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Internet Genealogy Research Project

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Hello everyone

Researching e-Genealogy

I am conducting a PhD study at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen,
examining Internet family history resources and their users. This will
investigate the users themselves, how users view both e-genealogical
resources and libraries, and how these resources are used within the
research process. An eventual aim of the project is to highlight
methods of promoting the "added value" of UK Local Studies Library
Collections, increasing their visibility to users online. The research
also aims to identify, categorise and examine the available resources:
developing specific evaluative criteria and promoting increased
awareness and understanding within the library community in order to
maintain a quality level of service for genealogical researchers in
libraries.

I am looking for anyone accessing UK information online for their
family history research to complete a 5-minute online survey, available
on the project website:

http://www.researchingegenealogy.co.uk (if not linked, please cut and
paste into your browser)

This is the initital stage of the project, running until mid-April, and
hopes to gather more information about online researchers. The second
stage will involve an in-depth examination of individual search
approaches. ***You are under no obligation to take any further part in
the research.***

I would also be grateful if you could pass this information on to any
potentially interested parties.

Many thanks,

Kate Friday
 

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