A to Z Book List with a Genealogy Theme

Recently, the author of Lilian’s Tree referenced a talk given by Jill Ball, the Australian blogger who writes GeniAus.

She mentioned that Jill’s talk, An ABC Journey Through Books inspired her to create her own A to Z list.

I loved this idea, so I’ve created a list of my own favorite books to share. Most of my choices are book titles, but there are a few letters which are categories or authors.

A: James Astle, Loyalist of New York, Quebec and New Brunswick by Linda Stufflebean, 1993
B: David Graham Bell’s Early Loyalist Saint John, 1983
C: Courthouse Research for Family Historians by Christine Rose, 2004
D: Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 by Family Chronicle, 2000
E: Evidence Explained 4th Edition by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2024
F: Family History – New Englanders in the 1600s; A Guide to Genealogical Researh Published Between 1980 and 2010 Expanded Edition by Martin E. Hollick, 2012
G: Nathan Dylan Goodwin and his excellent forensic genealogy mysteries
H: Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups by Thernstrom, Orlov and Handlin, 1980
I: Tracing Your Irish Ancestors 5th Edition by John Grenham, 2019
J. Journals – The American Genealogist and The (NEHGS) Register are two of my favorites
K: Essential Guide to Kentucky Family Research by Padgett et al, 2023
L: Land travel – American Migration Routes by William Dollarhide, 2022
M: Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920 by Thorndale & Dollarhide, 1987
N: National Genealogical Society publications
O: Over the Portage: Early History of the Upper Miramichi Revised Edition by William R. MacKinnon, Jr., 2000
P: Passamaquoddy: Genealogy of West Isles Families by Martha Barto, 1975
Q: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw, 2014
R: Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder & Nicole Dyer, 2018
S: The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy 3rd Edition by Szucs & Luebking, 2006
T: Thomas Thompson and Ann Finney of Colonial Pennsylvania and North Carolina by Jane G. Buchanan1987
U: The Book of Ulster Surnames by Robert Bell, 2022
V: Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport Maine 1818-1900 by Kenneth Wiley, 1996
W: The Williams Family of Cumberland County, Virginia. . .1720-1865 by Linda Stufflebean, 2001
X: Symbol for Christ (e.g. Xmas) – Church records from Canada, Denmark, Slovakia, Sweden & the U.S.
Y: You Can Write Your Family History by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, 2003
Z: Zotero for Genealogy by Donna Cox Baker, 2019

What genealogy-themed books are on your favorite A to Z list?


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