Wednesday, May 13, 2009

National Genealogical Conference

Good morning everyone. Here I am at the National Genealogical Conference in Raleigh, NC. Tuesday, Proquest (our vendor for Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest), sponsored a day long session for librarians (it was great...many thanks). Two of the sessions introduced brand new sites that were put together in time for this conference. I am getting them to you pronto so you can have a heads up. They are very new so expect some quirks.

The first site is a collaboration between the NC State Library and the NC State Archive. They have digitized 200+ family bibles. I believe they said that the first batch of bibles had to cover a span of at least 200 years so they should be awesome. It just went live Friday. Each record has a comment window and a window for tagging. They may be adding more bibles so keep checking back. http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/dimp/digital/ncfamilyrecords/about.html

Next, the North Carolina State University Library at Chapel Hill has digitized the 30 volumes of the NC Colonial State Records. This will be a great site for revolutionary war sources. It is still in the beta phase but they have it going and would appreciate your comments.
http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/

1 comment:

Lessie said...

Lucky you for getting to go to the conference. Thanks for sharing the web sites.