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Pffft, Who Needs The Library?

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
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“Pffft, Who Needs The Library? I Can Access This Free Digital Genealogical Book From Home!”


Description: During these trying times, you, the intrepid genealogist, might just not feel up for venturing out of your home to continue the adventure of piecing together your family’s history. Good news! Many genealogical books exist online! And they’re free! Learn how to locate and freely access such books that may contain information about your family over the Internet. Also, for those moments when you do want to visit a library in person, learn tips on how to identify and locate family history books through online catalogs. Instructions on how to make Interlibrary Loan requests for genealogical materials through your local Fairfax County Public Library branch will also be reviewed.


Bio: Chris Barbuschak, a Fairfax County native, is an archivist/librarian in Fairfax County Public Library’s Virginia Room. He gets paid to do what he loves: making Northern Virginia historical records and photographs publicly accessible and assisting researchers with their historical and genealogical quests. A graduate in history from Loyola University Chicago, he received his MLIS from Dominican University. He previously worked for the Chicago Tribune as a photo archivist and for the Chicago Public Library system. 

Fairfax Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 2290

Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290