To start research on your family history you will need to know how/where to search for records. The TMCC Library has many great paper format books on how to do genealogy. Listed below are books in our Reference Section that will help to get you started. As you read through these books you will quickly see that there are many terms unique to this field. Understanding the terminology will be of great benefit to you as you progress in your research. See the links below for free online genealogy glossaries. Your TMCC librarians can help you get started.
In order to search for information effectively, it is a good strategy to use reference books to learn basic facts and terminology about a topic. Here are books in the Reference Collection of the library that will provide a good beginning.