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Thanks for the information. When life settles down I'll have to check on it.

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I too look forward to l checking it out...

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Thank you for the info on worldcat never heard of it before

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Thank you a million times over, someone in my family side of the family wrote a book about the
Bowens of Middle Tennessee but that was in the mid 50's....


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Thanks so much for this info. I can't wait to check it out.

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Starting out in genealogy, I set out to learn more about my great grandmother Esther Richardson and the Richardson family of Pittsylvania County, VA. I was new to genealogy and loving every minute of the search for records. I also enjoyed connecting to other Richardson researchers. (I am so appreciative of their help!)

One query into a Richardson forum returned an intriguing response. My Richardson family history was documented in a printed family history book titled The Collie Family of Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Their Scottish Origins, Relatives, and Descendants : Including Connecting Families of Cornwell, Jennings, and Richardson by Betty Cox Collie and Robert E. King.

Unfortunately, the book was out of print and I was unable to obtain a copy.

But I wasn’t done!

Off to WorldCat I went……

What is WorldCat?

WorldCat is essentially the world’s biggest card catalog for books, articles, etc. Using WorldCat a genealogy researcher is able to search libraries around the world for family history resources to advance your research.

Using the Collie/Richardson family book above as an example, let’s take a closer look at how to perform a search using WorldCat.

1.On the WorldCat homepage, type the title of the book in the search bar.

You can type in a partial title or even just general search terms here. Not knowing the title of the book, I could have typed in “Collie Family Pittsylvania County VA” or some variation.



2.The Results

Two results came back with the second result being the book I was searching.



Clicking on the result reveals the entry page for the book:



3.Scroll down the page to the “Find a copy in the library” section.



A list of libraries or repositories appears with the closest to your location at the top. If one of these libraries is close enough, a road trip is in order. Often the closest library is still too far away to make a trip, but you still have options.

4.Inter-library Loan

If you are unable to travel to a book’s repository, contact your local city or county library and pursue an inter-library loan for the book you need. (You do have your library card, right?) I have done this frequently with fabulous results.

5.Continuing Your Genealogy Search

Take your genealogy research a bit further by continuing down to the “Similar Items” section.



Here you will find related subjects to search. Some you may be familiar with, but others you may not. This is a great place to expand your research possibilities.

How To Use WorldCat For Your Genealogy Research

WorldCat is a powerful tool to have in your genealogy toolbox! Spend time exploring what it has to offer.

Starting out in genealogy, I set out to learn more about my great grandmother Esther Richardson and the Richardson family of Pittsylvania County, VA. I was new to genealogy and loving every minute of the search for records. I also enjoyed connecting to other Richardson researchers. (I am so appreciative of their help!)

One query into a Richardson forum returned an intriguing response. My Richardson family history was documented in a printed family history book titled The Collie Family of Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Their Scottish Origins, Relatives, and Descendants : Including Connecting Families of Cornwell, Jennings, and Richardson by Betty Cox Collie and Robert E. King.

Unfortunately, the book was out of print and I was unable to obtain a copy.

But I wasn’t done!

Off to WorldCat I went……

What is WorldCat?
WorldCat is essentially the world’s biggest card catalog for books, articles, etc. Using WorldCat a genealogy researcher is able to search libraries around the world for family history resources to advance your research.

Using the Collie/Richardson family book above as an example, let’s take a closer look at how to perform a search using WorldCat.

1.On the WorldCat homepage, type the title of the book in the search bar.

You can type in a partial title or even just general search terms here. Not knowing the title of the book, I could have typed in “Collie Family Pittsylvania County VA” or some variation.

2.The Results

Two results came back with the second result being the book I was searching.

Clicking on the result reveals the entry page for the book:

I’ve found the right book….now how could I get my hands on a copy?

3.Scroll down the page to the “Find a copy in the library” section.

A list of libraries or repositories appears with the closest to your location at the top. If one of these libraries is close enough, a road trip is in order. Often the closest library is still too far away to make a trip, but you still have options.

4.Inter-library Loan
If you are unable to travel to a book’s repository, contact your local city or county library and pursue an inter-library loan for the book you need. (You do have your library card, right?) I have done this frequently with fabulous results.

5.Continuing Your Genealogy Search
Take your genealogy research a bit further by continuing down to the “Similar Items” section.

Here you will find related subjects to search. Some you may be familiar with, but others you may not. This is a great place to expand your research possibilities.

Other Types of Information Searches Useful on WorldCat
In our example above, we looked at a specific book. Using more general terms, you can explore WorldCat for books and other material on:

Local area histories
Specific family histories
Records to Southern Plantations
Religious records in a region (Ex. Methodist records in Pennsylvania)
Tip: Your local librarian can assist you in searching WorldCat.

Your Take Away
WorldCat is a powerful tool to have in your genealogy toolbox! Spend time exploring what it has to offer. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different types of searches.


http://lisalisson.com/2017/10/30/how-to-
use-worldcat-for-genealogy-research/



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