Brigham City Carnegie Library

Brigham City Carnegie Library
26 East Forest Street
Brigham City, UT 84302
435-723-5850

Hours of Operation*:
Mo - Th, 10 a.m. - 8:50* p.m.
Fr - Sa, 10 a.m. - 5:50* p.m.

Catalog & Account
Teen eLibrary
Classes & Events
Find a Book

  Research Center - Family History

Universal ClassGenealogy 101 on Universal Class

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to begin the process of researching your genealogy.
  • Describe where to look for clues.
  • Describe where and how to find official records kept by local municipalities, churches, and other entities.
  • Describe using technology to connect with other people that have information you need.
  • Describe how to avoid common mistakes.
  • Summarize how to write and publish your family history, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Free with your Brigham City Library card!
HeritageQuest

Heritage Quest Online - Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1930, including name indexes for many years. Also includes Books, Revolutionary War Records, Freedman's Bank, genealogy and local history articles. (Pioneer access code required)

PioneerNewspaper Search on Pioneer

Search local and national Newspapers through databases provided through Pioneer: Utah's Online Library. (A pioneer access code may be required.)

Utah Digital Newspapers (By county)

Family History Links:

A few books from our Catalog:

Crash Course in Family History: An Easy Step-By-Step Illustrated Guidebook and Comprehensive Resource Directory: The Indispensable Guide to Tracing Yo
Crash Course in Family History: An Easy Step-By-Step Illustrated Guidebook and Comprehensive Resource Directory: The Indispensable Guide to Tracing Yo
By Larsen, Paul
2010-05 - Fresh Mountain Air Pub. Co.
9780974269559 CHECK CATALOG

Whether you're just getting started or catching up on your family tree, this comprehensive resource book and illustrated guidebook helps bring resources from around the world into your home. And makes connecting with your ancestors fun, easy, and quick. …More

Genealogy for the first time: research your family history
Genealogy for the first time: research your family history
By Best, Laura
2003-01 - Sterling Publishing Company
1402701098 CHECK CATALOG

…More

Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History
By Smolenyak, Megan
2010-03 - Viking Books
9780670021635 CHECK CATALOG

," this comprehensive how-to guide for conducting genealogical research includes where to find census information, how to track down immigration documents, and more. …More

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Your Family History
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Your Family History
By Stephenson, Lynda Rutledge
2000-02 - Alpha Books
0028636449 CHECK CATALOG

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Your FamilyHistory is a fun, easy-to-follow guide giving basic instruction to researching your past and writing it down in a way that present and future generations will enjoy reading over and over. The book gives you advice on not only finding those long-lost aunts and uncles, but how to ask them just the right questions to get the really good stories out of them. Learn how to ask questions like a journalist, write like a novelist, and research like a genealogist. …More

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Use the Web to Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create a Family Tree
The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Use the Web to Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create a Family Tree
By Powell, Kimberly
2011-01 - Adams Media Corporation
9781440511684 CHECK CATALOG

…More

Organizing Your Family History Search: Efficient & Effective Ways to Gather and Protect Your Genealogical Research
Organizing Your Family History Search: Efficient & Effective Ways to Gather and Protect Your Genealogical Research
By Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo
1999-04 - Betterway Books
1558705112 CHECK CATALOG

Specialized advice and techniques in this book are designed to help people streamline their genealogy efforts and keep well organized. …More

Bringing Your Family History to Life Through Social History
Bringing Your Family History to Life Through Social History
By Sturdevant, Katherine Scott
2000-09 - F & W
1558705104 CHECK CATALOG

Katherine Scott Sturdevant shows you how to use social history -- the study of "ordinary people's everyday lives" -- to add depth, detail, and drama to your family's saga. …More

Clans and Families of Scotland: The History of the Scottish Tartan
Clans and Families of Scotland: The History of the Scottish Tartan
By Fulton, Alexander
1999-04 - Booksales
0785810501 CHECK CATALOG

Traces the history and origin of Highland dress and of tartans explaining how and when they should be worn. Main body of the book is an extensive list of family names, details of the leading families that have tartans and illustrations of 265 tartans. …More

How to Do Everything Genealogy
How to Do Everything Genealogy
By Morgan, George G.
2009-05 - McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
9780071625340 CHECK CATALOG

An all-new edition of the bestselling guide to tapping the wealth of global digital ancestry records online and in print

Fully updated and revised, this is the only beginning genealogy book to address the different available record types along with both traditional and electronic research strategies in a comprehensive way. How to Do Everything: Genealogy explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, research methods, and includes extensive guidance on Web-based research.

