Libraries, Archives & Museums Showcase

Our virtual Libraries, Archives and Museums Showcase took place on Friday, April 16 and Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Our attendees were able to enjoy chatting virtually with the exhibitors shown below. We’re looking forward to in-person meetings again at our 2023 conference!

Schedule for Friday, April 16:
Opens at 8 am, closes at 10 pm.

THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY            Worcester, MA                  Chat   10 to 1  
A national research library of American history and culture through 1876. Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century.

DYER MEMORIAL LIBRARY & ARCHIVES             Abington, MA               Chat  11 to 2:30  
The Dyer has a renowned collection of genealogy notes, pedigree charts, and family histories with a particular focus on the towns of Abington, Rockland, and Whitman, MA. Dyer's materials from the 18th C. to the present preserve evidence (often unique and unpublished) of human activity and achievement that forms a basis for the study of political, social, economic, and cultural history.  The collections range in size from a single letter, receipt, or diary to boxes of institutional records. They can contain financial records, prescriptions, maps, memberships, military records, memorabilia, photographs, and much, much more. 

THE ISRAEL GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (IGRA)      Israel         Chat 9-10, 12-1, 3-4
The largest genealogy society in Israel. We are constantly striving to be among the most technologically advanced genealogy organizations. We work with dozens of archives to make records available online, from where we’ve added over 1.8 million records to our database. We are focused on genealogy — helping people with their family research and making available to the public a wide variety of material from the Ottoman period through the early years of Israeli Statehood, as well as additional documents about Jews from the Diaspora which are located in Israel. We work with people from many nationalities and provide resources for countries all around the world. 

The largest free-standing, public genealogy library in the United States. The scope of genealogy collection covers the entire U.S. as well as some international resources. Free and open to the public. 
THE ROCHESTER GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY                                    Rochester, New York
The Society welcomes all who are interested in genealogy to join the group. Of course, many of the members are from Rochester and Western NY, but we have taken several hundred thousand local records and digitized and indexed them for our two free websites, and for the NY Heritage website. See our Church Records Preservation project, and the Rochester Churches Indexing Project, as well as our Facebook group!

SUTRO LIBRARY, CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY                          San Francisco, California
Sutro Library has one of the largest genealogy collections west of Salt Lake City. More often than not, Sutro Library is the only Library in California to have a specific title, especially if it's a family history -- the genealogy collection is truly a special collection at Sutro Library! Learn more on our website.

WINDSOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY         Windsor, Connecticut            Chat   10 to 12, 1 to 3
Windsor Historical Society’s research library houses extensive historical resources relating to the town of Windsor and its people, as well as materials that explore topics of local and regional interest.  Highlights include thousands of historic photographs, 17th- to 20th-centruy primary documents, (many indexed by date and family name), more than 350 published genealogies of Windsor families, copies of local cemetery records and vital records, regional and state histories, town reports, local newspapers, school yearbooks, city directories and maps.