Family History and Genealogy

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Family History and Genealogy is a fascination for many Americans, many of whom have ancestry from a wide variety of places. The library provides both starting points and research tools to help you find out all about yourself and your family heritage.

Your GRRL library card also gives you access to Heritage Quest Online a database offering genealogical research materials including the entire U.S. Federal Census.


Nancy L. (Nancy Louise) Coleman, Olav Veka
Description: The dictionary portion contains more than fifteen hundred given names from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, plus some from Iceland and Finland. Adding engaging context to the dictionary is an extensive comparative guide to naming practices. Includes a history of Scandinavian names, information on "Name Days," and discussion of significant names from mythology, history, and royal families
Call Number: 929.4 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 7, 2010
Kip Sperry
Call Number: 929.1 Spe 2003
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Christine Rose
Call Number: 929.1 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Paul Blake, Maggie Loughran
Call Number: 929.1 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Bryan Sykes
Description: Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA
Call Number: 599.93 Syk
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2012
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Description: History is not just a collection of documents-- and all records are not created equal. To analyze and decide what to believe, we also need certain facts about the records themselves
Call Number: 907.2 Mil 2009
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Call Number: 929.1 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Susan Fifer
Call Number: 929.1 Fif
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Brenda Dougall Merriman, Ontario Genealogical Society
Call Number: 929.1 Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2012
Elizabeth Powell Crowe
Call Number: 929.1 Cro 2011
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2012
Matthew Helm, April Leigh Helm
Call Number: 929.1 Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 21, 2011
Megan Smolenyak
Description: Adventures in discovering news-making connections, unexpected ancestors, long-hidden secrets, and solving historical puzzles
Call Number: 929.1 Smo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2012
W. Daniel Quillen
Call Number: 929.1 Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2012
Nick Barratt
Call Number: 929.1 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2012
David Hey
Description: A comprehensive guide to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains over 2,000 entries in the form of feature articles and an A-Z dictionary. It is invaluable for students, researchers, and historians, and ideal for anyone interested in uncovering their past.
Call Number: 929.1 Oxf 2010
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Patricia Law Hatcher
Description: A guide from the raw date of your research through the printing of your finished book.
Call Number: 808.0669 Hat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Alice Eichholz, Ancestry Publishing
Description: "... provides updated county and town listings within the same overall state-by-state organization ... information on records and holdings for every county in the United States, as well as excellent maps from renowned mapmaker William Dollarhide ... The availability of census records such as federal, state, and territorial census reports is covered in detail ... Vital records are also discussed, including when and where they were kept and how"--from publisher description
Call Number: 929.1 Red 2004
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Christine Rose, Kay Germain Ingalls
Call Number: 929.1 Ros 2012
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Marsha Hoffman Rising
Description: If your family history research has hit a brick wall, this revised edition has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. It also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research.--From p. [4] of cover
Call Number: 929.1 Ris 2011
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2011
Cynthia Hart, Lisa Samson
Description: Suggests hundreds of questions to make interviewing a friend or family member a success, with tips on setting up a conversation, recording, filming, archiving, and scrapbooking.
Call Number: 907.2 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
John Philip Colletta
Description: Provides information on searching passenger ship lists and indexes, naturalization and immigration records, and genealogical Websites to find records of ancestors who came to the United States on ships
Call Number: 929.1 Col 2002
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2010
Althea Douglas, Ontario Genealogical Society
Description: Brings together all those family legends, "mythinformation" handed down by word of mouth, and a lot of facts our ancestors once knew, took for granted, and used regularly. Helps the researcher when considering documents and wondering how to look at papers and artifacts that survived over the years.--Excerpted from p. [4] of cover
Call Number: 929.1 Dou
Format: Book
Date Added: May 2, 2011
Lise Hull
Description: The complete guide to locating your ancestors and finding out where you came from
Call Number: 929.1 Hul
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Kathy Chater
Call Number: 929.1 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Megan Smolenyak
Description: On the groundbreaking Emmy-nominated series Who do you think you are?, America's best-loved celebrities take emotional and revealing journeys into their family histories. Now it's your turn. The official companion guide offers everything you need to know to chart your own family's unique story.
Call Number: 929.1 Smo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 23, 2010
Nancy L. (Nancy Louise) Coleman, Olav Veka
929.4 Col
Nick Barratt
929.1 Bar
Kip Sperry
929.1 Spe 2003
David Hey
929.1 Oxf 2010
Christine Rose
929.1 Ros
Patricia Law Hatcher
808.0669 Hat
Paul Blake, Maggie Loughran
929.1 Bla
Alice Eichholz, Ancestry Publishing
929.1 Red 2004
Bryan Sykes
599.93 Syk
Christine Rose, Kay Germain Ingalls
929.1 Ros 2012
Elizabeth Shown Mills
907.2 Mil 2009
Marsha Hoffman Rising
929.1 Ris 2011
Elizabeth Shown Mills
929.1 Mil
Cynthia Hart, Lisa Samson
907.2 Har
Susan Fifer
929.1 Fif
John Philip Colletta
929.1 Col 2002
Brenda Dougall Merriman, Ontario Genealogical Society
929.1 Mer
Althea Douglas, Ontario Genealogical Society
929.1 Dou
Elizabeth Powell Crowe
929.1 Cro 2011
Lise Hull
929.1 Hul
Matthew Helm, April Leigh Helm
929.1 Hel
Kathy Chater
929.1 Cha
Megan Smolenyak
929.1 Smo
Megan Smolenyak
929.1 Smo
W. Daniel Quillen
929.1 Qui