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 Ancestry for Libraries, worldwide access to genealogy books and microfilm, and other databases to assist you on your quest!


Nancy L. 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
Call Number: 929.1 Oxf 2010
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Patricia Law Hatcher
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: Collect And Celebrate The Life Stories Of Your Family And Friends
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
Description: Discover Your Roots And Explore Your Family's History
Call Number: 929.1 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2010
Megan Smolenyak
Description: The Essential Guide To Tracing Your Family History
Call Number: 929.1 Smo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 23, 2010
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A Handbook Of Scandinavian Names
Nancy L. Coleman, Olav Veka
929.4 Col
Nick Barratt's Beginner's Guide To Your Ancestors' Lives
Nick Barratt
929.1 Bar
Abbreviations & Acronyms : A Guide For Family Historians
Kip Sperry
929.1 Spe 2003
Oxford Companion To Family And Local History
David Hey
929.1 Oxf 2010
Courthouse Research For Family Historians : Your Guide To Genealogical Treasures
Christine Rose
929.1 Ros
Producing A Quality Family History
Patricia Law Hatcher
808.0669 Hat
Discover Your Roots : Dig Up Your Family History And Other Buried Treasures
Paul Blake, Maggie Loughran
929.1 Bla
Red Book : American State, County & Town Sources
Alice Eichholz, Ancestry Publishing
929.1 Red 2004
DNA USA : A Genetic Portrait Of America
Bryan Sykes
599.93 Syk
The Complete Idiot's Guide To Genealogy
Christine Rose, Kay Germain Ingalls
929.1 Ros 2012
Evidence Explained : Citing History Sources From Artifacts To Cyberspace
Elizabeth Shown Mills
907.2 Mil 2009
The Family Tree Problem Solver : Tried-And-True Tactics For Tracing Elusive Ancestors
Marsha Hoffman Rising
929.1 Ris 2011
Evidence! : Citation & Analysis For The Family Historian
Elizabeth Shown Mills
929.1 Mil
The Oral History Workshop
Cynthia Hart, Lisa Samson
907.2 Har
Family History For The Older And Wiser : Find Your Roots With Online Tools
Susan Fifer
929.1 Fif
They Came In Ships
John Philip Colletta
929.1 Col 2002
Genealogical Standards Of Evidence : A Guide For Family Historians
Brenda Dougall Merriman, Ontario Genealogical Society
929.1 Mer
Time Traveller's Handbook : A Guide To The Past
Althea Douglas, Ontario Genealogical Society
929.1 Dou
Genealogy Online
Elizabeth Powell Crowe
929.1 Cro 2011
Tracing Your Family History
Lise Hull
929.1 Hul
Genealogy Online For Dummies
Matthew Helm, April Leigh Helm
929.1 Hel
Tracing Your Family Tree : In England, Ireland, Scotland And Wales
Kathy Chater
929.1 Cha
Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing
Megan Smolenyak
929.1 Smo
Who Do You Think You Are?
Megan Smolenyak
929.1 Smo
Mastering Online Genealogy
W. Daniel Quillen
929.1 Qui