This guide is highlights the most important indexes, tools, and resources for those doing genealogical research and family history. Although the Library does not support Genealogy, we do collect many resources for researching family histories.
Already being acclaimed as the definitive manual for the genealogist/family historian, this superb guidebook, compiled by sixteen of the nation's leading family historians, introduces the researcher to the essential techniques of genealogical research.
Gilbert Doane, who died in 1984, published the first edition of this helpful and engaging handbook over fifty years ago. The guide has become a standard manual for all amateur genealogists. The current edition is edited by James Bell, a former director of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston and the New York Historical Society.
(Text and resources taken from the print edition of: Jaccaud, Robert D, comp. Passages to Family History: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dartmouth College Library. Rev. ed. Hanover: Dartmouth College Library, 1994).