Genealogy: Organize your research #10— Planning to visit the library or archive

Genealogy: Organize your research #10— Planning to visit the library or archiveBy Barry J. Ewell

Check to see if the library has a website. Most library websites provide the basic information associated with hours of operation.

Larger libraries, like the Library of Virginia, and state or country archives have an online catalog. Search the catalog before you go. I have usually been able to locate specific books, microfilm, papers, photographs, and so on that will be available for my specific research. Make sure you print out the details from your catalog search. Continue reading