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RootsMOOC, videos by module

Introduction | Module 1 | Module 2 | Module 3 | Module 4

The Government and Heritage Library teamed up with the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University for RootsMOOC, a massive open online course on starting genealogical research. Below are the videos used in the course.


Module 4: Online Sources and Strategies

Recommended resources


Visiting the experts

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North Carolina Digital Collections
Digital Public Library of America


Online Resources Tutorials

North Carolina Digital Collections

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NC Digital Collections
Advanced Keyword Search Tips - National Archives


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Example Google Search for "John Smith" on the NC Digital Collections website


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Digital Public Library of America

This video was produced by the Digital Public Library of America and is used here under the CC NC-BY license. (Links to an external site.)



Mountain West Digital Library tutorial on how to search the Digital Public Library of America

This video was created by Rebekah Cummings at the Mountain West Digital Library. (Links to an external site.)



This video was produced by Linda W. Braun for School Library Journal and is used here under the license outlined in the Vimeo Terms of Service. (Links to an external site.)


Module 4 Quiz