The library has a number of books available for checkout to help patrons begin their own family history. Here are a few:

First steps in genealogy: a beginner's guide to researching your family history
Allen, Desmond Walls. 1998.
929.1 ALL

In search of your European roots
Baxter, Angus. 1986. 
929.1 BAX 

Genealogy for the first time: research your family history
Best, Laura. 2003
R 929.1 BES 

How to trace your Jewish roots: discovering your unique history
David, Jo. 2000.
929.1 DAV 

Unpuzzling your past: the best-selling basic guide to genealogy
Croom, Emily Anne. 2001.
929.1 CRO 

In search of British ancestry
Hamilton-Edwards, Gerald Kenneth Savery. 1983.
929.1 HAM 

A genealogist's guide to discovering your African-American ancestors: how to find and record your unique heritage
Smith, Franklin Carter. 2003.
R 929.1 SMI 

Mastering online genealogy
Quillen, W. Daniel. 2012.
929.102 QUI 

The complete beginner's guide to genealogy, the Internet, and your genealogy computer program
Clifford, Karen. 2001.
929.10285 CLI

AARP genealogy online: tech to connect
Helm, Matthew. 2012.
929.10285 HEL 

Organizing your family history search: efficient & effective ways to gather and protect your genealogical research
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. 2002.
929.1072 CAR

Long-distance genealogy
Crawford-Oppenheimer, Christine. 2000.
929.1072 CRA

Family history 101: a beginner's guide to finding your ancestors
Melnik, Marcia Yanizze. 2005
929.1072 MEL

They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins
Szucs, Loretto Dennis. 1998.
929.1072 SZU

Uncovering your ancestry through family photographs
Taylor, Maureen. 2000.
929.1072 TAY 

Tracing your Civil War ancestor
Groene, Bertram Hawthorne. 1973
929.3 GRO 

Your guide to cemetery research
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. 2002.
929.5 CAR 

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