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From: "Laura Shields" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] Doing research in lower delmarva from a distance
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 12:13:06 -0500
A Midwestern research favorite of mine is Newberry Library in Chicago. They
are a non-lending library, but are now converting to an online catalogue and
WorldCat so you can go there with list-in-hand and have books pulled to use
Apparently will always have things such as index family cards, maps, etc
which won't be on WorldCat, so be sure to check their other holdings.
Completely free, just have to register for a User's Card there which is good
for a year..
A great setting across from "Bughouse Square" where soap-box orators ranted
and raved "back in the day", and lots of nearby places to take a break from
your scholarly labors.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Therkelsen" <>
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 12:33 PM
Subject: [LDR] Doing research in lower delmarva from a distance
> Just a comment for those of us at times struggling to do research in lower
delmarva from a distant location:
> be sure to check out all the links everywhere to and at all the wonderful
sites available. There are an astonishing number of databases online. And
both Delaware and Maryland archives will mail specific records. But, also,
write down names of books, abstracts, transcriptions, etc. as you go or as
you see them mentioned on the list. Look through the LDS catalog. They
have lots of original records on microfilm. Even if you can't get some of
the books of abstracts and transcriptions they have in the library in Salt
Lake because they haven't been filmed, again, you can write down titles
(actually, I copy and paste into computer files).
> It seems like very few of these are available through Interlibrary Loan,
as genealogy books. But a few may be, worth a try on some. Try looking
through World Cat to see if there is a place where you can find a lot of the
books where it IS possible for you to go. The Allen County Library, some
libraries in Texas, etc. are places that do have large collections. I think
when you look in World Cat and are going through your local library, it pops
the nearest site where an item is found up to the top of the list. For me,
I found that the Wisconsin Historical Society has a large collection of
Delmarva materials. This is a 4-1/2 hour drive for me, but it isn't really
possible for me to get to the East Coast.
> And of course, there are lots of helpful people here, when you can't
figure out if a type of record exists or not.
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