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Genealogy: Background and Reference Material
A guide to genealogical research resources with an emphasis on Kentucky and resources available at UK and nearby libraries.
The ethnic makeup of the United States, compiled from raw 2000 Census data, covering all places in America with populations over 10,000. Statistics were drawn from three different sections of the census: Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry. David Garoogian, ed., Grey House Publishing.
Indexes current and retrospective reference sources that cover over 13 million individuals, both living and deceased. Sources include biographical dictionaries and who's whos, subject encyclopedias, volumes of literary criticism, and indexes.
Carol Kammen & Amy H. Wilson, eds. AltaMira Press, 2013.
Guides to Getting Started
If you are just starting your genealogy research, talk to as many immediate family members as you can and collect names, dates and places that relate to your family. Make note of everything they tell you--you never know what might prove useful. Dates and places are valuable to help you find published information. Copy any family documents you can, including family listings in Bibles and other resources, as well as birth, marriage and death certificates, and obituaries.
A guide from NYC that introduces a number of resources for those beginning to do genealogical research and and for those looking for good sites to carry out genealogical research. (Covers a wide geographical range--not just focused on NYC.)