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Genealogy Books

    

There are many “how to” books for just about every aspect of genealogical research.Also many of the major genealogy web sites have online guides covering a large range of topics for many countries, such as familysearch.org.However it is handy to have some good books at home for reference and the following is a very limited selection.Please appreciate this list is a guide only and does not come with any particular recommendations.

 

Also included below are links to book shops selling genealogy items.Further, to get some idea of the range of books available it is useful to visit a country’s National Library web site and search their online catalogue.Many books published in any one country also cover research in other countries.

  

If you are just starting out to research your family tree it is highly recommended that you obtain a good genealogy computer program so as to record your findings.The online bookshops below all sell a good selection of computer programs.

 

Scotland

  

Tracing your Scottish Ancestors: The Official Guide - by the National Archives of Scotland.[New edition published December 2011]

 

Scottish Genealogy - by B. Durie

   

Scottish Family History on the Web - by S. Raymond

 

S & N Genealogy - http://www.genealogysupplies.com

National Library of Scotland - http://www.nls.uk

 

England & Wales

 

The Family Tree Detective: A manual for Tracing Your Ancestors in England and Wales - by C. Rogers

 

Starting your family history - by M. Ward

 

Tracing your family history - by A. Adolph

  

S & N Genealogy - http://www.genealogysupplies.com

British Library - http://www.bl.uk

 

Australia

 

Compiling Your Family History - by Society of Australian Genealogists

 

Family History for Beginners and Beyond - by Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra

 

Gould Books - http://www.gould.com.au

National Library of Australia - http://www.nla.gov.au

 

United States

 

The Handybook for Genealogists

 

The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy - by Val D. Greenwood

 

Genealogical.com - http://www.genealogical.com

Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov

Globalgenealogy.com - http://globalgenealogy.com

 

Canada

 

Starting Out in Genealogy - by Ruth Burkholder

 

Canadian Family History in the 21st Century - by Fawne Stratford-Devai

 

Globalgenealogy.com - http://globalgenealogy.com

Library and Archives Canada - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

 

Grahame Thom

Sennachie

   

Added 10/07/2010

Updated 15/12/2011