New chapters cover: DNA-based records; using social networking sites to connect with family; and how blogs, podcasts, and videocasts can be effectively used by genealogists. The book has been updated to reflect: new and updated websites; improved strategies for locating, accessing, evaluating, and applying data; and the latest technological details-hardware, software, and other tools. …More

The Story of Surnames and Geneaology
The Story of Surnames and Geneaology
By Bowman, William Dodgson
2008-11 - Home Farm Books
9781443738729 CHECK CATALOG

Originally published London 1932. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. The research into surnames and family history is of extraordinary fascination, for it is a subject in which everyone has a proprietary interest. It is also part of the history of Medieval times. This book makes clear, points that would otherwise be doubtful or obscure. Contents Include: Local Names. - Address Surnames. - Patronymics. - Prophets, Martyrs, Warriors. - Matronymics. - Names from Miracle Plays. - Fourteenth Century London. - Nicknames. - Names from Pastimes. - Nicknames from Dispositions. - Foreign names. - Craftsmen and Officials. - Teutonic Surnames. - American Surnames. - Index of Surnames. …More

Finding Your Roots Online
Finding Your Roots Online
By Hendrickson, Nancy
2003-05 - Betterway Books
9781558706354 CHECK CATALOG

With a structured, easy-to-follow approach, Hendrickson covers the basics of sound genealogical research then launches readers online with the proper tools for getting the most success researching on the Web with the least amount of frustration. …More

Unpuzzling Your Past Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy a Basic Guide to Genealogy

Unpuzzling Your Past Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy a Basic Guide to Genealogy
By Croom, Emily Anne
1995-09 - Betterway Books
9781558703964 CHECK CATALOG

From talking with people to making discoveries in public records, Croom makes genealogical research easy. In the new edition of her popular guide, Croom has expanded the chapters on public sources, including courthouse records, federal government resources, and computers in genealogy. …More

The Genealogy Handbook: The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree
The Genealogy Handbook: The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree
By Galford, Ellen
Contribution by Ancestry.Com
2005-07 - Reader's Digest Association
9780762106455 CHECK CATALOG

Now in paperback--this indispensable guidebook opens all avenues for tracking down distant ancestors and long-lost living relatives. Includes comprehensive guide to the Internet to further you search on-line; practical advice for the genealogical traveler and special guidelines for ethnic searches. …More

Ancestry's Red Book: American State, Country and Town Sources, Third Revised Edition
Ancestry's Red Book: American State, Country and Town Sources, Third Revised Edition
By Eichholz, Alice
2004-06 - Ancestry.com
9781593311667 CHECK CATALOG

No scholarly reference library is complete without a copy of "Ancestry's Red Book. In it, you will find both general and specific information essential to researchers of American records. This revised 3rd edition provides updated county and town listings within the same overall state-by-state organization. Whether you are looking for your ancestors in the northeastern states, the South, the West, or somewhere in the middle, "Ancestry's Red Book has information on records and holdings for every county in the United States, as well as excellent maps from renowned mapmaker William Dollarhide. In short, the "Red Book is simply the book that no genealogist can afford not to have. The availability of census records such as federal, state, and territorial census reports is covered in detail. Unlike the federal census, state and territorial census were taken at different times and different questions were asked. Vital records are also discussed, including when and where they were kept and how …More

Crash Course in Genealogy
Crash Course in Genealogy
By Dowell, David R.
2011-06 - Libraries Unlimited
9781598849394 CHECK CATALOG

A basic, how-to book written primarily to prepare librarians to assist genealogy researchers, this guide can also be used by those who wish to discover and document their family histories. …More

The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for More Successful Family History Research

The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for More Successful Family History Research
By Croom, Emily Anne
2000-09 - Betterway Books
9781558705326 CHECK CATALOG

Taking up where "Unpuzzling Your Past" leaves off, this guide offers fool-proof strategies from one of America's favorite genealogy authors. For fun, Croom links her proven techniques to the advice of famous fictional detectives, such as Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple. …More

Special Collections

Local History Resources

Family History Page

Ask a Librarian

E-mail a question to our Reference Desk (brighamlibrary@gmail.com) or call 723-5850.

Google Book Search

Web Links
Library Blog
Library Info
Contact Us
LibraryLetter
Pioneer Library
Literacy & ESL
Library History
Friends of the Library & Book Sale
Brigham City Home Page
BCPL on Facebook BCPL on Twitter Follow Me on Pinterest