Good Day Reads: Genealogy 101

Good Day reads

GREEN BAY - Learning more about your family's history from way back when could be as easy as a trip to your local library.  Mary Jane Herber is the Local History and Genealogy Librarian for the Brown County Central Library.  Herber selected five books that can aid in the research of your ancestors.
1. Unpuzzling Your Past by Emily Anne Croom -- Focusing on living family members, family stories, traditions, name changes and other aspects of how to start a family history.  This book helps the beginner to learn what basic sources are available.

 2.  Crash Course in Genealogy by David R. Dowell –  The author stresses that the researcher start with the earliest relative known but rather with those individuals who are still alive.  Grandparents are the place to start for most individuals just starting.

 3.  The Family Tree Problem Solver by Marsha Hoffman Rising -- Every one hits some brick walls when doing genealogy research.  This book will help discovering the alternative route to success.

 4.  Genealogy by George G. Morgan -- This book is packed with information about genealogical research beyond the normal sources.  It will help not only the beginner but the genealogist who has been working on family history for many years.

Genealogy 101 has been offered for the past 12 years at the Brown County Library.  This year, the series starts this week on Saturday morning January 24th through March 21st.  Topics:  Vital records, Census records, Newspapers, Land records, Naturalization and Immigration, Court records, Computer databases and Computer programs.

Click here to find previous Good Day Reads lists from the Brown County Library.