Reference & How To Guides

“How To” books for Beginning Genealogists

Chicago Research

Specialty Research

Classic Genealogy Research Guides

  • Evidence: Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian by Elizabeth Shown Mills. A slim volume for hobbyists and professionals alike. Explains both the hows and whys for citing sources and the importance of carefully analyzing information obtained during the course of genealogical research.
  • Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The genealogist’s “manual of style”  for citation and analysis of genealogical records.  Much deeper,  broader and more detailed than volume above. Examples range from census and cemetery records to local, state and national records, books, CDs, maps broadcasts and web miscellanea.
  • The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. A 965-page reference book providing tremendous detail on genealogy basics;  records (birth, marriage and death, census, church, court, directories, land, military, and newspapers.)

Copyright © 2011 Patricia Desmond Biallas

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