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Genealogy: Key Genealogical Sources

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.

I need to find key genealogical sources

The following titles are recommended as essential sources to examine during the search for one's ancestors. These multi-volume compendiums are extremely useful in that they contain extensive lists of family names.


(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).