Are you regularly conducting research in HathiTrust for your genealogy? If not, you are missing out on excellent collections that are available for free. Watch the recording of my recent Legacy Family Tree webinar to learn more about this fabulous repository.
The HathiTrust Digital Library (pronounced “hah-tee”) is a collaborative digital repository, founded in 2008, that provides access to digitized collections from academic and research libraries. The majority of contributing member libraries are from universities and colleges, but public and special libraries who classify as scholarly research institutions belong as well, such as the Library of Congress, the Getty Research Institute, and New York Public Library.
Although the majority of contributing institutions are from the United States, HathiTrust’s collections are international in scope. I regularly consult HathiTrust for my Mexican family history research.
This robust digital repository, underutilized by many genealogists, is packed with digitized publications from academic and research institutions that are relevant to your family history. This lecture walks you through HathiTrust’s discovery and access tools, showcases U.S. and international collections that are particularly relevant to genealogists, and demonstrates search strategies to help you find those valuable sources.
- Webinar: Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research
- Host: Legacy Family Tree Webinars
- Length: 1 hour of instruction + Q&A & misc. LFT business
- Cost: Subscription or single purchase required
About Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Legacy Family Tree Webinars produces a regular series of high quality educational webinars on a variety of genealogy topics, for all levels of experience. Live webinars are available free to the public. However, a subscription membership provides on-demand access to their robust library of previously recorded webinars and a copy of the presentation handout.
I factor an annual membership ($49.95) into my genealogy education plan and budget.
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