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!
© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research