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Georgia HomePLACE Survey

SURVEY OF LOCAL HISTORY AND FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES IN GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARIES

SURVEY DATA COMPILATION & INTERPRETATION

ASSEMBLED BY EDWARD A. JOHNSON, HomePLACE DIRECTOR
DECEMBER, 2003

TABLE OF CONTENTS



ABSTRACT

INTERPRETATION OF SURVEY DATA

INTRODUCTION TO THE SURVEY INTERPRETATION

Interpretive chart 1: Types of Materials currently held

Interpretive chart 2: Types of Materials actively collected

Interpretive chart 3: What patrons ask for

Interpretive chart 4: Librarians' highest priorities

COMPILATION OF SURVEY DATA

INTRODUCTION TO THE SURVEY DATA COMPILATION

RESPONDENTS

Data spreadsheet #1: Respondents in order received

Data spreadsheet #2: Respondents sorted alphabetically by library name

CHECKLIST DATA: NON-GOVERNMENTAL RECORDS

Data spreadsheet #3: Letters, memos, correspondence

Data spreadsheet #4: Diaries, journals

Data spreadsheet #5: Newspapers

Data spreadsheet #6: Newspaper indexes

Data spreadsheet #7: Newspaper clippings

Data spreadsheet #8: Other local publications

Data spreadsheet #9: Records of local societies/organizations

Data spreadsheet #10: Business records

Data spreadsheet #11: Church records/histories

Data spreadsheet #12: Family Bibles

Data spreadsheet #13: Cemetery gravestone or plat information

Data spreadsheet #14: Transportation records

Data spreadsheet #15: Industrial records

Data spreadsheet #16: Maps

Data spreadsheet #17: Records of craftsmen, artisans, builders

Data spreadsheet #18: Artworks

Data spreadsheet #19: Local/family histories or ancestry charts

Data spreadsheet #20: Vertical files of local/family history materials

Data spreadsheet #21: Scrapbooks

Data spreadsheet #22: Oral histories

CHECKLIST DATA: GOVERNMENTAL RECORDS

Data spreadsheet #23: Marriages

Data spreadsheet #24: Estate records

Data spreadsheet #25: Deeds

Data spreadsheet #26: Criminal case files

Data spreadsheet #27: Civil case files

Data spreadsheet #28: Property tax digests

Data spreadsheet #29: Voter registration lists

Data spreadsheet #30: Registers of professionals

NARRATIVE DATA

Data spreadsheet #31: Other (for materials not mentioned in checklist section of survey)

Data spreadsheet #32: Items which should have highest priority

Data spreadsheet #33: What library patrons ask for most often

Data spreadsheet #34: How already digitized items are made accessible

Data spreadsheet #35: The unique item (or collection) that you would like to have digitized

Data spreadsheet #36: Nearby historical, genealogical, or similar organizations

Data spreadsheet #37: Other not related to Georgia, but access is important

Data spreadsheet #38: Comments

APPENDIX: Survey form