Librarians in public
libraries are receiving more and more reference questions from their patrons asking how to do genealogical research, as genealogy has become a popular past-time. Many public libraries have purchased subscriptions to commercial
genealogical databases but the staff of these libraries may not be knowledgeable in using these databases. We have no doubt that this situation has become common all over the United States.
If you are a reference librarian and wish to learn how to do your own genealogy, you can take advantage of the information on this website. Knowing how to do genealogy would, of course, put you at a great advantage. However, if you are not interested in doing your own genealogy but would still like to offer better service as a librarian, there are several areas where we can help you:
Ten Most Frequently Asked Genealogy Questions
Ten Suggested Genealogy Reference Books
Ten Suggested Genealogy Websites
Continuing Education Opportunities
Daniela Moneta has twenty-five years experience as a librarian in public, private, and special libraries. She has worked as a full-time genealogy librarian since 1996 and has answered thousands of questions on a one-on-one basis. Go to our Help Me! section if you have specific questions she can help you with.