Genealogy and Local History

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Philip Sutton
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Genealogy is an increasingly popular topic, with a high media profile. Americans come to libraries looking for information and expert help with genealogy research, or else they hire professional genealogists who use libraries and archives. In Genealogy and Local History INFO 674 students will hear from experienced information professionals, including librarians, archivists, and professional genealogists, as they learn how to conduct genealogical research, and how to apply those skills to reference, instruction, and collection development in the workplace. There will be site visits to The New York Public Library, the National Archives in New York City, and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

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