The screencast video provides an overview on how to use one of the more popular genealogy resource tools. It is an electronic database titled “America’s Obituaries and Death Notices”. The database is available within our library as well as available at home to Schaumburg Township District Library cardholders.
For those readers that are not our library’s cardholders, you can always use the database in our library. You are always welcome at our library!
For non-STDL cardholders, check with your local public library that issued you your library card. It is very likely they have this electronic database in their collection for you to access at home. It is readily available through many public libraries. Just check with them for details on what it takes for you to access it. It should be as simple as having a current valid library card from them, accessing their website, finding the database online and then entering in your library card number and PIN number.
The screencast runs about 28 minutes. In it, I take the researcher through the steps to help them input search terms among the various fields that can be used to get the best results. The researcher should also be aware and see how I use wildcard searching and other capabilities of using the database.
I also make them aware of all that the database has to offer, including the very important “Help” section and “Tutorial” section that far too many researchers do not seem to explore.
You can view this tutorial right here:
Please feel free to add any comments to the YouTube video. Comments are the vehicle by which I will know how “good”, “bad” or “indifferent” my first attempt at screencasting was. Comments will also help me make better screencasts on genealogical topics that will help you in your research.
Thanks for viewing.
I hope to create more screencasts to help you in your genealogy research in the future.
Take a try at using “America’s Obituaries and Death Notices” electronic database through our library. I feel confident you will now know more about the database and how to better use it to produce better results for yourself with your genealogy searches.
Schaumburg Township District Library