Summary: Genealogy enthusiasts Adrienne Miles Holderbaum and Carol Reddan share their love of researching family history and talk about the resources available at MCPL and elsewhere to help you learn more about your own family's history.
Recording Date: October 10, 2018
Adrienne Miles Holderbaum: Senior Librarian at Germantown Library and co-producer of Library Matters. Adrienne was a guest on the Library Matters' pregnancy episode, #30 - Baby on Board, Resources for New & Expectant Parents.
Hosts: Lauren Martino and David Payne
What Our Guests Are Reading:
Adrienne Miles Holderbaum: The Wife by Alafair Burke, The Modern Organic Home by Natalie Wise, Mad About the House: How to Decorate Your Home with Style by Kate Watson-Smyth, The Nordstrom Way by Robert Spector, and Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual by David Burkus.
Carol Reddan: Sybil Exposed by Debbie Nathan
MCPL Books and Other Resources Mentioned During this Episode:
AARP Genealogy Online by Matthew L Helm and April Leigh Helm
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford
Finding Your Roots by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Genealogy for Dummies by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm
Heritage Quest: This database includes US Census and military records, city directories, full-text family and local histories, Freedman's Bank records, and more.
How to Archive Family Keepsakes by Denis May Levenick
Other Genealogy Resources Mentioned During This Episode:
23 and Me: Consumer genetic testing service for genealogy and health.
African Americans in the Federal Census, 1790-1930, Using Federal Census Records to Find Information on African American Ancestors
Ancestry.com: Popular genealogy database.
AncestryDNA: DNA tests for ethnicity and genealogy.
Family Tree DNA: DNA testing for ancestry and genealogy.
Finding Your Roots, PBS series
GEDmatch.com: DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists.
GENi: A popular genealogy tools for sharing family histories.
Other Items of Interest: