Thursday, January 26, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Week 4 - Free Offline Genealogy Tools

Without a doubt, I am most grateful for public libraries. Like probably everyone else who attended elementary school in the United States, I was introduced to the library as a child.  These wonderful institutions have come on hard times recently with budget cuts, but there are treasures to be had there and many benefits to being a card-carrying library user.

I am fortunate to be able to access the Los Angeles Public Library fairly easily, and it has a wealth of genealogy resources. From books to periodicals to fire insurance maps and city directories, I can find them all at the LAPL.

Public libraries have different rules about who can obtain a library card, but anyone who lives in California can obtain a Los Angeles Public Library card. Click here for information about how you can get one!

By Marvin Rand, HABS photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

1 comment:

  1. Yay for libraries! I love LAPL and was sad when I moved away from California.