RINCs that go Reference

I don’t see nearly as many RINCs as my colleagues in Collection Development, but almost every genealogy or local history request ends up on my virtual plate.  This just a gentle reminder to check our E-resources (AncestryLibrary and HeritageQuest) as part of the RINC verification process and to make that little tic mark on the RINC to let us know that you checked.  It’s always better to be able to serve our customers at the point of need and not 8-10 weeks later.

So, how do you know that something could be genealogy or local history?  Watch for these buzz words in the titles:

  • Family history
  • County (city, community, etc.) history
  • Cemetery
  • Records
  • Census
  • Vital records–birth, marriage, death
  • Lists
It will never be perfect and there’s always a title that surprises us when it’s local history.  Just give it your best shot!

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