Genealogy Research Libraries
10 Tips for Your Research Trip to the Family History Library
Advance preparation for your visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City can save you hours of time to spend on more research. Before you make the trek to the Family History Library, read these tips for a successful visit.
10 Questions to Ask Before You Visit the Library
Whether you're planning a trip to the State Historical Society, the Family History Library, the National Archives or the local courthouse, it pays to be prepared. Avoid frustration and increase your research time by asking these 10 question in advance of your visit.
Free Genealogy Databases at Your Local Library
Your library card could be the key that unlocks your family tree. Learn how to find and access genealogical databases for free through your local library - both at the library and from the comfort of home.
Visiting a Family History Center - Mormon Genealogy Records Near You
Learn how to research your family tree at a Mormon Family History Center near you, with tips for locating a FHC and requesting genealogical records from Salt Lake City.
10 Fabulous Sources for Family History Books Online
Before you head to the local library or bookstore, take time to explore the hundreds of thousands of genealogies, local histories and other publications of genealogical interest available online for free! A few major fee-based collections (clearly marked) are also highlighted.
Daughters of the American Revolution Library
The DAR library in Washington D.C. is one of the largest genealogical libraries in the world. It has been open to the public since 1900 and contains over 160,000 books on American genealogy & local history, 300,000 genealogical files and manuscripts, 60,000 microforms of genealogical data and 15,000 volumes of unpublished genealogical records including bible records and cemetery transcripts.
Allen County Public Library - Genealogy Center
Fred J. Reynolds Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library in Indiana was organized in 1961 by the library director for whom it was named. The department's renowned collection contains more than 232,000 printed volumes and 288,000 items of microfilm and microfiche covering genealogy around the world, especially the U.S., Canada, the British Isles and Germany.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the United States' oldest federal cultural institution. It preserves more than 119 million records including the largest map collection in the world. The LOC serves all Americans through its popular Web site and in its 22 reading rooms on Capitol Hill. Don't miss the great American Memory collection!
National Archives and Records Administration
Genealogists are the most numerous users of the Washington, DC research rooms and the 13 regional facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). They hold millions of records of interest to genealogists - especially U.S. census, immigration, military records and Native American records.
Repository of Primary Sources
This site, maintained by Terry Abraham of the University of Idaho is said to be the most comprehensive listing of archival Web sites available, with over 3,100 sites worldwide arranged by region. It includes many of the major genealogical libraries with primary source documents.
The Newberry Library
This well-known genealogy research library located in Chicago, Illinois maintains a collection of over 17,000 genealogies, especially noteworthy for its coverage of colonial America and its many rare titles covering gentry and noble families of the British Isles. Also of note - a wonderful local history collection covering the US, Canada and the British Isles.
New York Public Library, Local History & Genealogy
Unlike most other genealogical and local history collections, the NYPL acquires materials beyond the local region, including international sources. They accept mail reference inquiries and maintain very useful online guides to biographical sources and obituaries.
The WWW Library Directory
Look for a library near you with this Web site which indexes over 7350 libraries and library-related Web sites in 130 countries.