Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He earned an MBA from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of MA at Amherst. Mike was featured on the TV series "Who Do You Think You Are?" and the Irish TV series "Dead Money," a genealogy show about heir searchers. He was also hired to conduct resesarch for Ancestry.com and several historical authors. His program today is called "Electronic Databases for Genealogy: Ancestry.com" and there is no sign-up required.
Ancestry Library Edition is the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It's an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone - whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian - inside the more than 7,000 available databases and billioins of records. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Come explore records in this lecture, with examples from both famous historic figures and common folk! Your host for this evening's program will be Tech Specialist Librarian Chris Callaghan.