Over 30 people attended the New Mexico Genealogical Society's May 17th workshop "How to Do Research at the Special Collections Library." The workshop took place at the Albuquerque Special Collections Library. Attendees include people just beginning their research to seasoned researchers who have hit brick walls and cannot find further information about their ancestors.
Nancy Anderson, Jeannette Gallegos and I served as workshop facilitators. We broke up into three groups. The groups searched computer and Internet databases, looked at books and microfilm, and took a tour of the library. Newcomers also took a short workshop on how to begin genealogical research. The workshop ended around 1 PM; however, many people continued doing research long afterwards. Library staff and volunteers helped them with their research.
We hope to do similar workshops in the future. If you have any ideas for workshops or programs, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment to this blog.