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Digging in the Digital Archive: Discovering Your Family's History in Digital Collections
Saturday, November 14
Digging in the Digital Archive: Discovering Your Family's History in Digital Collections  (Monthly Program)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Online (links coming soon)
This talk will start at 10:30 am Eastern Time.
 
Please join us as Kristin Britanik presents a how-to guide for finding online sources outside of the major genealogy websites for Western Pennsylvania and beyond. It will give an overview of discovering free digital collections relevant to your research and tips and tricks for getting the most of these sites. It includes an introduction to the various digital collections available, the sources contained within, strategies for discovery, and finally, case studies that demonstrate the power of using digital collections to enhance family history research.
 
Kristin is a professional genealogist and owner of Deep Genealogical Services based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She previously worked in archival digitization within the University of Pittsburgh's Archives & Special Collections, coordinating digital collections sites, including the Historic Pittsburgh project. She was also the digitization program manager at The Andy Warhol Museum. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Kristin worked as a researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in the Research Services department and as an archival digitization specialist for Ancestry.com