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Bibliography

  • Akenson, Donald Harman. Some Family: The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself. Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007. A combination of history, theory, and practice.
     
  • Allen, Desmond Walls and Carolyn Earle Billingsley. Beginner's Guide to Family History Research. 3rd edition. Conway, Arkansas: Research Associates, 1997.
     
  • Allen, Desmond Walls. First Steps in Genealogy: A Beginner's Guide to Researching Your Family History. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1998.
     
  • Ancestry's Red Book, American State, County & Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. 3rd edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 2004.
     
  • Arnold, Jackie Smith. Kinship: It's All Relative, Expanded. 2nd edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.
     
  • Ball, Karen. The People Finder: Reuniting Relatives, Finding Friends. London, UK and Boston, Massachusetts: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2008. Ways to locate public records and to find people through their work, hobbies, and organization memberships.
     
  • Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. County Courthouse Book. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., [periodically revised].
     
  • Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. Directory of Family Associations. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.
     
  • Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. The Genealogist's Address Book. 5th edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005. The 5th edition is also produced as a CD (#7427). "Yellow Pages" for genealogists.
     
  • Billingsley, Carolyn Earle. Communities of Kinship: Antebellum Families and the Settlement of the Cotton Frontier.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004.
     
  • Burke, Deborah M., editor. Cemeteries of the U.S.: A Guide to Contact Information for U.S. Cemeteries and Their Records. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, Inc., 1994.
     
  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Carmack's Guide to Copyright and Contracts: A Primer for Genealogists, Writers and Researchers. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005.
     
  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books, 2005.
     
  • Carmack, Sharon and Erin Nevius. The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists: The Essential Guide to American County and Town Sources. F & W Publications, Incorporated, 2004. Includes a chapter for each state, along with a map of each state showing each county, the year it became a territory and state, a listing of state repositories, a historical overview, a list of record highlights, and a listing of research tips.
     
  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Organizing Your Family History: Efficient & Effective Ways to Gather and Protect Your Genealogical Research. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1999.
     
  • Celebrating the Family -- The MyFamily.com Guide to Understanding Your Family History. By the editors of MyFamily.com. Friedman/Fairfax, 2002. An introduction to nine areas of family history, including photography safeguards and preservation, scrapbooking, interviewing, researching and writing a family history, communicating with family, and planning reunions.
     
  • Clifford, Karen. The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, The Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001. Excellent beginner's guide.
     
  • Colket, Meredith, Jr. and Bridges, Frank E. Guide to Genealogical Records in the National Archives. Washington, D.C., 1964.

  • The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 & Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775. Family tree maker. [Novato, CA]: Brøderbund Software, 1996. With approximately 140,000 names, this work contains the most comprehensive list ever published of the men, women, and children who emigrated from England to America between 1607 and 1776.

  • Crawford-Oppenheimer, Christine. Long Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History from Home. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2000. Ideas on how to access records in areas where researcher does not live.
     
  • Croom, Emily Anne. The Genealogist's Companion & Sourcebook. 2nd edition. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2003. Comprehensively covers records nationwide with research examples and success stories. Focuses on the "whole family" style of genealogical research. The author invites you to explore the variety of valuable sources, from territorial papers and fire insurance maps to records found in archives and law libraries.
     
  • Croom, Emily Anne. Unpuzzling Your Past. 4th edition. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2001.
     
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society. DAR Library Catalog: Volume One, Family Histories and Genealogies. 2d rev. ed. Washington, D.C., 1983. Supplement. 1984. Volume Two, State and Local Histories and Records. 1986. Volume Three, Centennial Supplement: Acquisitions, 1985-1991. 1992. Lists of family histories and genealogies, state and local histories, and published records in the DAR Library through 1991.
     
  • Dollarhide, William and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers. North Salk Lake, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998.
     
  • Dollarhide, William. The Census Book. Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.
     
  • Dollarhide, William. Genealogy Starter Kit. 2nd edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994.
     
  • Dollarhide, William. Managing a Genealogical Project. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999.
     
  • Dollarhide, William. Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815. North Salt Lake, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1997, 2003.
     
  • Drake, Paul. What Did They Mean by That? A Dictionary of Historical Terms for Genealogists. Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2004.
     
  • Eakle, Arlene and Johni Cerny. eds. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984.
     
  • Eichholz, Alice, editor. Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd edition. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004. Description of major record groups for each state with maps and formation of counties.
     
  • Everton, Lee. The Handybook for Genealogists. 10th edition. Draper, Utah: Everton Publishers, 2002. State summaries with addresses for libraries, societies, and archives, with information on research guides, genealogical sources, bibliographies, histories, and formation of counties.
     
  • Filby, P. William. A Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985. List of about 5,000 histories of U.S. counties.
     
  • Filby, P. William, and Mary K. Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of about 5000,000 Passengers Who Came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries. 1st edition. 3 vol. plus annual supplements. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1981.
     
