RE: What is OCLC & How can it help Genealogists?
[Note: this just in from OCLC Product Manager, Deb Bendig. All inquires should be addressed to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org THANK-YOU Deb for continuing the discussion. ]
You may find this web site useful: <http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/genealogy/default.htm.> This includes a description of how OCLC's WorldCat database can help in your research, and a tutorial on how to use it for genealogical research.
In addition, much of the WorldCat catalog is also available through search engines such as Google and Yahoo!. See <http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/open/default.htm> for more information.
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