Exploring Our Statewide Resources: African American Heritage and Fold 3

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The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), has negotiated public library access for some of the most frequently requested resources - genealogy databases. Join us for this second session of two focused on the variety of online tools to research family and community history.  This webinar will give an overview of the two newly available, specialized resources: African American Heritage and Fold3 (military service records).  This webinar is freely available to anyone working in Ohio libraries and will be led by Sarah Palmer of ProQuest with additional insights and examples provided by Anne Wachs of Washington-Centerville Public Library. 

Teachers and students who are public library patrons are permitted to use these resources through their public library.  

Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to

  • Learn about the materials included in each service
  • Explore ways to efficiently search
  • Examine the uses, coverage, and limitations of each resource


Remember--this is a FREE webinar, open to all individuals working in Ohio libraries.

March 13th, 2019 2:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 6717275369991041282
Archived Webinar Link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1078355222494275585
Event Details
Presenter Name Sarah Palmer (ProQuest) and Anne Wachs (Washington Centerville Public Library)
Presenter Background


Anne Wachs

With almost 12 years’ experience as a reference librarian at Washington-Centerville Public Library, Anne’s day-to-day duties include the care and maintenance of the library’s website, all eContent offerings, databases, and any crazy questions patrons come up with. When the chaos has subsided, she has found a niche providing assistance to library patrons with genealogy interests.  Under her direction, WCPL now offers thrice yearly genealogy workshops, monthly interest groups to help locals use Ancestry, and constant maintenance of genealogy resources.


Series Name Reference Skills & Resources
Who Should Attend Staff members working in reference, instruction, information literacy or anyone with an interest.
CE Contact Hours 0

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