  • Filby, P. William, ed., Passenger and Immigration Lists Bibliography, 1538-1900: Being a Guide to Published Lists of Arrivals in the United States and Canada. Detroit: Gale Research Corp., 1981.
     
  • Fleming, Ann Carter. The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms. Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 2004.
     
  • Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. 3rd edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000. Classic guide.
     
  • Gregory, Winifred, editor. American Newspapers, 1821-1936, and Canada. New York: W.H. Wilson, 1937.
     
  • The Handy Book for Genealogists: United States of America. 10th edition. Draper, Utah: Everton Publishers, Inc., 2002. State summaries with addresses for libraries, societies, and archives, with information on research guides, genealogical sources, bibliographies, histories, and formation of counties.
     
  • Hartley, William G. The Everything Family Tree Book, Finding, Charting, and Preserving Your Family History. Holbrook, Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation.
     
  • Hatcher, Patricia Law, and John V. Wylie. Indexing Family Histories: Simple Steps for a Quality Product. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 1994.
     
  • Hatcher, Patricia Law. Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2003.
     
  • Hatcher, Patricia Law. Producing a Quality Family History. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1996. Covers formats, typefaces. layouts, indexes, and publishing process.
     
  • Hinckley, Kathleen W. Locating Lost Family Members & Friends: Modern Genealogical Research Techniques for Locating the People of Your Past and Present. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 1999.
     
  • Hoffman, Marian, ed. Genealogical & Local History Books in Print: Family History Volume. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996.  List of available family histories with the names and addresses of vendors.
     
  • Hoffman, Marian,ed. Genealogical & Local History Books in Print: U.S. Sources and Resources Volumes. 2 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.  List of available books pertaining to U.S. regions, states, counties, and towns with the names and addresses of vendors.
     
  • Hone, E. Wade. Land and Property Research in the United States. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997.
     
  • Howells, Cyndi. Planting Your Family Tree Online: How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site. Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Press, 2003.

  • Jacobson, Judy. History for Genealogists: Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors. Baltimore, Md: Clearfield, 2009. History lays the foundation to understand a group of people. Genealogy lays the foundation to understand a person or family using tangible historic evidence.
     
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines. Genealogy as Pastime and Profession. 2d rev. edition 1968. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986.
     
  • Johnson, Richard S. How to Locate Anyone Who Is or Has Been in the Military: Armed Forces Locator Directory. 8th edition. Burlington, North Carolina: MIE Publishing, 1999. Addresses of veterans organizations and information about locating military records.
     
  • Jones, Henry Z. Psychic Roots. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
     
  • Kaminkow, Marion J. Genealogies in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography. 2 vols. Baltimore: Magna Carta, 1972. Supplement, 1972-1976. 1977. Supplement, 1976-1986. 1986. List of family histories and genealogies in the Library of Congress as of 1986.
     
  • Kaminkow, Marion J. United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography. 4 vols. Baltimore: Magna Carta, 1975. Supplement with index to 5 vols. 1976. List of local histories in the Library of Congress as of 1976.
     
  • Kemp, Thomas Jay. The American Census Handbook. Wilmington, Delware: Scholarly Resources, 2000.
     
  • Kemp, Thomas Jay. International Vital Records Handbook. 4th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000. Offers a collection of vital records application forms from nations throughout the world, and information for each of the fifty states.
     
  • Kirkham, E. Kay. A Handy Guide to Record Searching in the Larger Cities of the United States. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1974. Much of the material is outdated, but provides information on historic political wards of cities.
     
  • Kirkham,  E. Kay. A Survey of American Church Records: Major Denominations before 1880. Volume 1. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1971.
     
  • Kirkham, E. Kay. A Survey of American Church Records: Minor Denominations. Volume 2. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1969.
     
  • Law, Hugh T. How to Trace Your Ancestors to Europe. Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Books, 1989.
     
  • Leary, Helen F.M. North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. 2d edition. Raleigh: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996. Excellent guidance for more than just North Carolina research.
     
  • McClure, Rhonda R.  Finding Your Famous [& Infamous} Ancestors: Uncover the Celebrities, Rogues, and Royals in Your Family Tree. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2003.
     
  • Meyer, Mary K. Meyer's Directory of Genealogical Societies in the U.S. and Canada. 9th edition. Mount Airy, Maryland, 1992.
     
  • Meyerink, Kory L. Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998. Excellent research guide.
     
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.  Excellent resource for those wanting correct source citations.
     
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2007. Will help you cite correctly the sources used in writing a family history.
     
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown, editor. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, 2001.
     
  • Mills, Elizabeth Show. QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Sources. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005. 8.5"x 11", 4pp. A template for citing historical sources on the Internet. Contains a series of sample citations showing the correct way to identify online sources such as databases, census images, and digital books and articles.
     
  • Microfilm Resources for Research: A Comprehensive Catalog. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.
     
  • National Archives and Records Administration. Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. 3 volumes. Washington: NARA, 1995.
     
  • National Archives and Records Administration. Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. Rev. edition. Washington: National Archives Trust Fund Board [NATFB], 1985.
     
