Librarian's Genealogy Notebook

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Genealogical research is one of the fastest growing pastimes in the United States, and libraries are the first stop for those eager to find their roots.

The Librarian's Genealogy Notebook includes the most concise and useful information on where to begin your search for genealogical records. The introduction provides the information librarians need to help patrons get started on their family histories. Author Dahrl E. Moore helps librarians mine their own libraries for reference sources that might already be available, includes useful advice on obtaining information from external sources, and also offers general sources libraries may want to provide access to or own.

Both location and access are provided. Easy to use checklists help librarians direct patrons to the right information throughout their research.

    Section 1 Brief Introduction to Genealogy and Family History
      How to Begin: A Guide for Librarians and Researchers
    Section 2 Library Reference Service
      Know Your Own Library
      Reference Interview
      Local history
      Children and Genealogy
    Section 3 Checklist of Genealogical Sources and Abbreviations
      Home Sources
    Section 4 Census Records and Forms, 1800–1920
      Using Census Records
      Other Censuses
    Section 5 Other Genealogical Records: Vital Records, Passenger Lists, Land
      Records, and Wills and Probate
      Vital Records
      Passenger Lists
      Land Records
      Wills and Probate
    Section 6 General Books Most Libraries Should Own
    Section 7 Basic Genealogy Bibliography
    Section 8 Helpful Classification Schedules: Library of Congress and Dewey
      Library of Congress
      Dewey Decimal System
    Section 9 State, County, City, Town, and Area Sources
    Section 10 Libraries with Large Genealogical Collections
    Section 11 National Genealogical Societies
    Section 12 Genealogical Book Publishers
    Section 13 Book Dealers and Suppliers
      Book Dealers
    Section 14 National Archives, Branches, and Presidential Libraries
      National Archives
      Presidential Libraries
    Section 15 Education, Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars
    Section 16 Computer Programs and Databases and the Internet
      Computer Programs and Databases
      The Internet
    Section 17 Genealogical Periodicals
    Section 18 English Genealogy, Regnal Years, and the Change in Calendar
    Section 19 Military Service Records and American Wars and Engagements, 1565–1990
      Military Service Records
      American Wars and Engagements, 1565–1990
    Section 20 Miscellaneous Tidbits
      Fraternal Organizations
      Lineage Societies
      General Sources
      1 Research Calendar
      2 Correspondence Calendar
      3 Ancestor Chart
      4 Family Group Record
      5 1800–1820 Census—United States
      6 1810 Census—United States
      7 1820–1840 Census—United States
      8 1850 Census—United States
      9 1860 Census—United States
      10 1870 Census—United States
      11 1880 Census—United States
      12 1900 Census—United States
      13 1910 Census—United States
      14 1920 Census—United States
      15 Principal Meridians and Base Lines of the Federal System of Rectangular Surveys
      16 State Sources
      17 County, City, Town, and Area Sources
      18 Form 80—Order for copies of Veterans Records

Dahrl E. Moore

Dahrl E. Moore is a university librarian at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. As president of the Palm Beach County Genealogical Society, she lectures on various genealogical subjects for the society's workshops and seminars. She has also taught library resources in genealogical research for the University of South Forida Library and Information Science Program.

"...does an outstanding job of presenting the essential materials for a current genealogy collection... [This book], to be commended for its currentness and its descriptive working lists, is in a class of its own."
—National Genealogical Quarterly