April 2011, Volume 3, Issue 4
Check Your Calendars!!
School Library Month
National Poetry Month
School Library Survey
April 1- May 18
Money Smart Week
South Dakota Library Week
National Library Week
National Preservation Week
El día de los niños / El día de los libros
Children's Day/ Book Day
Children's Book Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Ancestry releases new interface and other genealogy news
Click into AncestryLibrary on April 13 and try its new interface! Designed to make searching more intuitive, the new interface requires Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Firefox. New features include map and location filters on the home page, name filters with Soundex and improved country and state pages.
AncestryLibrary continues to add material. Some of the new collections include the Sears Catalog, 1896-1993; Sweden Church Records, 1500-1937 and several collections about slaves.
HeritageQuest has updated PERSI, the Periodical Source Index. This index of genealogy and local history periodicals now contains over 2.2 million article citations. Thanks to efforts by the American Antiquarian Society, HeritageQuest now contains more than 28,000 full-text local and family history books.
You and your genealogists will appreciate these new support materials:
- Ancestry.com Family History Wiki
- Ancestry.com Blog
- Genealogy News & Notes, quarterly newsletter from ProQuest
Libraries' guides, a video and training schedule are available from library.sd.gov:
Remember that AncestryLibrary is available only within your library or school campus, while HeritageQuest is available directly at the library and school or with a barcode and password at home. Access them from library.sd.gov.