Books on Genealogy

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  • Within our Lago Vista Public Library catalog
    • (NEW) Organize your genealogy
      • Strategies and solutions for every researcher
      • By Drew Smith
      • Non-fiction 929.1 SMI
    • (NEW) Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook
      • A how-to manual for tracing your family tree on the #1 genealogy website
      • By Nancy Hendrickson
      • Non-fiction 929.1 HEN
    • History for Genealogists – 2016
      • Using chronological time lines to find and understand your ancestors
      • By Judy Jacobson
      • Non-fiction 929.107 JAC
    • The Foundling
      • The true story of a kidnapping, a family secret, and my search for the real me
      • By Paul Joseph Fronczak, with Alex Tresniowski
      • Non-fiction 364.15 FRO
    • The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy
      • By Val D. Greenwood
      • Non-fiction 929 GRE
    • Unofficial guide to Ancestry.com:
      • How to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website
      • By Nancy Hendrickson
      • Non-fiction 929 HEN
    • Courthouse Research for Family Historians
      • Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures
      • By Christine Rose
      • Non-fiction 929 ROS
    • How to trace your family tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales:
      • The complete practical handbook for all detectives of family history
      • By Kathy Chater
      • Non-fiction 929.1 CHA
    • Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques
      • By George C. Morgan and Drew Smith
      • Non-fiction 929.1 MOR
    • Family Photo Detective
      • Learn How to Find GENEALOGY CLUES in Old Photos and Solve FAMILY PHOTO MYSTERIES
      • By Maureen Taylor, the photo detective
      • Non-fiction 929.10 TAY
    • Where the Bodies Are
      • Final Visits to the Rich, Famous & Interesting
      • By Patricia Brooks
      • Non-fiction 929.107 BRO
    • The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe
      • Your Essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe
      • By Allison Dolan and the editors of Family Tree Magazine
      • Non-fiction 929.107 DOL
    • Finding your roots:
      • The official companion to the PBS series
      • By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
      • Non-fiction 929.107 GAT
    • History for Genealogists – 2009
      • Using chronological time lines to find and understand your ancestors
      • By Judy Jacobson
      • Non-fiction 929.107 JAC
    • The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide
      • How to Find, Record, and Preserve Your Ancestors’ Graves
      • By Joy Neighbors
      • Non-fiction 929.107 NEI
    • The Family Tree Problem Solver
      • Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors
      • By Marsha Hoffman Rising
      • Non-fiction 929.107 RIS
    • Finding your family on the internet:
      • The ultimate guide to online family history research
      • By Michael Otterson
      • Non-fiction 929.1072 OTT
    • The Hidden Half of the Family
      • A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy
      • By Christina Kassabian Schaefer
      • Non-fiction 929.108 SCH
    • Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850
      • Originally published in 1906 by the New England Historic Genealogical Society
      • Printed by the Cornell University Library in 2012
      • Non-fiction 929.3 NOR
    • New Eng­land ­mar­riages pri­or ­to 1700: Vol­ume 1, A – K
      • By Clarence Almon Torrey
      • Non-fiction 929.374 TOR
    • New Eng­land ­mar­riages pri­or ­to 1700: Vol­ume 2, L – Z and In­dex
      • By Clarence Almon Torrey
      • Non-fiction 929.374 TOR
    • The Expansion of New England
      • The spread of New England settlement and institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620-1865
      • By Lois Kimball Mathews
      • Non-fiction 974 MAT
    • Slaves in the Family
      • By Edward Ball
      • Non-fiction section 975.79 BAL
    • Black Cowboys
      • By Paul W. Stewart and Wallace Yvonne Ponce.
      • Non-fiction section 978.004 STE
    • Orphan Train – a Novel
      • By Christina Baker Kline
      • Fiction section: F KLI
      • Actually a fictional story, but deals with the controversial true subject of orphan trains, which ran in the U.S. from 1853 – 1930.
    • A Hundred Years of Comfort in Texas
      • A centennial history revised and enlarged
      • Texana section TEX 917.64 RAN
    • The Family of Walter Loammer Ray & Mary Henrietta Crawford
      • Texana section TEX 929.2 FAM
    • Stolen heritage: a Mexican-American’s rediscovery of his family’s lost land grant
      • By Abel G. Rubio
      • Texana section TEX 929.2 RUB
    • Nameless: Its Story and Its People
      • By Genny Kercheville
      • Texana section 976.4 KER
    • Wimberley: historic belle of the Blanco
      • By Dorothy Wimberley Kerbow
      • Texana section TEX 976.4 KER
    • Black Cowboys of Texas
      • Edited by Sara R. Massey
      • Texana section TEX 976.4 MAS
    • Lago Vista: Its Story and Its People
      • By The Lago Vista Historical Society
      • Edited by Bruce Vernier and JoAnn Siefken
      • Texana section 976.4 VER
    • Salado, Texas: frontier college town
      • By Charles Alton Turnbo
      • Texana section TEX 976.42 TUR
    • And Then There Were Three Thousand
      • By Donna M. Hull
      • Texana section TEX B HUL
    • The Cypress and Other Writings of a German Pioneer in Texas
      • By Hermann Seele
      • Texana section TEX B SEE
    • (ON OVERDRIVE – downloadable e-books):
      • AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect
        • By April Leigh Helm
    • (ON OVERDRIVE – downloadable e-books):
      • The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy:
        • Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree
        • By Kimberly Powell
  • Books available through other sources:
    • Genealogy Offline:
      • A Beginner’s Guide to Family History Records That Are Not Online
      • By Claudia C. Breland
      • Published 2013
    • The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide:
      • How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe
      • By James M. Beidler
      • Published 2014
    • There are also “The Family Tree ______ Genealogy Guide” for other nationalities.
      • Irish
      • Italian
      • Eastern European: Polish, Czech and Slovak
      • European
    • Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors
      • The essential genealogical guide to early modern Ulster, 1600-1800
      • 2nd new edition, Sept. 2018
      • By William Roulston
    • An Illustrated Guide to Tracing Your Family History
      • By James Gibb
      • Published 2010
      • More illustrations than text, but helpful for visual conceptualizing
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