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Libraries Online

According to a several-times-repeated blurb in various genealogical society bulletins, the top ten libraries that have their holdings posted online are:

1. Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; http://www.acpl.lib.in.us

2. Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston, Texas: http://www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton

3. Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas: http://www.dallaslibrary.org

4. Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado: http://www.denver.lib.co.us

5. Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan: http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us/burton

6. Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California: http://www.lapl.org

7. Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri: http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us

8. New York Public Library, New York City: http://www.nypl.org

9. Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Ohio: http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org

10. Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama: http://www.bham.lib.al.us

Why should you care? Well, if you are looking for a specific family history (written in 1902 by great-great-uncle Herbert and only ten copies printed) it’s super great to have more places to check to see if a copy ended up in that library. Part One is locating the copy; part two is gaining access to the copy, but you gotta find it first. Have fun checking these out.

(from genealogyblog.com)

Black Communities in Baltimore County

Sunday, February 13, 2005, 2pm
535 Hampton Lane in Towson, Maryland
With its large enslaved population, Hampton was one of the largest black communities in Baltimore County. Find out about other lesser known historic black communities with Mr. Louis Diggs at Hampton. Using a selection from his collection of 8,000 photographs of African American life, Mr. Diggs will explore how these communities came into existence. Seating for this free one-hour program, funded through the Maryland Humanities Council, will be on a first come, first served basis, with no reservations accepted. Sign language interpretation is available with two week notice, please contact the park at (410)823-1309. Hampton National Historic Site hosts a series of free family events on the second Sunday of each month. For a complete list of Hampton’s upcoming programs or directions, check out the park website at
http://www.nps.gov/hamp or call (410)823-1309

The African American Migration Experience

Presented by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black Newspapers to be Digitized

Read the full article here