Manchester, Connecticut

Genealogy

 

A SAMPLING OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT
THE MANCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

BOOKS listed below may be checked out using a current library card.

To search the library's catalog: Enter a keyword search "genealogy handbooks" or enter a family name if appropriate. For more information, and for assistance in locating more materials, please visit the Mary Cheney Library Reference Department.

IRISH LIBRARIES : ARCHIVES, MUSEUMS & GENEALOGICAL CENTRES
Robert K. O'Neill .......027.0415 O'Neill

HOW TO LOCATE ANYONE WHO IS OR HAS BEEN IN THE MILITARY : ARMED FORCES LOCATOR GUIDE
Richard S. Johnson .........355.0025 Johnson

THE ART OF FAMILY : GENEALOGICAL ARTIFACTS IN NEW ENGLAND
D. Brenton Simons et. al ......704.9 Q Art

PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
Maureen A. Taylor ..........771 Q Taylor

SCRAPBOOKING YOUR FAMLY HISTORY
Maureen Taylor ........771.46 Taylor

GENEALOGICAL WRITING IN THE 21st CENTURY
ed. by Henry B. Hoff........808.0669 Genealogical

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL SOURCEBOOK
Paula K. Byers ........929.1 Q African

A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR GERMANIC ANCESTORS
S. Chris Anderson and Ernest Thode .....929.1 Q Anderson

GENEALOGY SOFTWARE GUIDE
Martha Arends.....929.1 Q Arends

IN SEARCH OF YOUR GERMAN ROOTS
Angus Baxter.....929.1 Baxter

THE GENEALOGIST'S ADDRESS BOOK
Provides national and state addresses, and many other resources
Elizabeth Petty Bentley..... 929.1 Q Bentley

GENEALOGY FOR THE FIRST TIME : RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Laura Best .....929.1 Best

CRAFTING YOUR OWN HERITAGE ALBUM
Bev Kirschner Braun ........929.1 Q Braun

BLACK ROOTS : A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO TRACING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY TREE
Tony Burroughs .......929.1 Burroughs

A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR IMMIGRANT AND ETHNIC ANCESTORS
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack..........929.1 Q Carmack

GENEALOGY SOURCEBOOK
Sharon Debartolo Carmack..... 929.1 Carmack

ITALIAN-AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY : A GUIDE TO RESEARCHING
AND WRITING ABOUT YOUR HERITAGE
Sharon Debartolo Carmack..... 929.1 Carmack

ORGANIZING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY SEARCH : EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO GATHER AND PROTECT YOUR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
Sharon De Bartolo Carmack .....929.1 Q Carmack

POLISH ROOTS
Rosemary Chorzempa..... 929.1 Chorzempa

SHAKING YOUR FAMILY TREE
Ralph J. Crandall .......929.1 Q Crandall

THE FAMILY TREE GUIDE BOOK : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO TRACE YOUR GENEALOGY ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Family Tree Magazine .....929.1 Family

FAMILY TREE GUIDE BOOK TO EUROPE : YOUR PASSPORT TO TRACING YOUR GENEALOGY ACROSS EUROPE
Eric Nevius and the Editors of Family Tree Magazine .......929.1 Family

HUGUENOT GENEALOGIES
Arthur Louis Finnell ....929.1 Finnell

FRENCH CANADIAN SOURCES : A GUIDE FOR GENEALOGISTS
Patricia Keeney Gey ..[et. al] .... 929.1 Q French

TRACING YOUR CIVIL WAR ANCESTOR
Bertram Hawthhorne Groene .....929.1 Groene

THE HANDYBOOK FOR GENEALOGISTS (10th edition)
929.1 Q Handybook

LOCATING YOUR ROOTS : DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTORS USING LAND RECORDS
Patricia Hatcher .........929.1 Q Hatcher

GENEALOGY ONLINE FOR DUMMIES
Matthew Helm......... 929.1 Helm (at Whiton Memorial)

FINDING YOUR ROOTS ONLINE
Nancy Hendrickson .....929.1 Q Hendrickson

ANCESTRAL TRAILS : THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BRITISH GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY
Mark D. Herber ......929.1 Herber

LOCATING LOST FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS : MODERN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES FOR LOCATING THE PEOPLE OF YOUR PAST AND PRESENT
Kathleen Hinckley...... 929.1 Hinckley

HOW TO TRACE YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROOTS : DISCOVERING YOUR UNIQUE HISTORY
Barbara Thompson Howell..... 929.1 Howell

A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR SCOTTISH ANCESTORS
Linda Jonas and Paul Milner ......929.1 Q Jonas

NORDEN : A GUIDE TO SCANDINAVIAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
Art Jura ............. 929.1 Jura

DISCOVERING YOUR JEWISH ANCESTORS
Barbara Krasner-Khait ....929.1 Q Krasner-Khait

THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO ONLINE GENEALOGY
Rhonda McClure .........929.1 McClure

