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Moffat Library Databases: Genealogy

Core Genealogy Datebases

Ancestry Library Edition From Home - Available Through July 31

From The Catalog

Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith

Call Number: 929.1 MOR
Publication Date: 2014

 

Learn how to use innovative techniques to unearth hard-to-find ancestors. The authors use up-to-date and highly organized methods and techniques to show you how to find the elusive details to round out your genealogy research, and get past the brick walls that have stumped you. They cover a variety of software programs and specialized genealogy tools, and even address using modern social networking as a practical source.

 

Family Trees

by Francois Weil

Call Number: 929.209 WEI
Publication Date: 2013-04-30

Over the centuries, generations have sketched coats of arms, embroidered family trees, established local genealogical societies, and carefully filled in the blanks in their bibles, all in pursuit of self-knowledge and status through kinship ties. This long and varied history of American's search for identity illuminates the story of America itself, according to Francois Weil, as fixations with social standing, racial purity, and national belonging gave way in the twentieth century to an embrace of diverse ethnicity and heritage. Today, Ancestry.com attracts over two million members with census records and ship manifests, while popular television shows depict celebrities exploring archives and submitting to DNA testing to learn the stories of their forebears. Further advances in genetics promise new insights as Americans continue their restless pursuit of past and place in an ever-changing world.

The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide

by Joy Neighbors

Call Number: 929.37 NEI
Publication Date: 2017-10-20

Unearth clues to your past. Not all research can be done from home - sometimes you have to head into the field. Cemeteries are crucial for any genealogist's search, and this book will show you how to search for and analyze your ancestors' graves. Discover tools for locating tombstones, tips for traipsing through cemeteries, an at-a-glance guide to frequently used gravestone icons, and practical strategies for on-the-ground research. And once you've returned home, learn how to incorporate gravestone information into your research, as well as how to upload grave locations to BillionGraves and record your findings in memorial pages on Find A Grave.

The Family Tree Problem Solver

by Marsha Hoffman Rising

Call Number: 929.1 RIS
Publication Date: 2011-04-19

 

Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find: Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names.

 

The Family Tree Sourcebook

From the editors of Family Tree Magazine
Call Number: 929.1 FAM 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-20

Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including:

  • Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state
  • Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth of records hidden in the county courthouse
  • Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies
  • Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research

Historic Graves and Monuments

Specialized Resources