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October 2010
Volume 2, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

National Reading Group month
October, 2010

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 17-23, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

National Novel Writing Month
November, 2010

Native American Heritage Month
November, 2010

National Gaming Day
November 13, 2010


Featured eResources of the Month

Shake your family tree with AncestryLibrary and HeritageQuest

You’re named after your great-uncle, and you’d like to know if you have his traits. You’d like a map of the area where your grandmother grew up. What did your grandfather look like in high school? Answers may be only a few clicks away in State Library genealogy electronic resources found at library.sd.gov.

Ancestry Library
AncestryLibrary, accessible only within schools and libraries, contains U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1930, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, newspaper and other articles, photos including high school yearbooks, historical maps and more. Ancestry continues to add more content, including more international collections. Use the Family Group Sheet, Ancestral Chart or other downloadable charts and forms to keep track of who’s who in your family or your patrons’ families.

Heritage Quest
HeritageQuest, available in the library or from home with barcode and password, provides stories from earlier times. It contains the same U.S. Federal Census information as Ancestry. The rest of the resource complements Ancestry’s holdings, and includes searchable family and local history books, an index to genealogy and local history periodicals (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman’s Bank records of emancipated slaves’ accounts and the U.S. Serials Set containing Memorials, Petitions and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress.

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