Selected Resources for: Genealogy

Subject Librarian:

Janet Roseen

j-rose@tc.umn.edu

This subject covers: Genealogical resources available in the University of Minnesota Libraries; Internet resources; how to do genealogy; specific tools for ethnic research


Article Databases and Indexes

Indexes, Other

A comprehensive index to more than 12 million biographical sketches in more than 3,400 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering over 4 million contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.

New York Times Obituaries Index, 1858-1968

New York Times Obituaries Index, 1969-1978

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Contains detailed arrival information on individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports, indexed by name and searchable by keyword

Personal Name Index to the New York Times


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress

Bibliography of American County Histories

Genealogical Resources of the Minnesota Historical Society: A Guide

Genealogies Cataloged by the Library of Congress Since 1986

Holdings of Newspapers in Master Negative Microfilm (Minnesota Historical Society)

Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records

United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography


Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Atlases & Maps

Genealogical and Historical Atlas of the United States of America

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920

Township Atlas of the United States


Biographical Sources

Biography Index: A Cumulative Index to Biographical Material in Books and Magazines

Quarterly, with annual (formerly three-year) cumulations. The best known and most often used
biographical index, it covers over 3,000 periodicals and numerous books.
Search by name or occupation.


Dictionaries

Dictionary of Genealogical Sources in the Public Records Office (Great Britain)

Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England


Directories

Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capital Area

Directory of American Libraries with Genealogy or Local History Collections

Directory of Genealogical Societies in the United States and Canada

Directory: Historical Societies and Agencies in the United States and Canada

Genealogist's Address Book

Sourcebook of County Court Records

A national guide to civil, criminal, and probate records at the county and municipal levels within the State Court System


Encyclopedias

Genealogist's Encyclopedia


Handbooks and Manuals

Handy Book for Genealogists

International Vital Records Handbook

Minnesota Genealogical Reference Guide


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

More than 101,000 links to Internet genealogy resources.

Search for you ancestors in the LDS records collection

Ancestry.com's interactive site. The database contains information provided by the Social Security Administration through the end of September 2001 and contains 66,668,463 names.

Links to Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Provides information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death, marriage cetificates, and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States.


Primary Source Materials

Archival Materials

Genline's archive contains church records from the 16th-20th century for research in Swedish genealogy. A helpful guide is found on pages 51-52 and 58-60 in Your Swedish roots: a step by step handbook, by Per Clemensson & Kjell Andersson. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004); Wilson Library Reference Quarto CS922 .C57 2004.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

The Minnesota Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Guides to Working with Government Publications

Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches

Genealogical and Biographical Research

A select catalog of National Archives microfilm publications

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives

Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States

Identified all repositories of naturalization records by types of recods hel, dates of coverage, location of original and microfilmed records

Military Service Records

A select catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications

Using Records in the National Archives for Genealogical Research


Writing Guides

Cite Your Sources: A Manual for Documenting Family Histories and Genealogical Records.

For All Times: A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History


University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

The IHRC collects, preserves, and makes available archival and published resources documenting immigration and ethnicity on a national scope. These materials are particularly rich for ethnic groups that originated in eastern, central, and southern Europe and the Near East -- those who came to this country during the Great Migration that gained momentum in the 1880s and peaked in the first decades of the 20th century.


Library Information

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