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A Note Regarding Resources: Items are listed on this page that enhance work with the topic discussed. Some older items, especially, may include dated practices and ideas that are no longer generally accepted. Resources reflecting current practices are noted whenever possible

Selected Sources

Cooper, Kay. Where Did You Get Those Eyes? New York: Walker and Company. 1988.
This is a very readable guide to discovering family history.

Hilton, Suzanne. Who Do You Think You Are? Digging for Your Family Roots. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press. 1976.
A good source but not as readable for children.

Kyvig, David E.; Marty, Myron A. Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You. Nashville, TN: The American Association for State and Local History. 1982.
This is an excellent source for local and family history designed for adult and secondary school readers. A series of books has been written around the Nearby History theme, and published by AASLH.

•________. Your Family History: A Handbook for Research and Writing. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc. 1978.
This is a good beginning for secondary school students and adults.

Lee, Mary Price; Lee, Richard S. Last Names First ... And Some First Names Too. Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Press. 1985.

Perl, Lila. The Great Ancestor Hunt: The Fun of Finding Out Who You Are. New York: Clarion Books. 1989.
This is an excellent source for doing family history on a student level.

Riker, Dorothy et al. Finding Indiana Ancestors. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society. 1990.
This helpful eight page pamphlet can be ordered from the Indiana Historical Society; 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 for $1.00

Ruegamer, Lana. A History of the Indiana Historical Society,1830-1980. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society. 1980.

Stryker-Rodda, Harriet. How To Climb Your Family Tree: Genealogy for Beginners. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1983.
A good general source for adults and students with an interest in genealogy.

Weitzman, David. My Backyard History Book. Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1975.
This is one of the best books for students to read on the subject of family history.

Young, Christine. So, You Want to Preserve History? - Some Things You Should Know: Making New Documents/Caring for Old. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau. 1985.
This 32 page booklet can be ordered from the Indiana Historical Bureau, 140 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204, for $2.00.

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