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Genealogy Books

Discover the best genealogy books for family history researchers. This collection of genealogy book pins has must-reads for every ancestral detective, whether you are a seasoned genealogist or a beginning hobbyist. Learn how to trace your family tree, find genealogical records and resources, use the latest technology and tools and more!

Photo of the cover of “The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, Third Edition” by Val D. Greenwood. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Must-Read Genealogy Books.” blog.genealogyban...

Must-Read Genealogy Books

A photo of the front cover of Alex Haley’s novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” Read about Alex Haley and his impact on genealogy on the GenealogyBank blog: “Remembering ‘Roots’ Author Alexander Murray Palmer Haley.”

The Genealogist's Google Toolbox Plus! Google Earth for Genealogy DVD Volume I & II by Lisa Louise Cooke

Passengers to America: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Michael Tepper


Dating Old Photographs 1840 - 1929 by Family Chronicle

Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966)

The County Courthouse Book by Elizabeth Petty Bentley is a concise guide to county courthouses and courthouse records.

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham

German-English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernest Thode


The Genealogist's Address Book by Elizabeth Petty Bentley

Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse by Lisa Louise Cooke

A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland. 2nd Edition by Brian Mitchell

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Book by Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck

Tombstones of Your Ancestors by Louis S. Schafer

The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records by Carol Cook Darrow and Susan Winchester

The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy A helpful resource for finding women in genealogical records by Christina K. Schaefer


The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program by Karen Clifford.

Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian by Elizabeth Shown Mills

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 6th printing. With an updated Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. One volume in two by Clarence A. Torrey.

Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith