How’d You Find That?!? Tips for Locating Obscure or Hidden Records

Obscure and hidden records are “out there” that can solve tough problems. How do you find them? Hear tips and methods for finding these records.

In this lecture we will take a survey of possible obscure record examples and talk about miscellaneous loose papers and manuscript collections as well as published sources. Local Historical and Genealogical Society Archives can be treasure troves for finding these hidden gems. Another great source for “hidden” records are university and college archives. We will look at ways to find and access those collections.

Time will be spent locating items in digital books including Google Books, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and others, to discover ancestors in digitized collections and reveal previously unknown details.

WorldCat & ArchiveGrid will be demonstrated as well.