Re: How to Do Research on the Internet - Wallace B. Cooley
Subject: Re: How to Do Research on the Internet
From: Wallace B. Cooley
Date: May 02, 1999

John,
Please put a set of "How to Do Research on the Internet" for me.
Thanks,
Diane Kerr Cooley
Youngsville, NC

[email protected] wrote:

 About 3 years ago, when I and others were creating The USGenWeb Project, I
> put together a set of lessons entitled:
>
> How to Do Research on the Internet:
>
> These lessons were subsequently offered by subscription and I used them as a
> basis for a couple of college course I taught.
>
> I have recently reworked the lessons and updated the links, and am offering
> the complete 12 lesson set on CD-ROM for $12.00.  This new edition is
> designed for you to use on your computer and to work at your own pace, or
> reference the parts that are important to your current research needs.
>
> Here's an overview of the lessons:
>
> LESSON 1: Getting Started:  The Family Group Sheet -  Personal Interviews  -
>    Interview Pointers - Family Traditions  -  Keeping Your Records - The
> Notebook          The File
>
>      Starting Points - Identify What You Know - Decide What You Want to Learn
>          Select a Record to Search  - Obtain and Search the Record -
> Evaluate, Copy and Use The Record
>
>      Family Records - Bible Records - Photographs -  Momentos  -  Awards and
> Citations -  Yearbooks - Church and other Organization Affiliations - family
> migrations in the past 50 - 100 years.
>
>      Citing your Work
>
> LESSON 2: Local Resources:  Visit the local public library, college library
> and possibly the state archives.  Learn the organization of the library, its
> services, and its access or retrieval tools.  Identify and locate resources
> in the syllabus for finding sought after information:  reference works,
> journals, newspapers and any specialized guides, etc.
>
> LESSON 3: Remote Access to Archives and Libraries:  efficient searching using
> Catalogs via the Web and Telnet, and obtaining materials through Inter
> Library Loan.  Select and use appropriate information retrieval tools to
> identify and obtain potentially useful documents, books, articles and other
> information sources.
>
> LESSON 4:Select and use appropriate information retrieval tools to identify
> and obtain potentially useful documents, books, articles or other information
> sources.  Lesson 4 focuses on learning how to identify, find and obtain
> appropriate information sources based on what you have learned.  You  will
> learn to interpret bibliographic citations, use compiled works, and how to
> locate and retrieve desired items.
>
> LESSON 5: The Web Pathfinder: Distilling Knowledge From a Sea of Information:
>  Armed with Web indexes and hierarchial lists -- the FINDING TOOLS for the
> INTERNET -- this lesson will help you meet and confront the complex
> information challenge of using the Internet for genealogy and history
> research.  Its purpose is to help you improve your performance in using the
> Web to develop a Web search plan or discovery map of resources to be
> accessed, as well as, potential offline resources.
>
> LESSON 6: Digital Bibliographies:  Generating and Formatting Bibliographic
> Citations: The purpose of this lesson is to cover the finer points of
> creating a digital bibliography of sources consulted which provide the
> evidence documenting specific data in your family history.
>
> LESSON 7. Information on researching the following 4 types of records via the
> internet:       Cemeteries  - Census Records  - Church Records -  Other
> Organizations
>
> LESSON 8. Information on researching the following 4 types of records via the
> internet:      Court Records  - Vital Records  - Voting Records - Obituaries
>
> LESSON 9. Information on researching the following 4 types of records via the
> internet:     Emigration and Immigration  -    Migration Patterns  - Social
> Forces      War Records
>
> LESSON 10. Information on researching the following 4 types of records via
> the internet:     Family Histories -  Genealogies - Manuscripts - GEDCOM Files
>
> LESSON 11. Information on researching the following 3 types of records via
> the internet:     History (County, Territorial, State, US, Timeline)   -
> Biography  -    Newspaper Accounts
>
> LESSON 12. Information on researching the following 4 types of records via
> the internet:     Land - Property -  Maps  - Gazeteers
>
> If you're interested in a copy of this CD-ROM, drop me a note and I will put
> one back for you.
>
> John Rigdon
> Eastern Digital Resources
> PO Box 1451
> Clearwater, SC  29822-1451
> (803) 593-0870
>
> 
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