Meeting “Check it Out: Using Public Libraries for Genealogy” with Carol Stetser

Most genealogists assume, if they don’t live in the area that their ancestors did, their local public library will be of little use to their research.  Like many assumptions, this one is flawed. This presentation will focus primarily on the genealogical resources available at the Loveland and Poudre River Public Libraries – particularly those resources that will be of use to all genealogists – not just those whose ancestors lived in Larimer County. Local libraries often subscribe to databases not available or too pricey for individuals, teach classes on using various types of software, sponsor one-on-one help for genealogists and, of course, contain helpful books and periodicals. The vast majority of these resources are not specific to the local area and are underutilized by genealogists.


Carol Stetser


Carol is an avid genealogist who has served in various capacities for the Larimer County Genealogical Society. In addition to researching her own family, Carol volunteers as the researcher for LCGS and volunteers online to help out-of-area researchers find records for their families. She also gives presentations on various aspects of genealogical research. She has written “how-to” articles for “Fifty Plus Marketplace” newsletter. Carol participated in a series of genealogy television programs for Larimer County Genealogical Society. In addition, Carol is the secretary for the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado and has been active in a cemetery program for Friday’s Council Tree Chapter, NSDAR.


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