January 27, 2021
2525 Rochester Rd
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
About our presenter:
Cranberry Genealogy Club: Digging in the Digital Archive (Virtual)
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Discovering Your Family's History in Digital Collections - This lecture will present a how-to guide for finding online sources outside of the major genealogy websites for Western Pennsylvania and beyond. It will give an overview of discovering free digital collections relevant to your research and tips and tricks for getting the most of these sites. It includes an introduction to the various digital collections available, the sources contained within, strategies for discovery, and finally, case studies that demonstrate the power of using digital collections to enhance family history research.
Kristin Britanik is a professional genealogist and owner of Deep Genealogical Services based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She previously worked in archival digitization within the University of Pittsburgh's Archives & Special Collections, coordinating digital collections sites, including the Historic Pittsburgh project. She was also the digitization program manager at The Andy Warhol Museum. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Kristin worked as a researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in the Research Services department and as an archival digitization specialist for Ancestry.com.