In these days of avoiding fast spreading viruses there is one the library wants you to catch, the genealogy bug. If you already have that bug then you are likely all caught up on Finding Your Roots, right? Looks like we are just in time to provide your next genealogy fix.
Last year, while on a staycation, I discovered The Great Courses 15 episodes called Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy. All the episodes are taught by one of the most popular national genealogical lecturers, John Colletta. Each episode expertly guides researchers through a particular genealogy resource like getting started with family history research, using military records, finding passenger ship records, etc.
The Great Courses are a well-respected online teaching resource and Colletta is an excellent guide. The Discovering Your Roots series is accessible through the Richland Library website and a database called Kanopy. I accessed the series, from Kanopy, on my computer and through my smart TV using my Richland Library card number and PIN.
When you have completed your 15 episodes try researching your family history through the Richland Library Genealogy & Local History online resources page. HeritageQuest, for census records, and Fold3, for military records are available to you on your computer from home with your Richland Library card. Thanks to the folks at Ancestry Richland Library customers now have access to Ancestry Library Edition remotely until May 30. Enjoy!