Life Cycle of a Record: From Clerks and Clerics to You, The Digital User

Cyndi Ingle
Sep 8, 2023
Free through September 30, 2023
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About Humans
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About Records
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Filing and Storage
5m 52s
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Accessibility and Preservation
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Record Sets and Collections
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About this webinar

What are you looking at? Where did it come from? Why was it created? How did it get online? Records from the past didn’t just show up digitally one day as if by magic. From record creation to storage to archiving and (hopefully) preservation, records made their way through various formats and institutions before showing up online. Understanding the history of a source, its life before the Internet, and the context in which it exists online today can help you discover more about the genealogical information it contains and the quality of that information, propelling your research forward.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized, a free categorized list of more than 337,000 links for genealogical research. In its 23 years online Cyndi’s List has consistently remained i
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    Ann Mackey
    2 weeks ago

    Fabulous, thank you!

  2. KS
    Kathleen Smith
    2 weeks ago

    Loved it! Full of great info everyone needs to know while searching records and will save you a lot of time wasted by watching this first.

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    Melba Horton
    2 weeks ago

    One of, if not THE, most helpful training sessions I have ever attended. Several weeks ago, Elizabeth Shown Mills expertly demonstrated the importance of exhaustive research and today Cyndi Ingle showed us how to better perform exhaustive research. Thank you, Family Tree Webinars, for providing such high caliber training!

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    Allison Willis
    2 weeks ago

    Such an Awesome webinar!!!!!!!!!

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    Mary Hawkins
    2 weeks ago

    An informative presentation that I will watch again.

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    Char Stanley
    2 weeks ago

    CYNDI!!! A National Treasure (trove of information)!

  7. TB
    Terry Bowen
    2 weeks ago

    Packed full of info. Reading further about the collections was valuable. So glad I attended.

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    Cindy Hudgens
    2 weeks ago

    She always gives me new. Places to look.


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