Family History and Genealogy Services

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Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Vendors

Genealogical & Local History Books in Print lists in-print genealogies, local histories, and published records with the addresses of vendors from whom they can be purchased. Many genealogical publishers and booksellers now have online catalogs. Also check the published catalogs of libraries with major genealogical collections for identification of publishers for resources..

  • 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.
  • Filby, P. William. A Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.  List of about 5,000 histories of U.S. counties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meyerink, Kory, ed. Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997. Discussion of why printed records were created, how to find them, and how to use them in genealogical research.
  • 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

Genealogies and county histories no longer in print can sometimes be purchased from used book dealers.

Archival Products

  • Archival Products. Archival Products presents elegant solutions for preservation for colleges and universities, museums, historical societies, art and music libraries, medical schools and government offices as well as for the private conservator.

  • Archivart. Source for the finest archival products for conservation treatments, exhibitions and artifact storage.

  • BookMakers Inc. Tools and supplies for book and paper conservation, hand bookbinding and the book arts.

  • Brodart.  Library supplies.

  • Conservation Resources International. Conservation and archival storage materials to major institutions dedicated to preserving cultural and historical artifacts worldwide.

  • Creative Memories. Archival photo albums & accessories

  •  Office solutions.

  • Gaylord. Archival solutions.

  • Get Smart Products.  Archival photo supplies.

  • Highsmith. Library supplies.
  • Hollinger Metal Edge. Archival Products since 1945.

  • Light Impressions.  Archival supplies, especially for photographs.


  • Uline.  Shipping supplies.


  • AbeBooks. New, used, and out of print books.
  •  Beginner Genealogy Books.
  •, Inc. - Genealogy books and CDs.
  • Archive CD Books - The project makes digital reproductions of old family history resources available to the public, donates original publications to libraries and other institutions, and cooperates with those repositories to preserve their existing collections for future generations.
  • Barnes &
  • Best Book Buys. Good source to find bookselling companies.
  • Books - Publications: Genealogical Materials. Family Genealogy or Family History products and services needed for preparation, publication and distribution of compiled records, with related family materials.
  • Boyd Publishing Co., Inc. - Historical and genealogical publications.

  • Brookhaven Press
    2004 Kramer Street
    La Crosse, WI 54603
    Brookhaven Press digitizes and reprints out of print state and county histories form more than 27 states, with more states and titles added regularly. Available as hardbound books or searchable CDs. Also offered is Clio, a "digital bookshelf" loaded with 500 searchable county histories of choice.
  • Carol Montrose - Ohio genealogy and historical publications (7421 Central College Rd., New Albany, OH 53054)
  • Clearfield Company - Short-run publisher in the field of genealogy.
  • Colonial Roots. Publish and sell new and used books, CDs, & maps covering the Mid-Atlantic Region including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
  • Front Page Books - Genealogy and history books. (PO Box 450, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452; 708-687-5553)
  • Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. - Publisher of genealogical reference books.
  • Heritage Books, Inc. - Publishes under four unique imprints: Fireside Fiction (historical fiction), Willow Bend Books (genealogical titles), Eagle Editions (memoirs), and Heritage Books (historical works).
  • Heritage Creations - Genealogy books and supplies.
  • Higginson Book Company - Features more than 10,000 reprints of scarce American family histories.
  • Lake Claremont Press - Regional histories and guidebooks by locals for the Chicago area.
  • Maia's Books and Miscellaneous - Founded in 2003, Maia’s Books & Miscellanea is a store specializing in genealogy, history, social history, conversation starters for discussing and sharing family history, and other items of use and interest to genealogists and historians.. (PO Box 26416, Columbus, Ohio 43226; 614-838-1280)
  • Park Genealogical Books
    PO Box 130968
    Roseville, MN 55113
    Phone: 651-488-4416
    Specialists in local history and genealogy in the Upper Midwest area.
  • Storbeck's Genealogy - Books, maps and supplies (2055 S. Sunset Ct., PO Box 510062, New Berlin, WI 53151-0062; 800-360-3555)
  • Willow Bend Books, A Division of Heritage Books, Inc. Historical and genealogical source materials. (65 East Main St., Westminster, MD 21157-5026; 800-876-6103)
  • Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe - Books and supplies (P.O. Box 39128, Indianapolis, IN 46239; 800-419-0200)

Book Dealers (Used)


  • "The Ancestor Investigator Trivia & Family Tree Building Card Game".  This game is two games in one One part involves trivia questions for beginners, experienced and professional genealogists. The second part involves building a family pedigree from the cards that include your family members or fictitious family members.  Cost $25.00 Canadian Plus Shipping and Handling. Contact Tammy Priolo at or 1-705-495-3261

Images and Photographs

  • Creative Memories
    3641 Lobner Road
    Milladore, WI 54454
    Photo-safe keepsake albums and cutting-edge products and speed tools.

