Using DP.LA for Family History Research

Are you a DP.LA user? If not, you should. I find it to be “better than Google” for finding digitized resources owned by libraries, archives, and other similar institutions. In essence, it is like having online card catalogues from hundreds of institutions that I can search for digitized collections and items all at once.

From DP.LA: “The Digital Public Library of America amplifies the value of libraries and cultural organizations as Americans’ most trusted sources of shared knowledge. We do this by collaborating with partners to accelerate innovative tools and ideas that empower and equip libraries to make information more accessible. We work with a national network of partners to make millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all in a one-stop discovery experience.”

To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference of what information to look for, you can download it by clicking on Using DP.LA for Family History Research

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

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