  • National Genealogical Society. Family Group Sheets. Available from the NGS Bookstore.  Family group sheet illustrated in the lesson and sold by the National Genealogical Society.
     
  • Neagles, James C. and Lila Lee Neagles. Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor: A Guide to Naturalization Records. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishing Co., 1975.
     
  • Newman, John J. American Naturalization Processes and Procedures, 1790-1985. Indianapolis: Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, 1985.
     
  • Parker, J. Carlyle. Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research. 3rd. edition. Turlock, California: Marietta Publishing Co., 1996.
     
  • PERSI: Periodical Source Index. CD-ROM. Salt Lake City: Allen County Public Library and  Ancestry, 1999. Comprehensive index to genealogical and local history periodicals. A multivolume printed edition can be found in some larger libraries.
     
  • Pfeiffer, Laura Szucs. Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2000. Includes information on what can be found in the more unusual sources and how to locate them.
     
  • Porter, Pamela Boyer. Online Roots, How to Discover Your Family's History & Heritage with the Power of the Internet. Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 2003. Excellent resource for combining electronic and traditional sources.
     
  • Renick, Barbara. Genealogy 101. Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 2003.
     
  • Rising, Marsha Hoffman. The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall. Family Tree Books, 2005.
     
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd. The Best Genealogical Sources in Print: Essays by Gary Boyd Roberts. Volume 1. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004. Lists sources and what you can expect to find in them. Great for sources not found online.
     
  • Rose, Christine, and Kay Germain Ingalls. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy. 2nd edition. New York: Alpha Books, 2005.  A good beginner's guide and good source for references.
     
  • Rose, Christine. Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures. CR Publications, 2004.
     
  • Rubincam, Milton. Pitfalls in Genealogical Research. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1987.
     
  • Salmon, Marylynn. Women and the Law of Property in Early America. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

  • Sayre, Pamela Boyer. Paths to Your Past: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2009. A beginner's guide to family history research.
     
  • Schaefer, Christina K. Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States. Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.
     
  • Shammas, Carol, et. al. Inheritance in America from Colonial Times to the Present. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1987.
     
  • Smith, Juliana Szucs Smith. The Ancestry Family Historian's Address Book: A Comprehensive List of Local, State, and Federal Agencies and Institutions, and Ethnic and Genealogical Organizations. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997. This comprehensive volume includes resources for "online" researchers and for those who conduct "traditional" research on-site and through correspondence. A comprehensive list of Local, State, and Federal Agencies and Institutions; Ethnic and Genealogical organizations. This book presents a variety of ways to contact these groups to provide quick, accurate assistance as you strive to know more.
     
  • Smolenyak, Megan Smolenyak. Honoring Our Ancestors: Inspiring Stories of the Quest for Our Roots. Orem, Utah: Ancestry Publishing Co., 2002.
     
  • The Source, a Guidebook of American Genealogy. Edited by Arlene Eakle & Johni Cerny. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing.
     
  • Sperry, Kip. A Guide to Mormon Family History Sources. Provo, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 2007. It contains chapters on the history of the Mormon church; beginning research; indexes, finding aids, and guides; compiled and printed sources; original records; migration, emigration, and immigration records; computer resources and databases; Internet sites; and periodicals, as well as an extensive bibliography.

  • Sperry, Kip. Reading Early American Handwriting. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998.
     
  • Stevenson, Noel C. Genealogical Evidence: A Guide to the Standard of Proof Relating to Pedigrees, Ancestry, Heirship, and Family History. Rev. edition. Laguna Hills, California: Aegean Park Press, 1989.
     
  • Sturdevant, Katherine Scott. Bringing Your Family History to Life Through Social History. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2000. Excellent guidance for putting ancestors in historical context.
     
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis. They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998. Discussion of the naturalization process and strategies for locating naturalization records, with a detailed listing of naturalization records held by each National Archives regional archive.
     
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Archives, A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches. Salt Lake City Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 1988.
     
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. 3rd. edition. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006. Chapters by 16 leading genealogists. It is a great resource with basic information on a wide variety of record types including vital records.
     
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Matthew Wright. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. Salk Lake City: Ancestry, 2001. Includes extraction forms for 1790-1930.
     
  • Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
     
  • U.S. Library of Congress. Genealogies Cataloged by the Library of Congress Since 1986. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1992. List of genealogies added to the Library of Congress collection since 1986.

  • U.S. National Archives and Records Service. Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. Washington, D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund, 1983.

  • Virkus, Frederick A. Compendium of American Genealogy 7 Vols. [S.l.]: [s.n.], 1987. The family history records in these volumes reference over 288,000 individuals and provide broad coverage of who's who in early America.
     
  • Walls, Desmond. First Steps in Genealogy: A Beginners Guide to Researching Your Family History. Betterway Publications, 1988.
     
  • Ward Maps of United States Cities. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975?
     
  • Yoshpe, Harry P., compiler. Preliminary Inventory of the Land-entry Papers of the General Land Office. Inventory No. 22. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1949.