RLP 98: Finding the FOLLOWER Club in Archives with Melissa Barker

Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about finding records for the friends, associates, and neighbors of your ancestors in archives. Melissa Barker, the Archive Lady, teaches us all about archives. Tune in to learn more about different types and levels of archives, what you might find there, and best practices for using them.


What Your Ancestor’s Neighbors Can Tell You – handout by Melissa Barker

RLP 55 – It’s Not All Online: Researching in Archives with Melissa Barker – previous podcast episode with Melsisa

RLP 56 – Researching in Libraries and Archives: The Do’s and Don’ts with Melissa Barker – previous podcast episode with Melsisa

Archive Grid – “ArchiveGrid includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.”

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