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Family History

This is a guide to a variety of print and online resources useful to the study of family history and genealogy.

Subjects to use in the ASU Library Catalog

The ASU Library Catalog contains a variety of resources to support researching a family. Among the various books some will be of the following kinds:

  • "how" to research a family while others will be
  • about families with a specific origin [e.g. Scottish, German etc.]
  • history of a specific family [e.g. Goldwater etc.].

Following are selected subjects to use when searching for family history and genealogy in the ASU Library Catalog. This is not a complete list but should give you an idea of what you might find. These are respresentative of what you might find in with many of these having variant endings.

  • Biography -- Research -- Methodology.
  • Families -- History.
  • Genealogy.
  • United States -- Genealogy -- Sources
  • Hispanic Americans -- Genealogy.
  • Mexican Americans -- Genealogy.
  • Jews -- United States -- Genealogy.
  • Land titles -- Great Britain.
You can also search the specific history of geographic areas, regions or by family names:
  • Cochise County (Ariz.) -- History.
  • Phoenix (Ariz.) -- History.
  • Arizona -- Biography.
  • Miles family.
  • Scotland -- Genealogy.

Other Resources

In addition to printed books that can be found on the shelf, the ASU Library also has e-books that can be accessed and read online. Following are some titles related to genealogy and family history.

CS16 .R66 2005 Poly Stacks

Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Search Secrets

8th ed., 2008--CS21 .C67 2008 Poly Stacks
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Geography and Genealogy
CS14 .G5 2008 Poly Stacks

Official Family Tree Maker, version 10


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