Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Different Family Tree Video

Bob Cardwell is a reporter for CBS 6 in Eastern Virginia.  He produced a video several months ago full of genealogical information as part of his reporting - you can watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBYIDIAFpkk.

Why should you care about Bob Cardwell's family tree?  Well, the five-minute video is just plain fun to watch - but it points out that you don't have to spend a lot of money on genealogy web-site subscriptions to get the job done.  As I have mentioned on the resources page of this blog, the Charleston County Public Library - including the John's Island Branch - has a full-access subscription to Ancestry.com which you can access at the library for FREE.  And this is true for many local libraries around the country.  In addition, these same libraries have their own, local collections of information and over time, these, too, are becoming digitized and more accessible.  And don't forget the world of actual books - libraries are chock full of good books on genealogy.  And they are free as well!

Have fun at the library!

-- submtted by Denise Doyon

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