Selected Genealogy Bibliography

Books about genealogists & historians who use local history records

Beller Susan Provost Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide for Young People Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co 1989, 1997

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. County Courthouse Book. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.

Braun, Bev Kirschner Crafting Your Own Heritage Album Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 2000

Burroughs, Tony Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree NY: A Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster 2001

Cannato, Vincent J. American Passage: The History of Ellis Island. NY: Harper Collins, 2009.

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo Your Guide to Cemetery Research Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 2002

—–. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 1998

—-. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant and Ethnic Ancestors.  Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 2000

Carpenter, Cecelia Svinth How to Research American Indian Blood Lines: A Manual on Indian Genealogical Research Orting, WA: Heritage Quest 1987

Cerny, Johni & Arlene Eakle. Ancestry’s Guide to Research: Case Studies in American GenealogySalt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1985.

Colletta, John Phillip They came in Ships 3rd Edition Provo, UT: Ancestry, Inc 2002

Crandall, Ralph J. Shaking Your Family Tree: A Basic Guide to Tracing Your Family’s Genealogy. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society 2001

Croom, Emily Anne. Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy. 4th edition Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Publishers, 2001.

——-. Unpuzzling Your Past Workbook: Essential forms and letters for all genealogists.Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1996.

—–. Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook. 2nd Edition Central Islip, NY: Betterway Books 2003

Danzer, Gerald A. Public Places: Exploring their History. Nearby History Series: Vol. 3 Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History 1987.

Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: A Genealogist’s Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest 2000

Elder, Pat Spurlock Melungeons: Examining an Appalachian Legend Continuity Press 1999

Eichholz, Alice, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992.

Everton, George B., Sr. The Handy Book for Genealogists. 10th  rev. ed. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 2002

Frisch-Ripley, Karen Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry 1991

Gagel, Diane Van Skiver Windows on the Past: Identifying, Dating, & Preserving Photographs Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc 2000

Galford, Ellen The Genealogy Handbook: The complete guide to tracing your family treePleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest Association Inc 2001

The Genealogist’s Address Book. 4th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998.

Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.

Grundset, Eric G. And Steven B. Rhodes American Genealogical Research at the DAR in Washington, D.C. 2nd Edition (series title: DAR Library Studies in Genealogy and History No. 1) Washington, D.C.: DAR (c) 2004

Hamilton, Ann B. Researcher’s Guide to the United States Census Availability 1790-1910. Heritage Books, Inc.

Hartley, William G. The Everything Family Tree Book: Finding, Charting and Preserving Your Family History Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corp 1998

Hendrickson, Nancy Finding Your Roots Online Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 2003

Hicks, L Wayne “The House is in the Mail” American History April 2000 p38-42.

Hinckley, Kathleen W. Your Guide to the Federal Census for Genealogists, Researchers and Family Historians (includes 1930 census) Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 2002

Hone, E. Wade. Land & Property Research in the United States. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated 1997.

Howe, Barbara J, Dolores A. Flemming, Homes and Houses: Exploring their History.Nearby History Series: Vol. 2 Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History 1987.

Jacobson, Judy. History for Genealogists: Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors. Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 2009.

Kemp, Thomas J. International Vital Records Handbook. 4th edition Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.

—–. The 1930 Census: A Reference and Research Guide North Salt Lake, UT: HeritageQuest from ProQuest 2003

—–. Virtual Roots 2.0 (A Guide to Genealogy and Local History on the World Wide Web)Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources Inc. 2002

Kennedy, N. Brent and Robyn Vaughan Kennedy The Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People – An Untold Story of Ethnic Cleansing in America 2nd revised edition Macon, GA: Mercer University Press 1997

Kerr, K. Austin, Amos J. Loveday, Local Businesses: Exploring their History. Nearby History Series: Vol. 5 Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History 1987.

Krasner-Khait, Barbara Discovering your Jewish Ancestors North Salt Lake, UT: Heritage Quest 2001

Kurzweil, Arthur. From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History. Rev. Ed. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.

Lackey, Richard S. Cite Your Sources. 1980. Reprint. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 1985.

Light, Sally House Histories — A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home reprint. 1995

Lennon, Rachel Mills Tracing Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002

Map Guide to the US Federal Census, 1790-1920. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1988.

McClure, Rhonda R. The Genealogist’s Computer Companion Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 2002

Meyerink, Kory L ed. Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Inc 1998

Mills, Elizabeth Shown Evidence! Citation and Analysis For the Family Historian. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.

—–. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co 2001

National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Concise 1990. U.S. Geological Survey. Professional Paper 1200-US: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1990.

Ohio Genealogical Society Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003 updated compilation 2003.

Pfeiffer, Laura Szucs Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry 2000

Porter, Pamela Boyer and Amy Johnson Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family’s History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press 2003

Quillen, W. Daniel. Mastering Online Genealogy. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Press, 2011

—–. Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors. 5th ed. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Press, 2011.

Rising, Marsha Hoffman. The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors.Cincinnati: Family Tree Books, 2005, 2011.

Ritchie, Donald A. Doing Oral History: Practical Advice and Reasonable Explanations for Anyone. Twayne’s Oral History Series No. 15 New York: Twayne Publishers 1995.

Rose, Christine Courthouse Research for Family Historians San Jose, CA : CR Publications, 2004

Rose, James M. and Alice Eichholz Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African-American Genealogy 2nd Edition Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Inc 2003

Schaefer, Christina Kasabian The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy Baltimore, MD: Genealogy Publishing Co 1999.

Segal, Joshua A Field Guide to Visiting Jewish Cemeteries Jewish Cemetery Publishing, LLC (November 24, 2005)

Sipe, Karen V. Genealogy Made Easy Mineola, NY: Dover Publications Inc 1998

Smoleynyak, Megan Honoring Our Ancestors: Inspiring Stories of the Quest for our roots. Orem, UT: Ancestry Publishing 2002

—- Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History. NY: Penguin Books, 2010.

The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. Rev. Ed. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997.

Sperry, Kip Reading Early American Handwriting Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Inc. 1998

—- Genealogical Research in Ohio. 2nd Edition Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Inc. 2003

Stryker-Rodda, Harriet How to Climb Your Family Tree: Genealogy for Beginners.Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.

Sturdevant, Katherine Organizing & Preserving Your Heirloom Documents Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 2002

—-. Bringing Your Family History through social history Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 2000

Szucs, Loretto Dennis They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Inc. 1998

—- and Matthew Wright Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records Orem, UT: Ancestry Publishing 2001

Taylor, Maureen Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs: How to identify, interpret and preserve your family’s visual heritage Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books 2000

Tepper, Michael American Passenger Arrival Records Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co 1993

United States. National Archives and Records Administration Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States 3rd Edition Edited by Anne Bruner Eales & Robert M. Kvasnicka Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration 2000

Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces. (HE20.6210/2.999) Compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Center for Health Statistics. Hyattsville, MD: March 1999

White, Willis H. “Using Vessel Documentation to Identify Nineteenth-Century Captains: The Mott Coastal Captains of Long Island Sound.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 97 (Dec 2009): 299-310.

Wright, Raymond S III. The Genealogist’s Handbook: Modern Methods for Research Family History. Chicago, IL: American Library Association 1995.

Yolam, Marilyn and Reid S. Yolam. The American Resting Place: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds . New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.