  • Label your digital images with this free download.

  • Grand Images. Digitally recovers old, faded, and/or physically damaged photos.
  • Photo Grafix - Photo restoration. (PO Box 992, Evanston, Illinois, 60204-0992)
  • Photography & Video by Chamberlain - Restoration of old and damaged photographs and documents, old movie transfers, photos-slides put on DVD or Video, and VHS Video & 8mm Video transferred to DVD. (6900 Main Street, Suite 140, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516; 630-963-7200.

  • Add voice to your family photo album and web page. Free from Generations network.

  • Record multiple family members over the telephone and play them back whenever you like.


  • Arphax Publishing Company
    2210 Research Park Blvd.
    Norman, OK 63069
    Phone: 405-366-6181; E-mail:
    Arphax Publishing is home to the Family Maps series of books by Greg Boyd. Boyd's work represents the largest body of original land-owner maps in the U.S. and grows weekly.

  • The Pine Tree
    PO Box 97
    Boulder Junction, WI 54512
    Phone: 715-385-0226; E-mail:
    Early mid-western plats; all matted with archival quality material; plats are the originals from plat books ca. 1870-1930 and indicate land owners, schools, churches, cemeteries, etc.

Microfilm and Microfiche


  • Passage Express. Interactive multimedia presentation software.
  • Telling Stories. Personal storytelling software. Works alone or easily integrates with's Family Tree Maker. Provides memory-provoking wizards, suggestive interview questions, and prompting the addition of the users' own digital content such as movies, pictures, sounds, and music.



Other Services

  • WW2 Connections - Helps families and friends understand the role their loved ones played in World War II.


Publishing Services

  • Creative Continuum Family History Publishers - Short-run publishing specialists.
  • Dogwood Printing.
  • Gateway Press, Inc. Publishing your manuscript.
  • Genealogy Printing Company. Publishing and restoration of old photographs..
  • Passage Express - Create multimedia presentations from a family's historical materials.
  • SanVal Incorporated. Ultra-short run hardcover binding.

  • Scribd - Is a website for individuals and organizations to publish their materials on the Internet. Upload your PDF, Word, or PowerPoint files to share with others or search the many documents that have been uploaded. Uploaded files include family histories, genealogy how-to books and more. Click on the link to see the various magazines and articles uploaded to the National Archives' page. A search on Scribd for the keyword "genealogy" results in more than 2,000 pages of genealogical works. Use Scribd to share your written genealogy as well as to learn more about research, records and repositories.
  • Tennessee Valley Publishing - Tennessee Valley Publishing (TVP) will produce your books, newsletters, directories or other printed matter. Their services include consulting; editing; completing all phases of manuscript preparation—typesetting, assigning copyrights, Library of Congress numbers and ISBNs, processing photographs and art work; printing; binding; marketing and distributing the finished publications.

Software, Computers, and Peripherals

  • Address+ for Genealogists. Helps you organize addresses, calendars, research logs, "to do" lists, correspondence, and memberships, plus over 7000 addresses for societies, archives, libraries, etc.
  • Ancestral Quest - Software for family history and genealogy.
  • Brothers Keeper - Is a Windows genealogy shareware program that will help you organize your family history information and let you print a large variety of charts and reports.
  • Ancestor Detective, LLC. Clooz, the electronic filing cabinet.
  • CensusMate. Is a tool for analyzing the information found in early U.S. census records (1790-1840).
  • Censustools. Features over 40 free spreadsheets designed to electronically organize and archive extracted census, cemetery, and passenger manifest data.
  • Clooz. Is a database for systematically storing information about genealogical support documentation. From Ancestor Detective, LLC.
  • Computer - Internet - Software:  Genealogy Programs Support. Computer and Internet resources for the experienced computer user, genealogist, family historian, or Newbie just beginning to learn about the Internet.
  • Deed Mapper. Direct Line Software.
  • Deed Plotter. Greenbrier Graphics.
  • Embla Family Treasures. Genealogical software from Norway. Will print reports in English, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
  • Family Historian. Created by the British firm, Calico Pie. Ltd. It helps users record, organize, and access information about their family history.
  • Family Matters Genealogy Shareware - Software for family history and genealogy.
  • Family Tree Guide - Family genealogy web service.
  • Family Tree Legends. Family tree software.
  • Family Tree Maker - Software for family history and genealogy from, Inc.
  • Family Tree Maker 2008. Family Tree Software (Service Pack 2 Rev 2) bundled with The Official Guide to Family Tree Maker 2008. Generations Netowrk, 2008.

