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February 2004

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

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Posted by VKN on 2/03/04 at 5:56 pm EST

News from Godfrey.org

Make the Card Catalog Work for You!

The Godfrey Memorial Library spends a lot of time adding information directly into our online card catalog. In fact we add, on average, more than 800 items per week.

Yes, you can find our books in the catalog (we have 20% of our book collection cataloged in our online catalog) but more importantly we are adding extra cataloging records, called “analytics” to our catalog. These analytics help you to locate genealogical data inside those books as well.

For example, we have many county histories in our collection. These are often multivolume works that include a volume of just biographical sketches. When we catalog these books we ALSO catalog every biographical sketch in the volumes. We have been adding thousands of these biographical index records and now have well over 10,000 of them in our online catalog.

You simply type in the name of the person/family that you are researching and quickly locate not only the published genealogies in our collection but also the biographical sketches of family members that have appeared in dozens of local histories and other resources in our library.

Please try it out.

Let us know if you have a book that you would like us to index in our online card catalog and we’ll move it to the head of the list.

You are welcome to search the online card catalog here in the library or from home.

Our online library catalog is found at the top/center of our homepage:

Thomas Jay Kemp
Godfrey Memorial Library
134 Newfield Street
Middletown, CT 06457-2534

Tel: 860.346.4375
FAX: 860.347.9874

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Posted by VKN on 2/03/04 at 5:07 pm EST

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