Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Genealogy Help Avaliable at the Largo Public Library

Most of you are already familiar with the personal genealogy assistance you can get at the Genealogy Center at the Largo Public Library. But we have had a number of new members join the PGS recently who may not be familiar with the service, so I want to take some space to describe it here.

Volunteers, called genealogy consultants, are available at the Genealogy Center generally from about 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday through Wednesday. Some volunteers are there on Saturday also, but not as consistently. It is a good idea to give a call before you make the trip to ensure help is available.

Consultants will be able to assist you in using the computers to get access to (free if you use it from the library) as well as other library databases, using the new micro-form readers, finding print or microform resources, etc. They can even help you do the actual research if you get stuck.

This service is a very important part of our volunteer program, and those that participate in it are excited about providing assistance where they can.

If you have not spent any time at the Genealogy Center, be sure and drop by to check out the largest genealogy collection in the county, and one of the best in the whole region. And if you are just getting started or otherwise need assistance, avail yourself of the consultants waiting to help you.

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