Monday, June 9, 2014

ArchiveGrid - Resource for Greek Genealogy Research



ArchiveGrid could be a very interesting resource for our Greek genealogy research.  I did a preliminary search on the term "Greek-American" which resulted in 153 different archives.  

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ArchiveGrid is a collection of over three million archival material descriptions, including MARC records from WorldCat and finding aids harvested from the web. It's supported by OCLC Research as the basis for our experimentation and testing in text mining, data analysis, and discovery system applications and interfaces. Archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives are represented in ArchiveGrid.
ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, making information available about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials. It also provides contact information for the institutions where the collections are kept.
ArchiveGrid data is primarily focused on archival material descriptions for institutions in the United States but now also includes information about collections in Australia. This reflects the contribution patterns for descriptions of materials under archival control in WorldCat, which make up the majority of descriptions in ArchiveGrid. We may extend ArchiveGrid beyond its current scope if it is necessary to support OCLC Research experimental objectives.

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