Pittsburg County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.
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Lesson plan for non-genealogy savvy librarians to meet the needs of patrons with genealogy interest

Based on Podcast, handouts (web pages of linked URL's) and feedback via FaceBook group
12 programs - one a month - designed to be put on at the library, programs can be reviewed by patrons in the comfort of their homes (also applies if they miss one) and all questions to be handled with
How patrons will ask questions via the FaceBook group:
Patrons will need access to an Internet connected computer
Patrons need to have a FaceBook account
Patrons will need to apply for membership to the Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PittsburgGenealogy/758970507446734
When asking a question, patrons will need to state which week in the program the question is relative to. If the question involves an individual it needs to include:
Surname (with all known spellings), First and Middle name.
List dates and places of birth, death, marriage and any important events.
List Wife and Children's names.
Responses will totally be at the discussions of the fellow members of the FaceBook group, but it is hoped that at least one of the 400+ members had a similar experience and is willing to share
Patrons will always have the option to submit a query to PCGHS with in the guidelines
Non-genealogy savvy librarian's responsibilities:
Be able to setup a projector on an Internet connected computer
Be able to Access an Internet URL and run a Podcast or step through a presentation (Patrons can read).
Be able to pint off documents from the Internet for patrons
Reference book: Crash Course in Genealogy by David R. Dowell
 
 

Month

Topic

Podcast

Wiki/URL

Presentation

Handouts

Homework

ROP

Other

1
Beginning Genealogy
Pod
Wiki
 
Handout Handout2
 
 
Process
Resources
 
2
Continuing Education using Podcast
 
 
 
Handout Handout2
 
 
 
3
Networking for Genealogist
Pod looking for better
 
 
Handout 118 pages
Sign on to and get cracking
 
 
4
Interviewing Techniques
Pod Pod Pod
 
 
Handout Handout2 Handout3
Handout4
Handout
 
 
5
The Organized Genealogist (small number of individuals <500)
 
 
Pres
Handout
Sign on to
 
 
6
Using Family Search Web site
Blog1 Blog2
 
 
 
Blog3 Blog4 Blog5 BlogM BlogG
 
 
7
Using Ancestry Web site
Pod
 
 
 
Wiki Included the Redbook and The Source
 
8
Researching Native American Records
Pod
 
 
 
 
Process
9
Keeping up with Developments in Genealogy
Pod
 
 
       
10
Researching Military Records
 
 
 
   
 
 
11
DNA and Genealogy - need to identify and expert
 
Pod
 
 
 
Pod
   
12
Researching German Church records
Pod
 
 
   
 
 
13
Writing your Family History
Pod
 
 
 
 
   
14
The Organized Genealogist (Large number of individuals over 1000 individuals)
 
 
 
       
15
Citing Sources
Pod
 
 
 
 
   
16
Review of Genealogical software
 
 
 
 
 
   
17
Finding Your Female Ancestors
 
 
 
Handout
     
18
Using Fold3 Web site
 
 
 
       
19
Effective Searching
 
 
 
Handout
 
   
20
Immigration routes
Pod
 
 
       
21
Census records/Soundex
 
 
 
       
22
Researching Lemko
Pod
 
 
       
23
Researching Masons - McAlester Scottish Rite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24
Reconstruction of the 1890 Census In Oklahoma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25
Preservation of artifacts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26
using YouTube
Pod
 
 
 
 
 
 
27
African American Genealogy
Pod note: play list in youtube Channel Ancestry
 
 
 
 
 
Pioneer Papers
WPA Slave interviews
28
Freedmen Research also see African American Genealogy
Pod
 
 
 
 
 
Pioneer Papers
 
 
 
 
 
       
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