FINDING YOUR FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS ANCESTORS
Rhonda R. McClure ...............919.1 W McClure

THE WEEKEND GENEALOGIST : TIMESAVING TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE RESEARCH
Marcia Yannizze Melnyk .....929.1 Melnyk

A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR ENGLISH ANCESTORS
Paul Milner and Linda Jones ...... 929.1 Q Milner

LOCATING UNION AND CONFEDERATE RECORDS
Nancy Justus Morebeck ........929.1 Morebeck

CONNECTING TO CONNECTICUT
Source for contacts in each town
Betty Jean Morrison..... 929.1 Morrison (also available in Reference Room)

NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL SOURCEBOOK
Ed. by Paula K. Byers .......929.1 Q Native

GENEALOGY IN THE COMPUTER AGE: UNDERSTANDING FAMILY ANCESTRAL FILE, INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX, AND SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX
Elizabeth L. Nichols..... 929.1 Q Nichols

A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS
Dwight A. Radford and Kyle J. Betit .......929.1 Q Radford

BLACK GENESIS : A RESOURCE BOOK FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY
James M. Rose .......929.1 Rose

IRISH RECORDS : SOURCES FOR FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY
James G. Ryan..... 929.1 Q Ryan

A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO CHINESE AMERICAN GENEALOGY
Collen She..... 929.1 She

A GENEALOGIST's GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ANCESTORS : HOW TO FIND AND RECORD YOUR UNIQUE HERITAGE
Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croon ......929.1 Smith

THE SOURCE : A GUIDEBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY
ed. by Loretto Dennis Szucs .......... 929.1 Q Source

READING EARLY AMERICAN HANDWRITING
Kip Sperry .....929.1 Sperry

ORGANIZING AND PRESERVING YOUR HEIRLOOM DOCUMENTS
Katherine Scott Sturdevant .............929.1 Q Sturdevant

UNCOVERING YOUR ANCESTRY THROUGH FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
Maureen Taylor ........929.1 Taylor

ROMANIANS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA : A GUIDE TO ANCESTRY AND HERITAGE RESEARCH
Vladimir F. Wertsman ........929.1 Wertsman

FINDING YOUR ROOTS : HOW ALL AMERICANS CAN TRACE THEIR ANCESTORS AT HOME AND ABROAD
Jeane Eddy Westin..... 929.1 Westin

ANCESTORS : A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO FAMILY HISTORY
Jim Willard..... 929.1 Willard

FINDING A PLACE CALLED HOME: A GUIDE TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEOLOGY [SIC] AND HISTORICAL IDENTITY
Dee Parmer Woodtor..... 929.1 Woodtor

ADDRESS BOOK FOR GERMANIC GENEALOGY
Ernest Thode..... 929.1025 Q Thode

A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR ITALIAN ANCESTORS
Lynn Nelson..... 929.107 Q Nelson

THE FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY HANDBOOK
Robert Blatchford .......929.1072 Blatchford

500 BRICKWALL SOLUTIONS TO GENEALOGY PROBLEMS
929.1072 Five

GENEALOGIST'S HANDBOOK FOR NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH
Marcia Wiswall Lindberg..... 929.1072 Q Lindberg

FINDING YOUR HISPANIC ROOTS
George R. Ryskamp..... 929.1072 Ryskamp

A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack ......929.1082 Q Carmack

IN SEARCH OF YOUR BRITISH AND IRISH ROOTS : A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRACING YOUR ENGLISH, WELSH, SCOTTISH, AND IRISH ANCESTORS
Angus Baxter..... 929.1089

TWENTY FAMILIES OF COLOR IN MASSACHUSETTS 1742-1998
Franklin A. Dorman ........929.2 Dorman

THE GENEALOGIST'S COMPUTER COMPANION
Rhonda McClure .......929.2 Q McClure

A NEW GENEALOGICAL ATLAS OF IRELAND
Brian Mitchell .......... 929.3 Mitchell

GENEALOGY FOR ARMENIANS
Nephi K. Kezerian and LaPreal J. Kezerian ..... 929.30899 Q Kezerian

MAP GUIDE TO THE U. S. FEDERAL CENSUSES 1790-1920
William Thorndale ........929.373 Q Thorndale

HISPANIC SURNAMES AND FAMILY HISTORY
Lyman D. Platt........ 929.4094 Platt

YOUR GUIDE TO CEMETERY RESEARCH
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack .............. 929.5 Q Carmack

CLANS AND FAMILIES OF IRELAND
John Grenham ........929.72 Q Grenham

WORLD WAR II MILITARY RECORDS : A FAMILY HISTORIAN'S GUIDE
Debra Johnson Knox ........940.54 Knox
 

MULTI-MEDIA: VIDEOS & CD-ROMS (may be charged out with a current library card)

DARK PASSAGES
African-Americans returning to their roots are discussed in this video concerning the slave trade. VCASS2 326.973 Dark

ULTIMATE FAMILY TREE DELUXE : THE EASIEST AND FASTEST SOFTWARE FOR COMPLETING YOUR FAMILY TREE
CD-ROM 929.1072 ULTIMATE


REFERENCE BOOKS (may be used in the library)

 

MANCHESTER - CHENEY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Residents Speak of Growing Up in Manchester During the Early 20th Century

The library has recently acquired a series of transcriptions of oral histories in which more than sixty-five Manchester residents talk of their experiences growing up in town during the early
20th century. Interviews were conducted under the direction of John D. Sutherland of
Manchester Community College and concern such topics as education, family life, recreation, the Great Depression, World War I and World War II. This oral history project was sponsored by:
The Cheney Family Foundation, The Manchester Historical Society, The Cheney
Cemetery Association and Lydall, Inc.

