In April, Winterthur Library became an affiliate of FamilySearch, one of the largest online resources for the study of history and genealogy. FamilySearch offers an electronic catalog of its resources that includes entries describing its microfilm holdings, the organization’s acknowledged strength. FamilySearch, and before it the Genealogical Society of Utah, has been active in microfilming since the 1930s, amassing a collection of two and one-half million rolls of film. With the resources of FamilySearch available at Winterthur, library users will have the opportunity to use FamilySearch microfilm onsite instead of having to travel to FamilySearch family history centers.
Library exhibitions include “From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-1940,”running from August 5 to October 19, and “Is Your Future Bright or Black?” from October 21 to January 4, which focuses on fortune telling.