Learn how the collections of the Library of Congress can help you find clues to build the historical context around your ancestor’s names, dates, and places. This presentation will orient you to the Library’s unique collections, the digital offerings, and learn how to do research in the world’s largest library. We will review how to use the Library in preparation for your visit in August as well as search strategies for using the Library remotely.
James Sweany has worked at the Library of Congress for almost 30 years. He has been responsible for developing the Library’s American Indian collections, particularly Native genealogical resources as head of the Local History & Genealogy Reference Services. Presently James is Assistant Chief of the Researcher and Reference Services Division.