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Start Your Genealogy Research: Home

These are a collection of sources that will help any budding genealogist. The goal is to use these to get comfortable or more established with your research.




Materials Needed to Begin Research: 

  • Computer
  • Large Binder
  • Archive Paper (for printing the forms onto for future records)
  • Plastic Paper Sleeves
  • Photographs
  • Family Documents (ie birth/death records, immigration/military records)

Helpful How-To Beginner Books




Berry, K. D. (2018). The family tree toolkit: a comprehensive guide to uncovering your ancestry and researching genealogy. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing.

Hagstrom Bailey, M., & Bailey, D. A. (n.d.). Retrieved November 15, 2019, from

Immigration Forms. (2019). Retrieved November 15, 2019, from

Levenick, D. M. (2015). How to Archive Family Photos: a Step-by-step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally. F & W Media Inc.

Quillen, W. D. (2014). Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors. Pocket Books.

Schrack, C. C. (2015). Genealogy simplified: How to make a famiy tree, do ancestry search, and trace family heritage like a genealogist. 75 Free websites and resources included. Place of publication not identified: Living Healthy Plus Publishing.

Smith, D. (2016). Organize your genealogy. F&w Publications Inc.