Best Genealogy Books

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Looking for the best genealogy books? It’s hard to determine sometimes what to buy in a sea of information. I am hoping this will be helpful to you. This is an ever evolving list, but I wanted to share with you my personal top favorite books I use for family genealogy research. Click on the links to for more information provided by Amazon.


The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 4th Edition by Val D Greenwood

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Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Records Office, 6th Edition by Amanda Bevan

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Map Guide to the US Federal Censuses from 1790-1929, by William Thorndale

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Evidence Explained: 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Shown Mills

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Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians by Elizabeth Shown Mills

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These genealogy books for photography give outstanding examples of fashion in the 19th and early 20th century. You can find them on Amazon at the links provided.

Dressed for the Photographer, Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900 by Joan Severa.

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Family Photo Detective by Maureen A Taylor

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19th Century Card Photos KwikGuide by Gary W Clark

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Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs by Karen Frisch-Ripley

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