Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

Introduction: Genealogy Sources
Mary K. Mannix
1 International
2 North America 
3 Latin America 
4 Europe 
5 Asia 
6 Australia and Oceania 
7 Heraldry 
9 African Americans 
10 Hispanic Americans 
11 Jews 
12 Native Americans
13 Quakers
Introduction: Biography Sources
Fred Burchsted and Anna Esty
14 International 
15 North America 
16 Latin America and the Caribbean 
17 Europe 
18 Africa 
19 Asia 
20 Australia and Oceania

Mary K. Mannix

Mary K. Mannix, Maryland Room Manager, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick County Public Libraries, serves as the Contributing Editor for the Genealogy section of the Guide to Reference.

Fred Burchsted

Fred Burchsted, Research Librarian at Widener Library, Harvard University, serves as Contributing Editor for the Biography section of the Guide to Reference.

Jo Bell Whitlatch

Jo Bell Whitlatch is reference librarian, history and political science selector, and occasional instructor at San Jose State University Library. She offers general reference and basic library instruction as well as specialized research assistance and collection development in history and political science. A leader in the professional reference discipline, she is past president of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and has served as author and/or editor on Reference Assessment Manual, Library Users and Reference Services, and The Role of Academic Reference Librarian. She holds a doctorate in library and information studies from the University of California, Berkeley.