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Resources for the Beginning Genealogist

Many beginning genealogists struggle to get started with their research. It's difficult to know where to begin. The Library of Michigan has a wealth of information for genealogists in all phases of their research. If you're researching here at the Canton Public Library, be sure to use our genealogy databases HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only). Here are some great books to start your research as well:

The handybook for genealogists: United States of America

Organizing your family history search: efficient & effective ways to gather and protect your genealogical research by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Evidence explained: citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills

The researcher's guide to American genealogy by Val D. Greenwood

The source: a guidebook to American genealogy by edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking