Answered By: Austin Pevler
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016     Views: 20

The best resource the library has to research your family is the Library edition of Ancestry.com. The downside is that it has to be used on campus. Many public libraries also have this service. There are several other resources out there, but many want you to pay. Attached are several links to free resources that should get you started.

Start with gathering what you already know, and talk to people who are still living. Use census data and city directories to find out where your ancesters lived and who lived with them. Use birth, death, marriage, obituaries, and cemetery records to get vital statistics and extra family info. If they came from another country over a 100 years ago, use immigration records. Many of these resources can be found online, but some require you to go to libraries, courthouses, and historical/genealogical societies.

If you need more help, feel free to contact our Librarians at the reference desk in the library, or at 937-512-3004.

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