While more and more genealogical information is available online, sometimes nothing can substitute a trip to the library.
There are several national libraries that provide many of the records sought by genealogists. Visit their
sites to find available resources and to plan your visit.
Library of Congress
The Local History and Genealogy Reading Room has Civil War regimental histories and published genealogies.
Family History Library
Located in Salt Lake City, the Family History Library has a large collection of genealogical materials available.
If you can't travel to Utah, visit a
Family History Center
in your area to access the same records.
New York Public Library
The library's genealogy collection includes
passenger lists, national and state census records, photographs and family histories.
Allen County Public Library
Family histories, military records and Native American records are just a few of the thousands of documents
available at this genealogical research center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Located in Boston, this organization is the oldest genealogy society in the country. The library has thousands of documents of interest to genealogists, and you can search the catalog online.
Mid-Continent Public Library
This library in Missouri offers access to federal census records, military records and genealogies of Midwestern families.
Part of the Houston Public Library, this center is one of the top genealogy libraries in the country. Learn what records the library has to offer and get research tips.