Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014


The following book is just one of the how-to guides in the Genealogy Room that can be checked out and studied at home:

This handbook and other how-to books can be found in the SLPL Catalog by using this search term:

United States -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.


Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, FREE courses that SLPL cardholders can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your valid library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. You can take up to six courses per session, with no annual limit:

In addition to accessing Gale Courses through the banner above, users can now also find the courses listed in SLPL's catalog. Click on Advanced Search, then:

Find items that have-->All these words: online learning
Format type: Electronic Resources

While there are literally hundreds of courses available, some are likely to be of special interest to genealogists (the following courses merely scratch the surface):

Accounting Fundamentals
Discover Digital Photography
Introduction to PC Security
Mastering Public Speaking
Navigating the Internet
Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
Protect Your Money, Credit, and Identity
Publish and Sell Your E-books
Skills for Making Great Decisions
Starting a Consulting Practice

Whether you are home-bound, home schooling, trying to start a second career, or just like challenging yourself mentally, Gale Courses offer you and your family members a great FREE opportunity to study subjects of special interest!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Sure, you love this blog--but SLPL has lots of other blogs to love:

SLPL Blogroll


Now available from your home for SLPL cardholders;

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