Jeanette's Bookshelf

The following are the 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
  • 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) 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
  • 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
  • Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin (rev. 2008) by Curran, Crane, and Wray, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • 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
  • 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

Other Countries & Languages:

  • German English Genealogical Dictionary (2003) by Ernest Thode
  • In Their Words: A Geenalogist'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:

  • Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States (3rd ed. 2000) edited by Anne Bruner Eales & Robert M. Kvasnicka
  • Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Post Office Department: Record Group 28 (2011) revised by Forrest R. Holdcamper

New York:

  • New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer (rev. ed. 2017) by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

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
  • 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


  • Pennsylvania Vital Records Research (2022) by Denys Allen


  • The Birth Certificate: An American History (2021) by Susan J. Pearson