“How To” books for Beginning Genealogists
- The Everything Online Genealogy Book by Pat Richley
- The Troubleshooter’s Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy: Creative techniques for overcoming obstacles, removing roadblocks and unlocking your family history by W. Daniel Quillen
- Who Do You Think You Are? the Essential Guide to Tracing your Family History by Megan Smolenyak
- Chicago & Cook County: A Guide to Research by Loretto Dennis Szucs
- Finding Your Chicago Ancestors: A Beginners Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County by Grace DuMelle
- Finding Your Chicago Irish by Sharon Shea Bossard
- Courthouse Research for Family Historians by Christine Rose
- Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s guide by David S. Ouimette
- Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs by Maureen A. Taylor
- Walking with Your Ancestors: A Genealogists Guide to Using Maps and Geography by Melinda Kashuba
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.)
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