Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, June 20, 2012
CONTACT:  Angela Fisher Hall
Associate Director
Birmingham Public Library 
Phone: (205) 226-3614

Researching your Family’s Roots
Family History Resources on the Internet

Birmingham, Alabama—Frazine Taylor returns to the Birmingham Public Library to present a workshop on using the Internet to find family history resources. Taylor is the retired Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History with over twenty years of experience as a librarian, archivist, lecturer, and writer.  She is the author of Researching African American Geneaology in Alabama:  A Resource Guide. One among Taylor’s many honors is working on Tom Joyner’s and Linda Johnson Rice’s segments in the PBS series, African American Lives 2. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2012 in the Central Library’s Richard Arrington Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

This workshop focuses on the Internet as a tool or research technique that could save any researcher time, or prevent wasted efforts when searching the World Wide Web.  It will cover the following areas:

• Introduction to several search engines with uses for family history;
• How to use search operators to fine tune search results;
• How to use social media for family history; and
• Other aspects of online sources for family research.

This workshop does not require registration.  Contact the Library’s Southern History Department by phone at (205) 226-3665 or by e-mail at for more information.

The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment.  This system—with eighteen locations and serving the community for 125 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.  For additional information, visit the website at 
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