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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!

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Must-Read Genealogy Books

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


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.

German-English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernest Thode


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

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Book by Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck

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


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