Repost: Some great basic genealogy guidebooks

As promised during the questions on tonight’s BCG webinar, here is the repost about a few guidebooks.   Genealogy guidebooks are an important part of our genealogical education. The list below is a sampling of basic genealogy guidebooks that are important to beginning and for more advanced researchers.  If you are only checking online resources and yet wondering what other records there might be, these guides will fill you with tons of ideas and places to look. This is not a list of all that is available.

1.    Croom, Emily Anne. Unpuzzling Your Past. 4th Ed. “Expanded, Updated and Revised.” Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2010.

2.    Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2017.

3.   Morgan, George. How to Do Everything Genealogy. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015.

4.  Rose, Christine and Kay Ingalls. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy. 3d ed. New York: Alpha Books, 2012.

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2 comments on “Repost: Some great basic genealogy guidebooks

  1. I have read one and shared it with others. The other four are on my shelf and will be the line up for books to read next. Thank you for sharing the list.

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