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Guides to Genealogical Research: Handbooks

A Selected List Revised by Anne Toohey
Research Guide No. 22

Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. Maps by William Dollarhide. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 1992. vi, 858 p., ill., maps.
CS49.A55 1991
Describes the most useful original, printed, and microfilmed sources for each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. Charts list counties in each state, with dates of formation, parent counties, and dates on which that county began keeping birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and court records. Addresses are included.

Barnes, Donald R. (Donald Ray) and Richard S. Lackey
Write It Right: A Manual for Writing Family Histories and Genealogies. Introduction by John Frederick Dorman. 1st ed. Ocala, Fla.; Rockville, Md.: Lyon Press, 1983. xiii, 124 p.
CS16 .B32 1983

Beard, Timothy Field with Denise Demong.
How to Find Your Family Roots. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977. xv, 1007 p.
CS16 .B35

Boyer, Carl.
How to Publish and Market Your Family History. 4th ed. Santa Clarita, Calif.: C. Boyer, 1993. 160 p., ill.
Z286.G46 B69 1993

Bremer, Ronald A.
Compendium of Historical Sources: The How and Where of American Genealogy. Organized by Dee. W. Hadley. Salt Lake City: Butterfly Pub, 1983. 1004 p., ill.
CS49 .B74 1983

Currer-Briggs, Noel.
Worldwide Family History. London, Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. ix, 230 p., maps.
CS9 .C87 1982
Bibliography: p. [220]-[223].

Doane, Gilbert Harry and James B. Bell.
Searching for Your Ancestors: The How and Why of Genealogy. 6th ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992. xvii, 334 p., ill.
CS16 .D6 1992
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-293) and index.

Epstein, Ellen Robinson and Jane Lewit.
Record and Remember: Tracing Your Roots Through Oral History. New York: Sovereign
Books, 1994. viii, 114 p.
D16.14 .E67

Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide. Edited by Jessie Carney Smith, foreword by Alex Haley. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983. xxxix, 440 p., ill.
CS49 .E83 1983
Includes bibliographies and index.

Everton, George B. and Louise Mathews Everton.
The Handy Book for Genealogists: United States of America. 8th ed. Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1991. x, 326, 56 p., maps.
CS47 .E9 1991
Includes bibliographical references and index. Material is organized alphabetically by state, including general information on the state, its history, its records, genealogical societies, libraries, and publications on genealogy. Information is also given about records and their locations on a state level.

Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources. Edited by Milton Rubincam. Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.; Vienna, Va.: American Society of Genealogists, 1980- . 2 vols.
CS16 .G43 1980
Includes bibliographical references.
79-90180 r84

Greenwood, Val D.
The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. Val D. Greenwood. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1990. xiv, 609 p.: ill.
CS47 .G73 1990
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Helmbold, F. Wilbur.
Tracing Your Ancestry: A Step-by-step Guide to Researching Your Family History. Edited by Karen Phillips; photographs by Gerald Crawford. Birmingham, Ala.: Oxmoor House, 1976. viii, 210 p., ill.
CS47 .H44
Bibliography: p. 177-205.

Jaussi, Laureen Richardson.
Genealogy Fundamentals. 3rd ed., enl. and rev. Ill. by Gloria D. Chaston. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1994. viii, 396 p., ill.
CS16 .J38 1977
"Reference Books": p. [141]-204.

Kemp, Thomas Jay.
International Vital Records Handbook. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1994. xi, 417 p., ill.
CS42.7 .K46 1990
Rev. ed. of: Vital Records Handbook. 1988. Chiefly forms.

The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub. Co., 1997. vi, 834 p., ill.
CS49 .S65 1997
Identifies, locates, and interprets basic manuscript, microfilm, and published record groups available for genealogical research.

Wright, Norman Edgar.
Preserving Your American Heritage: A Guide to Family and Local History. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1981. viii, 285 p., ill.
CS47 .W68 1981
Edition for 1974 published under title: Building an American Pedigree. Bibliography: p. [253]-270.

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