10 Things To Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives

Melissa Barker
Sep 22, 2023
Free through September 30, 2023
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About this webinar

Have you ever gotten home from a genealogy research trip or left a genealogy website and said to yourself “I forgot to do that!”. Learn the 10 vital things every genealogist should do before leaving a library or archives building or website to make your next research trip to an archives physical building or visit to an archive’s website successful.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes
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  1. VA
    Verena Ann Hartmann
    2 days ago

    very informative

  2. TC
    Teresa Carlow
    2 days ago

    Absolutely Excellent!!! So many ideas and pathways — some of which I have yet to consider. Thank you very much. TLC

  3. PV
    Paulina Vidal-Herrera
    2 days ago

    I learned a lot about archives!

  4. DK
    Deborah Kollmar
    2 days ago

    Enjoyed. Will do more.

  5. KS
    Kristina Sutton
    2 days ago

    So much GOOD information that I wouldn’t have even considered, or KNOWN about!

  6. JH
    Jane Harmon
    2 days ago

    One of the most informative webinars ever, from an excellent speaker and archivist with vast experience. Genealogy is more than BMD. Melissa Barker’s syllabus is a great place to take notes. Add notes from the chat record. Then create your own outline to use when visiting repositories online or in person. This will change my research life! TY, Melissa!

  7. KE
    Kathryn Everhart
    2 days ago

    Great ideas for research! Looking forward to listening again and listening to her other webinars!

  8. KM
    Kristin Macy
    2 days ago

    Great seminar, highly recommend following her suggestions. I learned a lot about accessing and finding what you need from the archives. Don’t forget to cite your sources!


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