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Genealogical Relations with Libraries - FGS Wiki

Genealogical Relations with Libraries


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<li>Compile tax lists and/or voter records for dates of genealogical value that are not covered by other records such as census schedules. </li>
 
<li>Compile tax lists and/or voter records for dates of genealogical value that are not covered by other records such as census schedules. </li>
  
<li>Maintain a genealogical page(s) that is part of the library's Web site. Note: the library Web site should be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act2 making the Web site easy to navigate, containing large print and few graphics.</li></ul>  
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<li>Maintain a genealogical page(s) that is part of the library's Web site. Note: the library Web site should be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act<ref>Minow, Mary. “Does Your Library's Web Page Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?” California Libraries 9 (April 1999): 8–9.</ref> making the Web site easy to navigate, containing large print and few graphics.</li></ul>  
  
 
The demands of the library Web site and general genealogical correspondence can be lightened with a society page and participation in the online GenWeb program available at [http://www.usgenweb.com USGenWeb]. A society page or Web site should be linked to as many quality area sites as possible.  
 
The demands of the library Web site and general genealogical correspondence can be lightened with a society page and participation in the online GenWeb program available at [http://www.usgenweb.com USGenWeb]. A society page or Web site should be linked to as many quality area sites as possible.  
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==Funding==  
 
==Funding==  
  
'''Fund Raising''': The society may wish to conduct fund-raising projects to augment funds contributed from membership dues.3 These funds could be contributed for the acquisition of genealogical materials.   
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'''Fund Raising''': The society may wish to conduct fund-raising projects to augment funds contributed from membership dues.<ref>The following publications offer useful fund raising ideas: the Federation of Genealogical Societies,  ''Society Strategies Series'', Set 1:4, [[Strategies for Societies, Projects for Fundraising]] by [[Sandra Luebking|Luebking]], Austin, Texas: FGS,  1992; and ''Fundraising for the Small Public Library: A How To–Do–It Manual for Librarians'', by James Swan, New York: Neal-Schuman, 1990.</ref> These funds could be contributed for the acquisition of genealogical materials.   
  
  
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==Library Contracts==  
 
==Library Contracts==  
  
A formal contract, not just a “handshake” agreement, is advisable if a portion of a society’s contributed funds will be expended for genealogical materials or other support of the library's genealogical collection. For an example of a contract, see footnote 4.
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A formal contract, not just a “handshake” agreement, is advisable if a portion of a society’s contributed funds will be expended for genealogical materials or other support of the library's genealogical collection. For an example of a contract, see footnote<ref>The Federation of Genealogical Societies, ''Society Strategies Series'', Set 3:3, [[Moving Your Collection to a Public Library]], by [[Edward E. Steele|Steele]]. Austin, Texas: FGS, 2000.</ref>.
 
    
 
    
  
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Another option is to ask other libraries if they would accept transfer of the genealogical collection. Possibilities are historical societies, college or university libraries, church libraries, adjacent counties’ libraries, their genealogical societies or historical societies.  
 
Another option is to ask other libraries if they would accept transfer of the genealogical collection. Possibilities are historical societies, college or university libraries, church libraries, adjacent counties’ libraries, their genealogical societies or historical societies.  
  
The final solution may be to create a society library. Be sure to consider the disadvantages, problems, and expenses related to this solution.
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The final solution may be to create a society library. Be sure to consider the disadvantages, problems, and expenses related to this solution.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
  
  
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2. Minow, Mary. “Does Your Library's Web
 
Page Violate the Americans with Disabilities
 
Act?” California Libraries 9 (April 1999): 8–
 
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3. The following publications offer useful fund raising ideas: the Federation of Genealogical Societies,  Society Strategies Series, Set 1:4, [[Strategies for Societies, Projects for Fundraising]] by [[Sandra Luebking|Luebking]], Austin, Texas: FGS,  1992; and ''Fundraising for the Small Public Library: A How To–Do–It Manual for Librarians'', by James Swan, New York: Neal-Schuman, 1990.
 
 
4. The Federation of Genealogical Societies, Society Strategies Series, Set 3:3, [[Moving Your Collection to a Public Library]], by [[Edward E. Steele|Steele]]. Austin, Texas: FGS, 2000.
 
 
5. Ibid.
 
  
  
 
== About the Author ==
 
== About the Author ==
  
J. Carlyle Parker, Librarian and University  
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J. Carlyle Parker, Librarian and University Archivist, Emeritus, California State University, Stanislaus; author of several genealogical reference tools; and founder and director (volunteer), Modesto California Family History Center, 1968–1990, and Turlock California Family History Center, 1990–1997.
Archivist, Emeritus, California State  
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University, Stanislaus; author of several  
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genealogical reference tools; and founder and  
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director (volunteer), Modesto California  
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Family History Center, 1968–1990, and  
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Turlock California Family History Center,  
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1990–1997.
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[[Category:Strategies for Librarians]][[Category:Libraries]][[Category:Parker]]
 
[[Category:Strategies for Librarians]][[Category:Libraries]][[Category:Parker]]

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