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Genealogy and Family History: Print Books

A guide to assist those interested in starting a family history project.

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Subject Headings for Information on Genealogy in the TMCC Library Catalog

Information on genealogy may be found under these Subject Headings:

  • African Americans - Genealogy
  • American Loyalists Massachusetts
  • China - Genealogy
  • Europe Genealogy
  • European Americans Genealogy
  • Genealogy
  • Genealogy - Bibliography
  • Genealogy - Computer network resources
  • Genealogy - Fiction
  • Genealogy - Methodology
  • Genealogy - Portugal - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Genealogy - Research
  • Genealogy - Spain - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Great Britain - Genealogy
  • Heraldry
  • Herkimer County (N.Y.) Genealogy
  • Highlands (Scotland) - Genealogy
  • Ireland - Genealogy
  • Jews - Genealogy
  • Latin America - Genealogy - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Names, Personal
  • Nevada - Genealogy
  • Normandy (France ) - Genealogy
  • Norway Genealogy
  • Presidents - United States - Genealogy
  • Registers of births
  • Scotland - Genealogy
  • Swedish Americans - Genealogy - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • United States - Genealogy
  • United States - Genealogy - Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Sample Record for a Book in the Library Catalog

Here is a sample book from the TMCC Library Catalog.

TMCC Library Collections

Library Reference Collection (location: 2nd floor)

Reference books are condensed, authoritative books such as encyclopedias.  Many reference books contain primary sources and original documents. 

General Collection  (location: 2nd floor)

Very large and very good collection, shelved mainly on the second floor of the Main Library.  Ask the Reference Librarians for assistance.  These books are allowed to leave the library.

Nevada Collection (location: 2nd floor)

A specialized collection on the history and people of Nevada.

Online Books in the Book and Video Catalog

These books are best searched through the direct link to the eBrary database.

 

How to Find Information Within A Book Quickly: A Short Video

While the TMCC Library has many books on genealogy, don't forget your public library. They are also an excellent source of information.

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Call Numbers to locate paper books on genealogy in our General and Reference Collections

Information on the subject of genealogy is most likely to be found in these call number areas:

