Sunday, June 20, 2010

Immigrant genealogy resources at CCGS Library

For those inspired by by Marcia Melnyk's speech about tracing European ancestors at the Annual Luncheon on June 16, 2010 (see summary), library staffers Brenda Hayes and Betsy Ferris are reminding members and other researchers that the CCGS Library has two of the books Marcia recommended in her talk--They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors Arrival Records, by John Philip Coletta, and A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors, by Lynn Nelson. The two volumes are located in the how-to section (929.1).

And for anyone interested in researching immigrant ancestors who do not happen to be Italian, the library also has guides to discovering other immigrant groups—African-American, English, German, Hungarian, Irish, and Scandinavian, along with a good collection of the study guides for foreign research published by the Mormon Church.

See the Library's complete listing of study guides online.

The Library will be open all summer.  Happy ancestor hunting!

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