January 2007

Reading Recommendations · Family History Guides

The Genealogy and Local History Department houses the largest genealogy collection in the Tristate. Among the thousands of titles are the following recommended guides which can be checked out.
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Trace Your Roots with DNA:Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner
Written by two of the country’s top genealogical researchers, this guide delves into the scientific approach to genealogy through DNA testing.

They Came In Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record

John Philip Colletta
A must read for navigating sources to chart your immigrant ancestor’s arrival in the United States.

Getting Started in Genealogy Online

William Dollarhide
A concise how-to guide which focuses on internet searching. Includes useful web addresses from every state.

Family History 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Ancestors

Marcia D. Yannizze Melnyk
This step-by-step guide will answer many questions for the fledgling genealogist.
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AVONTAYNU Guide to Jewish Genealogy

Edited by Sallynn Amdur Sack and Gary Mokotoff
This extensive guide covers all facets of Jewish genealogical research.

Beginner’s Guide to Germanic Genealogy

Lois Hemmeter Edwards
A good source for Germanic genealogy and history.

Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree

Tony Burroughs
This concise guide walks the beginning African-American genealogist through the search process step-by-step.
Need more suggestions? Contact the Genealogy and Local History Department by phone (513-369-6905) or email and a reference librarian will be happy to assist you.