Family History and Genealogy

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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.


Abbreviations & acronyms : a guide for family historians Cover
Kip Sperry
Do you know what ARC, BIRDIE, DAMRUS, FOIA, GEDCOM, OVI or Xpofer mean? These and many other abbreviations, acronyms and initials are defined in this essential guide.
929.1 Spe 2003
Nov 2, 2010
Courthouse research for family historians : your guide to genealogical treasures Cover
Christine Rose
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.
929.1 Ros
Nov 2, 2010
Discover your roots : dig up your family history and other buried treasures Cover
Paul Blake
Maggie Loughran
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.
929.1 Bla
Nov 2, 2010
DNA USA : a genetic portrait of America Cover
Bryan Sykes
Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA
599.93 Syk
Book
Oct 4, 2012
Evidence explained : citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace Cover
Elizabeth Shown Mills
History is not just a collection of documents-- and all records are not created equal. To analyze and decide what to believe, we also need certain facts about the records themselves
907.2 Mil 2009
Nov 2, 2010
Evidence! : citation & analysis for the family historian Cover
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Provides a manual in the common language of research.
929.1 Mil
Nov 2, 2010
Family history for the older and wiser : find your roots with online tools Cover
Susan Fifer
This extremely easy-to-follow book will guide you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings.
929.1 Fif
Nov 2, 2010
Genealogical standards of evidence : a guide for family historians Cover
Brenda Dougall Merriman
Brenda Dougall. About genealogical standards of evidence Merriman
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929.1 Mer
Book
Oct 4, 2012
Genealogy online Cover
Elizabeth Powell Crowe
929.1 Cro 2011
Book
Oct 4, 2012
Genealogy online for dummies Cover
Matthew Helm
April Leigh Helm
929.1 Hel
Jan 21, 2011
Mastering online genealogy Cover
W. Daniel Quillen
929.1 Qui
Book
Oct 4, 2012
Nick Barratt's beginner's guide to your ancestors' lives Cover
Nick Barratt
929.1 Bar
Book
Oct 4, 2012
Oxford companion to family and local history Cover
David Hey
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.
929.1 Oxf 2010
Nov 2, 2010
Producing a quality family history Cover
Patricia Law Hatcher
A guide from the raw date of your research through the printing of your finished book.
808.0669 Hat
Nov 2, 2010
Red book : American state, county & town sources Cover
Alice Eichholz
"... 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"
929.1 Red 2004
Nov 2, 2010
The complete idiot's guide to genealogy Cover
Christine Rose
Kay Germain Ingalls
929.1 Ros 2012
Nov 2, 2010
The family tree problem solver : tried-and-true tactics for tracing elusive ancestors Cover
Marsha Hoffman Rising
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.
929.1 Ris 2011
May 6, 2011
The oral history workshop : collect and celebrate the life stories of your family and friends Cover
Cynthia Hart
Lisa Samson
Suggests hundreds of questions to make interviewing a friend or family member a success, with tips on setting up a conversation, recording, filming, archiving, and scrapbooking.
907.2 Har
Nov 2, 2010
They came in ships : a guide to finding your immigrant ancestor's arrival record Cover
John Philip Colletta
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.
929.1 Col 2002
Nov 23, 2010
Time traveller's handbook : a guide to the past Cover
Althea Douglas
Ontario Genealogical Society
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.
929.1 Dou
May 2, 2011
Tracing your family history Cover
Lise Hull
The complete guide to locating your ancestors and finding out where you came from
929.1 Hul
Nov 2, 2010
Who do you think you are? : the essential guide to tracing your family history Cover
Megan Smolenyak
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.
929.1 Smo
Dec 23, 2010
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Kip Sperry
929.1 Spe 2003
Nick Barratt
929.1 Bar
Christine Rose
929.1 Ros
David Hey
929.1 Oxf 2010
Paul Blake
Maggie Loughran
929.1 Bla
Patricia Law Hatcher
808.0669 Hat
Bryan Sykes
599.93 Syk
Alice Eichholz
929.1 Red 2004
Elizabeth Shown Mills
907.2 Mil 2009
Christine Rose
Kay Germain Ingalls
929.1 Ros 2012
Elizabeth Shown Mills
929.1 Mil
Marsha Hoffman Rising
929.1 Ris 2011
Susan Fifer
929.1 Fif
Cynthia Hart
Lisa Samson
907.2 Har
Brenda Dougall Merriman
Brenda Dougall. About genealogical standards of evidence Merriman
undefined Ontario Genealogical Society
929.1 Mer
John Philip Colletta
929.1 Col 2002
Elizabeth Powell Crowe
929.1 Cro 2011
Althea Douglas
Ontario Genealogical Society
929.1 Dou
Matthew Helm
April Leigh Helm
929.1 Hel
Lise Hull
929.1 Hul
Megan Smolenyak
929.1 Smo
Kathy Chater
929.1 Cha
W. Daniel Quillen
929.1 Qui
Megan Smolenyak
929.1 Smo