Jeanette's Bookshelf

The following are books that Jeanette has in her office to research from:

Genealogy Methodology & How-Tos:

  • 31-Days to Better Genealogy (2018) by Amy Johnson Crow
  • A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors (1998) by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  • Creating a Winning Family History (2010) by Carmen J. Finley
  • Elements of Genealogical Analysis: How to Maximize Your Research (2014) by Robert Charles Anderson
  • Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (3rd ed. rev. 2017) by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • Family Photo Detective (2013 & 2023) by Maureen A. Taylor
  • Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case (4th ed. 2014) by Christine Rose
  • Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors (2005) by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  • Guide to Genealogical Writing (2014) by Penelope L. Stratton & Henry B. Hoff
  • History for Genealogists: Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors (rev. ed. 2016) by Judy Jacobson
  • How to Archive Family Keepsakes (2012) by Denise May Levenick
  • How to Find Your Family History In U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist's Guide (2019) by Sunny Jane Morton and Harold A. Henderson, CG
  • Learning More About Your Ancestors Online (2021) by Kenneth R. Marks
  • Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin (rev. 2008) by Curran, Crane, and Wray, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • Paths to Your Past: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors (2018) by Pamela Boyer Sayre
  • Planning a Future for Your Family's Past (2nd ed. 2021) by Marian Burk Wood
  • Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (2001) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (2018) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher (2016) by Drew Smith
  • Reading Early American Handwriting (2008) by Kip Sperry
  • Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide (2018) by Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer
  • The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual (2000)
  • The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2nd ed. 2019) by Blaine T. Bettinger
  • The Family Tree Problem Solver (2011) by Marsha Hoffman Rising
  • The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy (4th ed. 2017) by Val D. Greenwood
  • Your DNA Guide: The Book (2020) by Diahan Southard

Laws & Court Records:

  • Courthouse Indexes Illustrated (2006) by Christine Rose
  • Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures (2004 & 2nd ed. 2019) by Christine Rose
  • Estate Inventories: How to Use Them (2008) by Kenneth L. Smith
  • Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian (2014) by Kay Haviland Freilich & William B. Freilich
  • Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records (2003) by Patricia Law Hatcher

Cemetery Research:

  • Cemetery and Gravestone Handbook for Genealogists & Family Historians (2019) by Gary W. Clark
  • The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to Find, Record, & Preserve Your Ancestors' Graves (2017) by Joy Neighbors
  • Of Grave Importance: The Restoration of Institutional Cemeteries (2014) by David Mack-Hardiman
  • Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography (2004) by Douglas Keister
  • Stories Told in Stone: Cemetery Iconology (2009) by Gaylord Cooper
  • Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards (2017) by Tui Snider
  • Your Guide to Cemetery Research (2002) by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Newspaper Research:

  • Everything You Need to Know About... How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers (2012) by Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Searching for Your Ancestors in Historic Newspapers (2014) by Claudia C. Breland
  • The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide: How to Find Your Ancestors in Archived Newspapers (2018) by James M. Beidler

Other Countries & Languages:

  • German English Genealogical Dictionary (2003) by Ernest Thode
  • In Their Words: A Genalogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents, Vol. III: Latin (2013) by William F. Hoffman & Jonathan D. Shea
  • The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe (2014) by James M. Beidler
  • The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland (2017) by Claire Santry
  • Tracing Your Irish Ancestors (5th ed. 2019) by John Grenham

US National Archives:

  • Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started on Your Family History at the National Archives (2012) by John P. Deeben
  • Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States (3rd ed. 2000) edited by Anne Bruner Eales & Robert M. Kvasnicka
  • NGS Research in the States Series: District of Columbia (2023) by Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard G. Sayre
  • Military Bounty Land 1776-1855 (2011) by Christine Rose
  • Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Post Office Department: Record Group 28 (2011) revised by Forrest R. Holdcamper
  • Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury: Inventory 14 (Revised) (1997) compiled by William F. Sherman and additions and index by Craig R. Scott
  • Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers 1818-1872 and the Pension Payment Vouchers They Represent (2014) by Craig R. Scott

New York:

  • "Duely & Constantly Kept" A History of The New York Supreme Court 1691-1847 (2022) by the New York State Court of Appeals and The New York State Archives
  • Genealogical Gleanings from New York Fraternal Organizations Vol. 1 & 2 (2004 & 2005) by Sherida K. Eddlemon
  • New York Essays: Resources for the Genealogist in New York State Outside New York City (2007) by Marian S. Henry  
  • New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer (rev. ed. 2017) by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
  • New York State Censuses & Substitutes (2005) by William Dollarhide
  • New York State Probate Records: A Genealogist's Guide to Testate and Intestate Records (2nd ed. 2011) by Gordon L. Remington
  • Records of the Chancery Court New York: Guardianships 1691-1815 (1971) by Kenneth Scott

Niagara County:

  • Historic Postcards of Lockport, NY (2012) by Ann Marie Linnabery
  • Historic Postcards of Niagara Falls, NY (2013) by Ann Marie Linnabery
  • Images of America: Lockport (2003) by Paulette Peca
  • Images of America: Newfane and Olcott (2005) by Avis A. Townsend
  • Niagara County Bicentennial 1808-2008 (2008) by the Niagara County Historical Society
  • Niagara Discoveries 2013-2015: Articles from the Union-Sun & Journal (2015) by Ann Marie Linnabery
  • Niagara Falls: 100 Years of Souvenirs (1985) by Virginia Vidler
  • Niagara Historic Trail: A Self-Guided Historic Tour of Niagara County (2008) by the North Tonawanda History Museum
  • Rochester, Lockport and Buffalo R.R. 1908-1931 (1969) by William Reed Gordon
  • Souvenir History of Niagara County New York 1902 (2nd ed. 1987) by The Pioneer Association of Niagara County
  • The Tools That Built Niagara (1976) by Mark H. Beecher

Erie County:

  • Erie County, New York Obituaries as Found in the Files of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (1992) by Martha and Bill Reamy
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery: Buffalo History Preserved (1996) edited by Richard O. Reisem
  • Headlines & History: Celebrating 120 Years of The Buffalo News (1999) by The Buffalo News
  • Marriages from Buffalo, N.Y. Newspapers 1811-1884 (1999) by June Partridge Zintz
  • The Polonian Legacy of Western New York: Stories of the Lives, Accomplishments, and Contributions of Four Prominent Polish-Americans (2005) by Edward R. Szemraj & Wanda Slawinska
  • The Rainbow City: Celebrating Light, Color, and Architecture at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo 1901 (2001) by Kerry S. Grant


  • Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research in Pennsylvania (1978) by Floyd. G. Hoenstine
  • Guide to Genealogical Sources at the Pennsylvania State Archives (2nd ed. 1998) by Robert M. Dructor
  • Pennsylvania Genealogical Research (1986) by George K. Schweitzer
  • Pennsylvania Line: A Research Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy and Local History (4th ed. 1990) by William & Shirley G. M. Iscrupe
  • Pennsylvania Vital Records Research (2022) by Denys Allen


  • The Birth Certificate: An American History (2021) by Susan J. Pearson
  • U.S. Airborne Forces Europe 1942-45 (1974) by Brian L. Davis