International Genealogy and Local History: Papers presented by Hedegaard, Ruth

By Hedegaard, Ruth

This ebook includes the papers introduced at periods organised by way of the family tree and native heritage part on the annual meetings of the overseas Federation of Library institutions and associations (IFLA) among 2001 and 2005; lots of those are up-to-date models of the unique shows. The authors, all specialists of their personal fields, handle these engaged in providing family tree and native heritage providers in libraries, records and museums internationally.

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The aim will be to exhibit interesting but not necessarily glamorous items as exemplars of collections. The first theme chosen for the interpretation area is ‘Migration’, which will illustrate in a fairly modest way themes in the experience of Welsh people migrating from Wales and others migrating to Wales from different countries. Such a display with its overtones of family history and people movement 30 Wales to the World, the World to Wales will afford an opportunity to advertise the Library’s potential as a genealogical centre as well as the attractiveness of family history research to visitors from Wales and elsewhere.

The local archives’ joint system ARKIBAS dates back to 1988 and is a program developed in co-operation between archivists and system developers, being especially designed for the needs of the local archives. The program is able to handle material from the first contact at the point of delivery until the material is completely packaged and registered on the storage shelves. It is possible to scan pictures and thereby see a copy of the photo simultaneously with the record. The program is able to handle the many different material categories with their different ways of being recorded.

Street indexes have been created in-house for some of the census returns. Before 1858 wills were proved in the Welsh ecclesiastical courts, and the Library holds the original wills, currently being digitised. Indexes to other information sources include the General Register Office index to births, marriages and deaths from 1837 to 1998 and the 1988 edition of the International Genealogical Index prepared by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There are some distinctive Welsh sources, including the St Asaph Notitiae, census-like returns for the diocese of St Asaph in north-east Wales for the years 1681 to 1687, an unusual source which has recently been made available on the Library’s website.

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