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May 2012, Volume 4, Issue 5

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2012

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

Children's Book Week
May 7-13

SDLA 2012: Branch Out
May 16

ALA 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 21-26

South Dakota Festival of Books
Sept. 28-30

SDLA 2012
Libraries: Crossroads to Discovery

Oct. 3-5

Ancestry LibraryFeatured e-Resources of the Month
New tools to dig for your roots and grow your family tree

Featured eResources of the Month


New tools to dig for your roots and grow your family tree

Both AncestryLibrary and HeritageQuest have new additions to help you grow your family tree.

The National Archives ( released the 1940 Census on April 2. This website allows searching the entire census by location and enumeration district ( In addition to family information, the 1940 census is of historical interest because it asks about participation in New Deal initiatives, such as the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and employment status, giving an economic picture of the times.

AncestryLibrary is adding the 1940 census to its site with the search features we are used to using. Though it is not complete at the time of this writing, states' information is being completed every day! See more about it by going to > Online Resources > Genealogy > AncestryLibrary (available in the library)>1940 Census.

HeritageQuest has added a Learning Center to help beginning through advanced genealogists become more adept at finding the information they want. The Learning Center includes videos, slides, notes and documents about how to search for specialized information types, such as “County Histories and Your Family” and “Homestead Records.” Go to > Online Resources > Genealogy > HeritageQuest (available in the library or from home). Click a collection and then click “Learning Center” at the top of the page.

These additions will help genealogy and history research blossom at your library.





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