A Genealogy Pathfinder

A Journey Through Your Family History

A Place to Begin

Allen, Desmond Walls. Family History Detective 2nd ed. 2011
GS 929.1 ALL

Best, Laura. Genealogy for the First Time 2003
GS 929.1 BES

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Organizing Your Family History Search 1999
GS 929.1 CAR

Clifford, Karen. The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program 2011
GS 929.01 CLI

Dowell, David R. Crash Course in Genealogy 2011
GS 292.1 DOW

Fleming, Ann. The Organized Family Historian 2004
GS 929.1072 FLE

Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy 3rd ed. 2000
GS R 929.1072 GRE

Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America 11th ed. 2006
GS R 929.1 072 HAN

Melnyk, Marcia Yannizze. Family History 101 2005
GS 929.1072 MEL

Morgan, George M. How to Do Everything With Genealogy 2012
GS 929.1 MOR

Powell, Kimberly. The Everything Family Tree Book 2006
GS 929.1072 POW

Quillen, W. Daniel. Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors 2011
GS 929.1072 QUI

Renick, Barbara. Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage 2003
GS 929.1 REN

Rose, Christine. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy 2012
GS 929.1072 ROS

Smolenyak, Megan. Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing 2012
GS 929.1 SMO

Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ed. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy 2006
GS R 929.1072 SOU

The Next Destination

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. The Genealogist’s Address Book 2009
GS R 929.1025 BEN

Bockman, Jeffrey A. Give Your Family a Gift that Money Can’t Buy: Record & Preserve Your Family’s History 2007
GS 929.1072 BOC

Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: A Genealogist’s Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes 1999
GS 929.1 DOL

Dollarhide, William. Census Substitutes & State Census Records (2 vols.) 2008
GS 929.1072 DOL

The Family Tree Sourcebook: Your Essential Directory of American County and Town Records 2010
GS R 929.1072 FAM

Genealogies in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography (5 vols.) 2001
GS R 929.1016 GEN

Kemp, Thomas Jay. American Census Handbook 2001
GS R 929.1072 KEM

Kemp, Thomas Jay. International Vital Records Handbook 5th ed. 2009
GS R 929.1072 KEM

Lainhart, Ann S. State Census Records 1992
GS/R 929.373 LAI

Mills, Elizabeth S. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 2009
GS R 907.2 MIL

Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records 1998
GS R 929.373 PRI

Quick Tips for Genealogists 2003
GS 929.1072 QUI

Quillen, W. Daniel. Mastering Census & Military Records 2013
GS 929.1028 QUI

Quillen, W. Daniel. Mastering Immigration & Naturalization Records 2011
GS 929.1028 QUI

Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources 2004
GS/R 929.1072 RED

Rose, Christine. Courthouse Research for Family Historians 2004
GS 929.1072 ROS

Smith, Juliana Szucs. The Ancestry Family Historian’s Address Book 2003
GS R 929.1025 SMI

A Guide for the Thorny Path

Carangelo, Lori. The Ultimate Search Book: Worldwide Adoption, Genealogy & Other Search Secrets 2011
GS 929.1 CAR

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors 1998
GS 929.1082 CAR

Colletta, John Philip. They Came In Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record 3rd ed. 2002
GS 929.1072 COL

Croom, Emily Anne. The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for Successful Family History Research 2000
GS 929.1072 CRO

500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems 2003
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Gates, Henry Louis. Finding Oprah’s Roots: Finding Your Own 2007
GS 929.1072 GAT

Hatcher, Patricia Law. Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records 2003
GS 929.1072 HAT

Jacobson, Judy. A Field Guide for Genealogists 2003
GS 929.1 JAC

Johnson, Richard S. How to Locate Anyone Who Is or Has Been in the Military: Armed Forces Locator Guide 1999
GS R 355.0025 JOH

Kennett, Debbie. DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-first Century 2011
GS 929.1028 KEN

Knox, Debra Johnson. WWII Military Records: A Family Historian’s Guide 2003
GS 940.5467 KNO

Pfeiffer, Laura Szucs. Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places 2000
GS 929.1073 PFE

Pomery, Chris. DNA and Family History 2004
GS 929.1072 POM

Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians 2001
GS 929.1 PRO

Rising, Marsha Hoffman. The Family Tree Problem Solver 2011
GS 929.1072 RIS

Rose, Christine. Courthouse Indexes Illustrated 2006
GS 929.1072 ROS

Schaefer, Christina K. The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers 1998
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Schaefer, Christina K. Guide to Naturalization Records in the United States 1997
GS R 929.3 SCH

Schaefer, Christina K. The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy 1999
GS 929.1082 SCH

Szucs, Loretto Dennis. They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins 1997
GS 929.1072 SZU

Taylor, Maureen Alice. Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs 2005
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A Map for the Virtual Search

Cooke, Lisa Louise. The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox 2011
GS 025.0692 COO

Crowe, Elizabeth Powell. Genealogy Online 9th ed. 2011
GS 929.1072 CRO

Gormley, Myra Vanderpool. The Official Guide to Rootsweb.com 2007
GS 929.102 GOR

Helm, Matthew. Genealogy Online for Dummies 2011
GS 929.1028 HEL

Hendrickson, Nancy. Discover Your Family History Online 2012
GS 929.1028 HEN

Kemp, Thomas Jay. Virtual Roots 2.0: A Guide to Genealogy and Local History on the World Wide Web 2003
GS 929.1028 KEM

Morgan, George G. The Official Guide to Ancestry.com 2008
GS 025.0692 MOR

Otterson, Michael. Finding Your Family on the Internet 2006
GS 929.1072 OTT

Powell, Kimberly. The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy 2011
GS 929.1028 POW

Quillen, W. Daniel. Mastering Online Genealogy 2011
GS 929.1028 QUI

Tanner, James L. The Guide to FamilySearch Online 2011
GS 929.1028 TAN

Waters, Colin. Family History on the Net 2011/12 2011
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Another Way to Travel


  • Ancestry
  • Discovering Family History
  • Everton’s Genealogical Helper
  • Family Chronicle
  • Family History
  • Family Tree
  • Internet Genealogy

Other Sources To Investigate

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton, Chicago, IL 60610

Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

Schaumburg Illinois Family History Center
1320 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60195

National Archives at Chicago
7358 S. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60029

Wilmette Illinois Family History Center
2727 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091

Please call ahead for business hours and available parking.

Always feel free to ask for assistance at the Reference Desk or of a Genealogy volunteer.

Good luck as you begin or continue the journey!