Family History and Genealogy is a fascination for many Americans, many of whom have ancestry from a wide variety of places. The library provides both starting points and research tools to help you find out all about yourself and your family heritage.
Your GRRL library card also gives you access to Heritage Quest Online a database offering genealogical research materials including the entire U.S. Federal Census.
If you are doing family research, sooner or later you will need to use courthouse records for the rich information and helpful leads they contain. This book will guide you to resources in courthouses throughout the country.
Provides tips and advice on how to conduct genealogical searches, featuring insider recommendations for everything from researching census records and crime reports to tracking down grave sites and using Internet resources.
A comprehensive guide to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains over 2,000 entries in the form of feature articles and an A-Z dictionary. It is invaluable for students, researchers, and historians, and ideal for anyone interested in uncovering their past.
"... provides updated county and town listings within the same overall state-by-state organization ... information on records and holdings for every county in the United States, as well as excellent maps from renowned mapmaker William Dollarhide ... The availability of census records such as federal, state, and territorial census reports is covered in detail ... Vital records are also discussed, including when and where they were kept and how"
"If you're interested in your family history, you have a wealth of information and misinformation at your fingertips.... Powell helps you effectively search various websites, decipher census data and other online records, choose the best way to share your data both on and offline, connect with other genealogists via social media outlets"--P.  of cover
If your family history research has hit a brick wall, this revised edition has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. It also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research.
Provides information on searching passenger ship lists and indexes, naturalization and immigration records, and genealogical Websites to find records of ancestors who came to the United States on ships.
Brings together all those family legends, "mythinformation" handed down by word of mouth, and a lot of facts our ancestors once knew, took for granted, and used regularly. Helps the researcher when considering documents and wondering how to look at papers and artifacts that survived over the years.
On the groundbreaking Emmy-nominated series Who do you think you are?, America's best-loved celebrities take emotional and revealing journeys into their family histories. Now it's your turn. The official companion guide offers everything you need to know to chart your own family's unique story.