Researching your female ancestors can be a difficult, yet rewarding, process. Women’s rights and positions in society varied by time and place, often making their records harder to trace (and how do we find those elusive maiden names?!). In this class, we will learn strategies and records to help you research the women of your family. There’s no cost to participate and registration is required. All registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link a few days before the class.
Learn about the collections at TSLAC with content related to Native Americans in Texas.
In this San Francisco Genealogy Group session, special guest Gawain Weaver will discuss how to date old photos. With the goal of providing a framework for dating, Gawain will discuss the history and visual characteristics of the four most common photographic processes: albumen prints, tintypes, gelatin silver prints, and c-prints. He will provide an array of tips and tricks for each photographic print type based on the physical nature of the print. For instance, how does a UV light help to date a print? What about the scalloped edges of that B&W print? Or the chocolate colored background of that tintype? As a photograph conservator, Gawain specializes in the physical attributes of prints, and he will …
This event is online only. Experienced librarians demonstrate the steps involved in starting your family history research. Learn about essential research methods and strategies, how to identify and locate relevant records, and the library’s genealogy resources. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Live captioning is provided. If you have a specific accessibility request, please email email@example.com at least two weeks before the program date.
Join a Library of Congress Librarian for a webinar on sociology research using our collections. During this online research orientation, you will learn how to search the Library’s onsite-only databases and freely available digital collections to find sociological sources. You will also be shown how to use advanced search techniques in the Library’s catalog and finding aids to locate items.