Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide
Call number: CS49 E83 1983
Discusses problems encountered when searching for Native American, Asian American, African American or Hispanic ancestors. Gives steps to take in conducting research on these groups.
Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives
Call number: Z5313 U5 U54 1985
Tells how federal records are organized and how to use them.
In Search of Your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe
Call number: CS403 B39 1985
Explains the effects of politics, history, and wars upon genealogical records. Describes the records in each national to municipal level in great detail. Tells how to locate orphan, passport, vaccination, guild, and confirmation records and certificates of domicile. Includes lists of genealogical organizations.
The Library: A Guide to the LDS Family History Library
Call number: Z675 C5 L42x 1988
This is part of Ancestry’s reference library, so it is available through them. Discusses the collections of the LDS church as applied to 10 regions of the United States, and there are also 14 essays that discuss record types in different parts of the world. Particularly strong in British genealogy.
Print Guides to Doing Genealogy Online
The Unofficial Guide to Online Genealogy
Call number: CS21 H25 2001
Covers primary and secondary sources, determining computer needs, choosing browsers and web-based email service, online research tips, genealogy websites
Genealogy Online for Dummies
Call number: CS21 H45 2008 (also available online)
Covers government sources, international records, ethnic research, tools for genealogical travel, and includes a glossary
Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources
Call number: CS49 A55 1989
Guide to research in each state. Includes a brief directory of libraries and societies and has charts that indicate if records have been destroyed.
Call number: CS16 S854 1988
Defines genealogy and tries to differentiate between what is good and bad genealogy. Primary emphasis is on England and New England.
Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory [Las Vegas]
Call number: Special Collections HE8841 L32 H5
Library has 1977-2000. Librarya hs Consumer and business guide for 2001-2006
Tells what person or business was at a particular address.
Library also owns some phone books of various dates for communities in Nevada and neighboring states. Search the libraries’ online catalog under the city name followed by –Telephone directories. Many are from the 1990s, a few are from the 1970s, and there is one for Nevada in general from 1935.