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Jamieson, B.J.
Wed, 23 Feb 2022 20:18:13 +0000
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Just a reminder that the next program in the Genealogy for Librarians series, brought to you by the Maine State Library, is tomorrow (Thursday, 24 February) from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us at 5 p.m. for Genealogy for librarians: DNA, part 2 at  (meeting ID: 842 7681 9669). I'm going to cover the basics of using DNA for genealogy ~ no scientific knowledge needed (I promise!). If you missed part 1, it's here<>.

Previous programs are linked below. The handouts are at

Series information:

With people getting DNA tests results from holiday gifts and long winter evenings ahead, it's genealogy season! Learn how to help your patrons start their research off well with the new series of Zoom programs Genealogy for Librarians from the Maine State Library.

Genealogy questions continue to be a large part of adult reference services; this series is designed for those who have little or no experience answering genealogy questions.

Each individual session will start at 5 p.m. on Thursdays and be a 45 minute presentation, plus time for questions. The presentations will be recorded for those who can't make the scheduled time.

We'll start with the absolute basics ~ no experience necessary. While the series will focus on resources for assisting patrons, if you are interested in your own family history ~ feel free to join in as well!

Handouts are at

The series will run from January 6 to March 10, covering:

  *   January 6: the absolute basics; recording at
  *   January 13: a few more basics. Recording here:
  *   January 20: branching out from Ancestry:
  *   January 27: finding obituaries:

  *   February 3: finding newspaper treasures:

  *   February 10: the questions B.J. gets asked the most often (with the answers, too!):

  *   February 17: DNA, part 1

  *   February 24, March 3, 10: DNA for genealogy: what librarians should know

B.J. Jamieson, M.S.L.S., PG Cert. {genealogy}
Genealogy reference specialist
Maine State Library

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