Librarian's Genealogy Notebook: A Guide to Resources / Edition 1

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Genealogy research is one of the fastest growing pastimes in the United States, and libraries are going to be the first stop for those who have caught the disease. The well-armed librarian will want the Librarian's Genealogy Notebook when encountering both leisurely and more rabid genealogy researchers. This vital source includes an abundance of information on obtaining information from external sources as well as the general sources libraries may want to own or provide easy access to. Included are guides to the complete range of sources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838907443
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Brief Introduction to Genealogy and Family History 1
Sect. 2 Library Reference Service 7
Sect. 3 Checklist of Genealogical Sources and Abbreviations Used in Genealogy 15
Sect. 4 Census Records and Forms, 1800-1920 19
Sect. 5 Other Genealogical Records: Vital Records, Passenger Lists, Land Records, and Wills and Probate 23
Sect. 6 General Books Most Libraries Should Own 31
Sect. 7 Basic Genealogy Bibliography 40
Sect. 8 Helpful Classification Schedules: Library of Congress and Dewey 48
Sect. 9 State, County, City, Town, and Area Sources 50
Sect. 10 Libraries with Large Genealogical Collections 52
Sect. 11 National Genealogical Societies 58
Sect. 12 Genealogical Book Publishers 60
Sect. 13 Book Dealers and Suppliers 63
Sect. 14 National Archives, Branches, and Presidential Libraries 66
Sect. 15 Education, Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars 71
Sect. 16 Computer Programs and Databases and the Internet 74
Sect. 17 Genealogical Periodicals 80
Sect. 18 English Genealogy, Regnal Years, and the Change in Calendar 83
Sect. 19 Military Service Records and American Wars and Engagements, 1565-1990 85
Sect. 20 Miscellaneous Tidbits 90
App. 1 Research Calendar 101
App. 2 Correspondence Calendar 103
App. 3 Ancestor Chart 105
App. 4 Family Group Record 107
App. 5 1800-1810 Census - United States 109
App. 6 1820 Census - United States 111
App. 7 1830-1840 Census - United States 113
App. 8 1850 Census - United States 115
App. 9 1860 Census - United States 117
App. 10 1870 Census - United States 119
App. 11 1880 Census - United States 121
App. 12 1900 Census - United States 123
App. 13 1910 Census - United States 125
App. 14 1920 Census - United States 127
App. 15 Principal Meridians and Base Lines of the Federal System of Rectangular Surveys 129
App. 16 State Sources 131
App. 17 County, City, Town, and Area Sources 133
App. 18 Form 80 - Order for Copies of Veterans Records 135
Index 137
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