Monday, September 15, 2008

Miriam's Ten Essential Genealogy Books

For the 56th Carnival of Genealogy, we have been asked to name the top ten books in our personal genealogy libraries. My list includes those I use on a regular basis either for personal research or for my teachings and presentations, but does not include those I consider essential yet are merely on my wish list. Some of these titles are older editions, and of these, I was lucky enough to win them in one package at one of our society's book auctions several years ago. They may be older tomes, but they serve me well:
  1. 1. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources edited by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., C.G.
  2. 2. The Everything Family Tree Book (2nd Edition) by Kimberly Powell
  3. 3. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  4. 4. A History of US (10-volume series) by Joy Hakim
  5. 5. Michigan Genealogy: Sources & Resources (2nd Edition) by Carol McGinnis
  6. 6. New York State Censuses & Substitutes by William Dollarhide
  7. 7. Organizing Your Family History Search: Efficient & Effective Ways to Gather and Protect Your Genealogical Research by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  8. 8. Searching American Probate Records by Fran Carter
  9. 9. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy edited by Arlene Eakle & Johni Cerny
  10. 10. Your Guide to the Federal Census for genealogists, researchers, and family historians by Kathleen W. Hinckley

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