Posted by: wadahp | September 21, 2010

THE BASICS OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH – FREE WORKSHOP!

As part of Archives Month 2010

the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Washington State Archives, and the Heritage Resource Center, (WSHS)

PRESENT

A FREE WORKSHOP:

The Basics of Historical Research

A PRACTICAL, THREE-HOUR OVERVIEW FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, LOCAL HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS AND FAMILY RESEARCHERS

 

You want to do historical research, but you’re not a trained historian.
Where do you start?
What types of research sources should you be using?
Where do you find them?
How do you use the information that these sources provide?

Saturday, October 30

 

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Washington State Archives,

Puget Sound Branch

In Bellevue

Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible

 

The Basics of Historical Research is for teachers, students, beginning genealogists, and others interested in exploring the past. You’ll get practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic for a museum exhibit, class project, community celebration, curriculum enrichment, research article, History Day, a classroom based assessment (CBA), or personal historical interest. The class will cover:

What primary sources are–and aren’t.

What historical sources are–and how to use them.

How to use the library system.

How to use archival collections.

How to find and use reliable online resources.

How to properly cite your sources.

How to use information from different sources.

Instructors:

Carol Lo, Seattle Public Library
Michael S. Saunders, Washington State Archives, Regional Archivist
Greg Lange, Puget Sound Regional Archives Reference Specialist

 

To Register, telephone, email or fax your information to:
Mark Vessey
Heritage Resource Center
Phone: 360-586-0219
Fax: 360-586-8322
email: mvessey@wshs.wa.gov

Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. Directions and parking information will be provided upon registration.

 

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Responses

  1. I can see NO way to find out where, physically, this event is held at.
    Even clicking register I don’t see anything.

    I am registered and I’d like to know where to go tomorrow.

    Guess all was for naught?

    Ralph Smith
    425 486-0572

    • I’m sorry, Ralph – this is not our event and no one monitors our blog Friday-Sunday. I hope that you were able to find the location for the workshop from the Washington State Historical Society!


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