Friday, January 27, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 4- Free Offline Tools

Free OFFLINE Genealogy Tools: For which free offline genealogy tool are you most grateful? How did you find this tool and how has it benefitted your genealogy? Describe to others how to access this tool and spread the genealogy love.

My favorite offline tools are libraries.  The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) has a fantastic collection housed in the Pleasanton Library.  A L-AGS docent is on duty at the library on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to help with research and the collection.

My local library has a nice collection of general genealogy books as well as a great atmosphere to work in.  

And then the California GenealogicalSociety’s library is amazing.  Great atmosphere to work in, great collections, and great staff.

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.


  1. The California Genealogical Society library is on my list of places to visit. Someday, someday...

  2. Amy, when you do visit, let me know!