Search our Catalog by Keyword for: genealogy manuals.
Also try these quick and easy genealogy books in the Children's Department:
Please visit A Young Person's Guide to Genealogy for more resources.
As your family's historian, you will spend most of your time tracking down the records produced by and about your ancestors during their lives. Called "primary sources", these documents include birth & death certificates, family bibles, military records, and more. The following resources can help you locate these records:
The library subscribes to these databases:
Try these websites for free genealogy information on the Internet:
Learn about the different types of DNA tests for genealogy and the ethical standards of testing for DNA.
Search our Catalog by Keyword for: genetic genealogy.
Organize and interpret your research with these charts and forms:
When using a search engine like Google.com, try using the following search pattern:
See this extensive guide compiled by the Alamance NC Public Library.
Go to: http://alamancelibraries.libguides.com/gen-how-to
Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Beginning Your Family History Research
Revised: 28 August 2018
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