 

RECENT REFERENCE ACQUISTIONS Include:

DESCENDANTS OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDNCE
VOL I, NEW ENGLAND - ed. by Frederick Wallace Pyne

MAYFLOWER BIRTHS AND DEATHS : FROM the FILES OF ERNEST BOWMAN -
Susan E. Roser

MAYFLOWER INCREASINGS - Susan E. Roser

THE ROYAL DESCENTS OF 600 IMMIGRANTS TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES OF THE UNITED STATES - Gary Boyd Roberts

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE RESOURCES:

COUNTY COURTHOUSE BOOK
Elizabeth Petty Bentley..... R 347.7302 Q Bentley

THE LIBRARIAN'S GUIDE TO PUBLIC RECORDS
(from the database of the Public Records Research Library)
R 350.714 Q Librarian's

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL SOURCEBOOK
R 929.1 African

THE GENEALOGIST'S ADDRESS BOOK
Elizabeth P. Bentley R 929.1 Q Bentley

THE RESEARCHER'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY
Val D. Greenwood ..........R 929.1 Greenwood

THE HANDYBOOK FOR GENEALOGISTS : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
George B. Everton ..... R 929.1 Handybook

LAND AND PROPERTY RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES
E. Wade Hone .........R 929.1 Q Hone

GENEALOGIST'S HANDBOOK FOR NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH
Marcia D. Melnyk ..........R 929.1 Q Melnyk

PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY : A MANUAL FOR RESEARCHERS, WRITERS, EDITORS, LECTURERS and LIBRARIANS
ed. by Elizabeth Shown Mills ............R 929.1 Professional

PRINTED SOURCES: A GUIDE TO PUBLISHED GENEALOGICAL RECORDS
R 929.373 Printed

MAP GUIDE TO THE U. S. FEDERAL CENSUSES 1790-1920
William Thorndale ........R 929.373 Q Thorndale

RECORD OF SERVICE OF CONNECTICUT MEN IN THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES DURING THE WAR OF THE REBELLION compiled by authority of the General Assembly under direction of the adjutants-general ...
R 974.6 Record (ask for assistance; this is located in the Reference Case)

CIVIL WAR VETERAN BURIALS IN MANCHESTER CONNECTICUT
compiled by John J. Spaulding
R 974.621 Q SPAULDING (at Mary Cheney Library and Whiton Memorial Branch Library)

MANCHESTER CITY DIRECTORIES..... Beginning with 1891, many years are available. These are located in the reference case; please ask for assistance.

 

Please visit the Mary Cheney Library Reference Department
for assistance and to locate more materials.

 

 

GENEALOGY ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

 

 

FROM MANCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
SOME POPULAR SITES RECOMMENDED BY PUBLIC LIBRARIANS

 

Connecticut State Library/History & Genealogy Section
http://www.cslib.org/handg.htm

Connecticut Historical Society
http://www.chs.org
Select Collections from menu and then select Genealogy

Ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.com/
Access to 2,000 databases, information added daily, genealogy help and magazine articles

Family History Centers are noted on the website provided through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) at:
http://www.familysearch.org/

Cyndi's List
http://www.cyndislist.com
Great source for genealogy links, from ethnic heritage to organizations

Family Tree Maker online
http://www.familytreemaker.com
How-to guides and an online mall for genealogical items

History at home: A guide to genealogy
Read more: http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.History-at-Home-A-Guide-to-Genealogy.17370.html

 

Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
http://www.loc.gov/rr.genealogy/
Information on locating genealogical materials in the Library's online catalog, bibliographies and guides, connections to internet sources on genealogy and local history, research information.

Godfrey Memorial Library
http://www.godfrey.org/
Special genealogy collections in New England

National Archives
http://www.nara.gov/genealogy
How to use national archives, links to many useful genealogy sites

Rootsweb
http://www.rootsweb.com/
Find actual information, not just links. Roots surname list and Roots-L pages.

Manchester Public Library
http://library.townofmanchester.org

To search the library's catalog through the CONNECT library system link:
Enter a keyword search on the library catalog: "genealogy handbooks"
OR you may enter a family name if appropriate.

You may change databases to search other library catalogs.
Please call the Mary Cheney Library reference department
for assistance OR interlibrary loan 645-0821


Updated May 5, 2005