Genealogy columnist, Julie Miller from Colorado's Daily Camera, allays fears and provides strategies for people who are interested in researching their past.
Miller writes, "Many people are intimidated by libraries, especially by archives and specialty libraries such as those at historical societies. This fear can be reduced with a little bit of preparation and education.
Be prepared. Before visiting a library, visit the library Web site for location, hours, policies and procedures. Knowing this information ahead can reduce the anxiety. Use the online catalog to determine the materials you want to use while visiting. Make a list of the materials you want to use, including the call numbers. Also have a list of names, dates and places you want to research."
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