  • FindTheBest -- Genealogy. A data-analysis of all types of genealogy software, sites and services. This site can help you make the best choices when you're looking to evaluate or purchase family research services.

  • GenerationMaps. Genealogy chart printing service.
  • GeneWeaver. Tracks important health events through 4 generations.
  • GenSmarts - Analyzes existing data, identifies missing dates and places, develops estimates for what is missing, and then cross references that against an inventory of known records to produce a list of research suggestions. Works with Family Tree Maker, Personal Ancestral File, RootsMagic, The Master Genealogist, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, Ancestry Family Tree, Brothers Keeper and GEDCOM files.
  • A quick way to find information on the many software programs used in family research.
  • The Gold Bug Store - Historical information and software for genealogical research, academic study or personal interest. Have a large selection of reproductions of early maps of the U.S., Europe and the world, going back to the 16th century. Their atlas software is designed to aid in historical research.
  • Heredis - Genealogy software for the Mac.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Software for family history and genealogy.
  • Lord, Tana Pedersen. The Official Guide to Family Tree Maker 2008. Provo, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 2007. A companion manual that takes the reader through the features of the program in a straight forward and consistent manner, supplemented with a generous mixture of screen shots, tables, and sidebars to augment and clarify the explanations.
  • MacFamilyTree - Genealogy software for the Mac.
  • The Master Genealogist - Family history project manager software from Wholly Genes Software.
  • Personal Ancestral File - Personal genealogy management software from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps users to organize their family history records. It can produce records for personal family histories or charts and logs to help users in their search for missing ancestors.

  • ProgenyGenealogy -- Family tree software.
  • Reunion - Genealogy software for the Mac.
  • RootsMagic - Software for family history and genealogy.
  • Spin It Again. A software that can record vinyl LP to CD or cassette to CD.

Supplies, Charts, Forms, etc.

  • The Family History Store. - An online retailer of a growing line of genealogy and history related products & gifts.  Is a division of Kindred Trails, Inc. and is based in Tensed, Idaho.
  • Generation Maps - Genealogy charts.
  • The Gold Bug Store - Historical information and software for genealogical research, academic study or personal interest. Have a large selection of reproductions of early maps of the U.S., Europe and the world, going back to the 16th century. Their atlas software is designed to aid in historical research.
  • Hollinger Corporation - Archival supplies.
  • Kin-Kits - Kits for adding family photos to genealogical charts.
  • Kindred Trails. Worldwide genealogy resources.
  • Light Impressions - Archival supplies.
  • Roots2Leaves - Archival products. (PO Box 223,Apple River, Illinois 61001-0223; 815-492-2061)
  • Storbeck's Genealogy - Books, maps and supplies (2055 S. Sunset Ct., PO Box 510062, New Berlin, WI 53151-0062; 800-360-3555)
  • University Products - Archival products
  • Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe - Books and supplies (P.O. Box 39128, Indianapolis, IN 46239; 800-419-0200)

Web Hosting

  • Family History Hosting. Family History Hosting provides first-class web hosting services for genealogists and family historians. The site is owned and operated by a genealogist who knows what a GEDCOM file is and understands why it is important. With some rather unusual offerings, the hosting service also hopes to attract non-technical and semi-technical customers. Family History Hosting adds no advertising to your pages. Your visitors will see only the information you place there. In addition, you can register your own domain name and use it for your pages hosted at Family History Hosting, such as or whatever name you register.

  • The leader in the field of family websites. Hosting and site design are included.
  • The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding. Templates include descendancy charts, pedigree charts, timelines, photo albums and new menus.
  • Tribal Pages.