Online Course: Intro to Genealogy

Lesson Two Resource List

Online Resources

Library Catalogs

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch. Family History Library Catalog.

    Online catalog of the LDS Family History Library.

Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society. DAR Library Catalog.

    DAR Library online catalog. See information on the Library’s Search Service.

Library of Congress. Library of Congress Online Catalog.

    The new Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Library of Congress. Z39.50 Gateway.

    List of libraries whose catalogs can be accessed through the Z39.50 Gateway.

National Genealogical Society. Library Catalog.

    NGS Library online catalog. Information for borrowing books through the Library Loan Service is found under “Circulation.”

webCATS: Library Catalogues on the World Wide Web.

    List by state of U.S. libraries with online catalogs.

Out-of-Print Books

Advanced Book Exchange.

    Source of out-of-print books.

Alibris: The Ultimate Source for Out-of-Print and Rare Books.

    Online bookstore for out-of-print books.

Bibliofind.

    Database of used and rare books offered for sale by three thousand booksellers around the world.

Miscellaneous

Board for Certification of Genealogists. Conducting Effective Oral Interviews.

    Advice for conducting oral interviews. The article by Sharon Bartolo Carmack was first published in the September 1996 issue of OnBoard, Newsletter of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family Search. Family History Centers.

    Site at which you can enter your city, county, state, and country to find a Family History Center near you. LDS Family History Centers are open to the public.

Printed Resources

Finding Aids: Books

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. Also available from the NGS Bookstore with a member's discount.

    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. Also available from the NGS Bookstore with a member's discount.

    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.

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.

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

Finding Aids: Periodicals

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.

Miscellaneous

Meyerink, Kory, ed. Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997. Also available from the NGS Bookstore with a member's discount.

    Discussion of why printed records were created, how to find them, and how to use them in genealogical research.

Source Citation Manual

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. Also available from the NGS Bookstore with a member's discount.

    Discussion of the fundamentals of citation with numerous citation formats.