Books

These are just a sampling of the many books available on genealogy and family history. Your local library is a good source for other books written on this topic.

GENEALOGY 101
How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage
Barbara Renick
Rutledge Hill Press
Nashville, Tennessee, 2003
A primer for those interested in looking into their genealogy, covering reasons for creating a family tree, where and how to look for information, and useful tools for seeking out this information.

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FAMILY HISTORY 101
A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Ancestors
Marcia D. Yannizze Melnyk
Family Tree Books
Cincinnati, 2005
A guide for beginners looking to start a family tree, detailing information such as where to start your search, helpful resources on the Internet, and ways to separate truth from fiction.

THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO GENEALOGY, SECOND EDITION
Christine Rose and Kay Germain Ingalls
Alpha Books
New York, 2006
Explains the basics of genealogical research, such as how and where to start your genealogical search, how to record the information you find, and ways to interview relatives.