The Federation of Genealogical Societies and ProQuest invite librarians, archivists, and other information professionals to attend Librarians’ Day, Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
This event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 East Market Street, San Antonio. The hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Topics and speakers include:
Preserve the Pensions – The Community Makes a Difference
David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
In celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the genealogical community is digitizing the pension records of 180,000 pensioners of the “Second Revolution.” This session shows the breadth and depth of the rich genealogical content of the images that are already available online for FREE!!!
Builiding a Core Genealogical Collection for Your Library
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG
A written well thought out Genealogical Acquisitions Plan is the safety net of any library collection. Resources in time, space and money are always in short supply. A well-constructed Genealogical Acquisitions Plan can reduce decision making, eliminate non-essential overcrowding and reduce costs.
San Antonio Public Library Texana and Genealogy Collection
The Texana and Genealogy collection acquires, preserves and offers access to research materials relating to San Antonio, Bexar County and Texas history, and North American and Hispanic genealogy. Home to historical books, periodicals, maps, newspaper clippings, city directories, census records and military records, these collections are some of the Library’s most valuable resources.
Genealogy Research Sources Available at the Texas General Land Office
James Harkins, MPA, CA
The General Land Office is home to 35.5 million documents and maps dating back to the year 1720. Within these records are the tales of tens-of-thousands of Texans who wished to own a piece of Texas land. James Harkins will explain the land grant process, and some of the interesting documents found at the GLO, and use his ten years of experience at the GLO to illustrate how genealogists can access these records to complete their own genealogical research.
Registration for Librarians’ Day is $10. To register, visit www.fgsconference.org. Click on Librarians’ Day and then select Register for Librarians’ Day. E-mail any questions concerning this event to firstname.lastname@example.org.