Library News & Notes

The Value of Historical (and Permanent) Vertical Files

Historical vertical files can sometimes prove to be among the most useful collections of materials in a library or archives. They become especially valuable when viewed in a special local history collection and archives context. Sometimes an historical vertical file is the only place where one can find a ticket stub to a significant performance of a local play, a photograph of a church event, a railroad schedule, deed to a property, or a clue about just how influential an event or person may have been when it came to politics back in the day.Read More...

Well-Read episode #29 - Tackling Our TBRs

We all have them...our To Be Read list. On this week's episode, we're assigning each other reading from our TBRs, and as always, we end with what we're reading this week.

 

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Don't Leave Home Without Confirming the Schedule!

It's summertime and the living is easy. Well, perhaps not easy, but it is when a lot of Americans take a little time off from work to refresh themselves. AAA estimates that due to lower gas prices, more than 1/3 of Americans will take a family vacation this year. Some of these people will consider traveling to do genealogy research as the best way to rejuvenate or connect with family.Read More...

Genealogy: It's a Process

Some people are very interested in their ancestors. The Library's special local history collection and archives can sometimes help them, particularly when their ancestors once lived in this area. During the discovery phase, we oftentimes end up teaching customers a bit about the genealogical process.Read More...

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