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April 2010
Volume 2, Issue 4

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota
throughout 2010

School Library Month
April 1-30, 2010

SD School Library Survey
April 1- May 31, 2010

National Library Week
April 11-17, 2010

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
April 30, 2010

Children's Book Week
May 10-16, 2010

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Learning Express helps improve lives

Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting April Online Learning Opportunities

Continuing Education Opportunities

Communities Thrive @ your Library ®

Communities Thrive @ your Library
Celebrate National Library Week
April 11-17, 2010


Who do you think you are?

Find out in South Dakota State Library’s AncestryLibrary Online

Searching the family tree has become major entertainment, with Martha Stewart’s January segment “Tracing Your Family History” and NBC’s new seven-episode Friday night reality show “Who Do You Think You Are?”. Both programs feature’s powerful abilities as a genealogy resource if you pay for the service. South Dakota citizens have an added advantage—the SDSL provides AncestryLibrary to SD schools and libraries, so they don’t have to subscribe, they can go to the library to research their family history.

AncestryLibrary, a subscription library edition of, contains U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 through 1930, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, the family history library and more. Printable family tree charts and other forms help you fill in the blanks of your heritage.

Access to AncestryLibrary, available only in libraries and schools due to licensing restrictions, is available from the South Dakota State Library Web site Under “Online Resources,” click on “For Library and School Users” for the alphabetical list of electronic resource titles.

To learn more about AncestryLibrary,

If you have questions, contact Julie Erickson, email, or Jane Healy, email, 1-800-423-6665.

Note: Librarians are welcome to submit this article to their local newspapers if they like.


genealogy, history, National Library Week




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