SLIG: Day Four

by Linda Okazaki

Day four of SLIG; I’m energized and eager. Though I’ve used FamilySearch and NARA websites extensively over the years, this course has given me a deeper understanding of archival access. The attendees generally are focused on early American records but I have been able to apply my new-found knowledge to Japanese American data. Now that I can search the Library of Congress website with confidence, I’ve been able to discover a wealth of information related to the pre-WWI history of Japanese in the United States. Of course, I can also apply these new skills to my colonial ancestors. Today the instructors will continue the discussion of maps, newspapers, regional NARA centers and land records. I can hardly wait!