THE BASICS OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH – A FREE WORKSHOP FOR ARCHIVES MONTH

As a part of Archives Month 2012,

the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board,
Washington State Archives, and the
Washington State Historical Society

P R E S E N T 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 20: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Washington State Archives, Northwest Branch
& The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies In Bellingham

Saturday, October 27: 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. This 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.

To Register, telephone, or e-mail your information to:

Mark Vessey
Heritage Resource Center
Phone: 360-586-0219
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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