Using the National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection

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FamilySearch offers this informative free online video presentation explaining how anyone can use their local library’s inter-library loan service or use the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah to access the holdings of the National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection.

This is a 31 minute video presentation given by Ruth Ann Hager (CG, CGL), who works as a reference specialist at the St. Louis County Special Collections Library. This library is the home of the National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection.

This video presentation provides information about the following:

  • Background information about the library and what it has to offer.
  • How to request something from the NGS Book Loan Collection
  • How you can visit the library and see things first hand.
  • How you can donate materials to the library

This video presentation is available online by visiting FamilySearch.org. It is classified for someone with intermediate genealogical research experience and is available in English.

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