Find & Use Southwest Archival Collections” and “An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors”.
Taking a look at one of my favorite digital archives–the Portal to Texas History, through a series of posts highlighting this valuable historical research tool. In this first part of the series, I walk through the Portal’s well-designed discovery features.
This short one-minute video from the Newseum is an excellent example of using archival collections for digital storytelling, and of how special collections can be marketed with very little expense and simple multimedia technologies. The video includes a mix of digitized newspapers, historical images, and other primary source documents.