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[Update, Jan. 2017: The lists featured here have outdated links as we switched to a new catalog in Sept. 2016. Search for titles referenced below, and other genealogy resources, in the new catalog, or try our Ancestry.com database at a Library computer.]

Researching your family tree and not sure where to start? Here’s a printable list of some great resources we have to offer, including books to help you get organized, a premium database available in the library, Ancestry.com, and links to other great sources of genealogical data. The list also contains catalog links so you can check availability. You’ll find some of these titles on display in September in the Nonfiction area of the Library.

Genealogy Books

Staff Video Review: Pilgrim’s Wilderness

Outreach Librarian Katie F.  reviews the nonfiction memoir Pilgrim’s wilderness : a true story of faith and madness on the Alaska Frontier. Learn why Katie found the book “compelling and multifaceted.”

Book summary: Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness – and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch…In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive.