GALILEO (Georgia LIbrary LEearning Online) an authority based online collection of databases FREE to everyone in Georgia, can make family history research much easier and more productive. In addition to genealogical databases, like Heritage Quest Online, discover some of the other ways to use GALILEO.
This webinar is designed for people who understand the basics of genealogy research and the records used, this is not a beginning genealogy class. Learn how to use these databases and how to maximize your results.
About our Speaker
Laura has spent forty plus years working in libraries to help people get the information they need. In 1997, she took a position in charge of the Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, GA and began attending IGHR as the best and most efficient way of helping her library’s genealogy patrons. She also realized she needed to learn how to deal with archival collections so went back to school and got a Specialist in Library and Information Science (SLIS) degree focused on Archives and Manuscripts. In 2012, she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Georgia Archivists due to her advocacy for genealogical and historical collections and her time spent teaching other professionals how to work with genealogists and family historians.
Laura presents to local societies and teaches classes on genealogy and library resources in OLLI at UGA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia). She loves to learn new things and to teach others new things, so found working in libraries the best job in the world. Now retired from the library, Laura enjoys sharing her knowledge of resources and how to use them with anyone who will listen.