DPLA Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History

The following announcement was written by the folks at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA):

DPLA_logoJuly 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EST

Following the recent announcement of our partnership with FamilySearch, we are pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar — DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, taking place on July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EST.

In this hour-long workshop webinar, DPLA Community Reps and experienced genealogists Tamika Maddox Strong and Amy Johnson Crow will introduce DPLA as a resource for family historians, genealogists, and anyone interested in learning about new research skills and cool collections in DPLA. You will leave this workshop with new tips for searching for family names in DPLA and exploring resources in your family’s hometown or region. We’ll also take a peek at some of the collections that may prove invaluable for your family research: yearbooks, letters, newspapers, military records, family Bibles and more! With content from 2,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the country, DPLA also offers a unique opportunity to dig deeper and add context to the lives of our ancestors. The workshop is free and open to all so whether you are new to DPLA, new to genealogy, or highly experienced, the workshop will have something for you.

DPLA Workshops are online learning opportunities highlighting subjects central to our community, such as education, metadata, technology, copyright, and more. These events are open to the public (registration required).

You can register for the workshop at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8913853291819344898.



Would this online workshop be be helpful for people with British origins, do u know?


    —> Would this online workshop be be helpful for people with British origins, do u know?

    The workshop is not specific to any one country or ethnic group. It is an informational session describing how to use the library’s resources.


    Thanks, but do u know if the library have any records for English family historians?


    —> Thanks, but do u know if the library have any records for English family historians?

    DPLA has no books of its own. Instead, it points to books on other libraries’ web sites. It is a search engine for books and other materials on dozens of library sites. It is sort of a “Google for Library web sites.” As a result, a search at htttp://dp.la will produce information about tens of thousands of subjects. Its listings are limited to public domain works or to works that are explicitly licensed for library access.

    For more information, you might want to read my earlier article, The Digital Public Library of America, at https://blog.eogn.com/2015/02/27/the-digital-public-library-of-america/


    Thank you, Dick


Are the library’s resources in fact open to non-US nationals? Is a subscription involved for access to the resources?


    Everything on the DPLA is available free of charge to everyone in the world. There are no charges for anything. You will note that the above announcement states: “free DPLA workshop webinar…”


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