Help! I have Genealogy Patrons-What do I do? Webcast Two: Digging into Genealogy Sources

Tuesday, 8/2/2022
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

For those library staff interested in going a little deeper into sources, Holly will look at the most used types of sources in genealogy and family history research, show what information can be gleaned from them, and provide examples along the way using a case study. She will give an overview of the following types of records: census, vital records (birth, marriage, and death), obituaries, cemetery, military, land, and probate records.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the main types of sources used in genealogy research, including census, vital records (birth, marriage, and death), obituaries, cemetery, military, land, and probate records
  • Use information that is obtained from such sources
  • Help patrons to access and use these records

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit any librarian who may receive reference questions from patrons searching for their genealogy. It can also be of benefit to genealogy specialist librarians and librarians searching their own family history.


Holly Hebert is an assistant professor in the Master of Library Science Program at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches librarianship, collection development, management, public libraries, and YA and adult materials. She has been interested in her family history ever since she was a young girl and has traced her roots back to Germany and England. Holly also holds a certificate from the Georgia Archives Institute, is a graduate of ProGen38 and is currently a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Central New York Genealogical Society, the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America, and the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society.



Individual registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $46.61
  • ALA members: $71.10
  • ALA student members: $37.12
  • Non-members: $79.00

Bulk discount available, the more you register the more you save! Learn more at the new ALA eLearning Site

How to Register


Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event. 

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Thank you and we look forward to your participation!