  • CR 21 .D4 The heraldic imagination
  • CR 21 .F7 1976 The art of heraldry
  • CR 21 .N482 1981 A guide to heraldry
  • CR 21 .O44 1987 Introduction to heraldry
  • CR 492 .W66 1988 The Oxford guide to heraldry
  • CR 1612 .P5 1965 Heraldry, ancestry and titles; questions and answers
  • CS 9 .P48 The genealogist's encyclopedia
  • CS 14 .F58 2008 The dead horse investigation: forensic photo analysis for everyone 
  • Ref CS 16 .B47 Family history: a bibliography of bibliographies
  • CS 16 .M686 2014 Advanced genealogy research techniques
  • CS 16 .M69 2004 How to do everything with your genealogy
  • CS 16 .M69 2012 How to do everything with your genealogy
  • CS21 .B48 2016 The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and genetic genealogy
  • CS 21 .B55 Black Genealogy
  • CS 21 .R58 Finding our fathers: a guidebook to Jewish genealogy
  • Ref CS 21.5 .P69 2011 The everything guide to online genealogy: use the web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree
  • CS 47 .G73 1990 The researcher's guide to American genealogy
  • CS 47 .T733 Tracing your roots
  • CS 49 .K64  The grand-families of America, 1776-1976: patterns of origin, settlement, and growth of families with predominant surnames: a Bicentennial reference
  • CS 49.R66 2004 Courthouse research for family historians
  • CS 49 .R665 2011 Military Bounty Land, 1776-1855
  • CS 49 .S322 1999 Hidden half of the family: a sourcebook for women's genealogy
  • CS 68 .C484 1991 Index to U.S. Invalid Pension Records 1801-1815
  • CS 69 .R59 2009 Ancestors of American Presidents
  • CS 222 .C36 2000 Guide to Cuban Genealogical Research: Records and Sources
  • CS 403 .D65 2013 The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe
  • CS 432 .H8 C47 2012 Tracing your Huguenot Ancestors: a Guide for Family historians
  • CS 432 .N7 L69 1975 The origins of some Anglo-Norman families
  • CS 464 .C67 1993 Tracing your Scottish ancestry
  • CS 483 .G74 2012 Tracing your Irish Ancestors: the complete guide
  • CS 922 .C57 2004 Your Swedish Roots: a step by step handbook 
  • CS 943 .R97 1997 Finding your Hispanic roots
  • CS 2303 .L35 Our names, where they came from and what they mean
  • Ref CS2305 .R65 1994 Cassell Dictionary of Proper Names
  • Ref CS 2367 .D83 1984 Facts on File Dictionary of First Names
  • CS 2367 .D84 First Names First
  • Ref CS 2385 .H27 1988 Dictionary of Surnames
  • CS 2385 K46 2012 Surnames Handbook
  • CS 2415 .M235 1972 Irish Families: their names, arms and Origins
  • CS 2415 .M24 1985 Surnames of Ireland
  • CS 2435 .B55 Surnames of Scotland: their origin, meaning and history
  • CS 2465 .F45 1967 Surnames as a science
  • CS 2487 .H66 1983 Family Names: the origins, meaning, mutations and history of more than 2,800 American names
  • CS 2487 .J66 1995 German American Names
  • CS 2501 .B35 1969 Family Names and their story
  • CS 2505 .R39 2005 Dictionary of English Surnames
  • CS 2505 .R43 2015 Surnames, DNA, and family history
  • CS 2715 .F8 1987 Our Italian Surnames
  • CS 2745 .P55 1996 Hispanic Surnames and family history
  • CS 2970 .S35 1989 Islamic Names
  • CS 2990 .C366 2000 In search of your Asian Roots
  • Ref CS 2990 .L68 1998/2008 Chinese American Names: tradition and transition
  • CS 3010 .G67 1992 Jewish Personal Names
  • CS 3010 .K28 1996 Dictionary of Jewish Names and their history
  • D5 M55 2015 Evidence explanied: citing history sources from artifacts to cyperspace
  • E 184 .P7 A419 2016 The family tree: Polish, Czech & Slovak genealogy guide: how to trace your family tree in Eastern Europe
  • E 184 .S2 F6 2002 A History of Norwegian Immigration to the United States
  • E 185.96 .S6514 2008 A genealogist's guide to discovering your African-American Ancestors
  • E 186.99 .S5 A625 2012 National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
  • E255 .U53 1991 The Pension List of 1820
  • E277 .J77 2012 The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions, and Claims
  • E 281 .D17 2000 American Prisoners of the Revolution
  • E 585 .A35 B58 1994 Black confederates in the U.S. Civil War: a compiled list of African-Americans who served the Confederacy
  • F 127 .H5 B37 1986 Early Families of Herkimer County New York: Descendants of the Burnetsfield Palatines
  • F 128.25 I57 1995 The New York Foundling Hospital: an index to its federal, state, and local census records
  • F 131 .M947 2000 Prominent families of New Jersey
  • F 160 .G3 S8 2009 Pennsylvania German pioneers: a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727-1808
  • F277 .A2 P87 7500 Marriages from Ninety-Six and Abbeville District, S.C., 1774-1890
  • F277 .N6 Y6 1977 Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds
  • F325 .M33 1981 Marriage, Death and Legal Notices from Early Alabama Newspapers, 1819-1893
  • F435 .B34 Obituaries and Marriage Notices from the Tennessee Baptist: 1844-1862
  • F435 .S57 1977 Early Tennessee Tax Lists
  • F435 S58 1979 v. 1 19th Century Tennessee Church Records
  • F435 .S577 1984 Tennessee Mortality Schedules
  • F435 .T37 1978 Obituaries from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851
  • F443 .D2 L82 Marriage Record Book 1 January 2, 1789 - December 13, 1837 Davidson County, Tennessee
  • F443 .G35 W45 1982 Marriages of Gibson County, Tennessee 1824-1860
  • F 840 .F47 1985  Nevada state cemeteries (in Nevada Collection)
  • GN 289 .S94 2001 The Seven Daughters of Eve
  • GN 290 G7 S95 2006 Saxons, Vikings and Celts: the genetic roots of Britain and Ireland
  • GN 290 .U6 S95 2012 DNA USA: a genetic portrait of America
  • Ref HA 217 .T46 1987 Map guide to the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1920
  • HB 1952 .D644 1997 Map guide to American migration routes, 1735-1815
  • HJ 2362 G46 2007 The genealogist's guide to researching tax records
  • HQ 513 .G53 1989 Marriage and family in the Middle Ages
  • HV 985 .O36 2001 Orphan Trains: the Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children he Saved and Failed
  • HV 985 .R55 2005 Orphan Train Riders: a Brief History of the Orphan Train Era (1854-1929)
  • HV 985 .R55 2006 Orphan Train Riders. Entrance Records from the American Female Guardian Society's Home for the Friendless in New York
  • Z 1242 .D56 2009 Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era
  • Z 1309 .P37 1986 Nevada biographical and genealogical sketch index
  • Z 5305 .U5 S73 The Vital Record Compendium 
  • Z 6207 .E8 S29 1998 The great war: a guide to the service records of all the world's fighting men and volunteers

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