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Resources for researching your ancestors and your family history

The content from this guide can now be found in the below research guides:

  • Genealogy at the BPL- This guide provides an introduction to genealogy and family history resources at the BPL as well as related programming including:
    • Introduction to genealogy
    • Getting started with your research
    • Genealogy e-books at the BPL
    • Programs and classes at the BPL
  • Genealogy: Media & News- A guide to genealogy media and genealogy-related news stories including:
    • Blogs
    • Podcasts
    • TV Shows
    • News
  • Genealogy: Records & Resources- A guide to useful records and various resources available at the BPL and beyond including:
    • Databases & Websites
    • Biographies
    • Church Records
    • Court & Misc. Government Records
    • Directories
    • Federal Census
    • Immigration & Naturalization
    • U.S. Military
    • Newspapers
    • School Records
    • Vital Records
  • Genealogy: Special Topics- A guide to researching special topics in genealogy & family history including:
    • Adopted Ancestors
    • DNA and Genetic Genealogy
    • Female Ancestors
    • Names
    • Researching a Specific Heritage

We hope this will make it easier to find what you’re looking for. If you have any questions, please contact the BPL here-