Online Catalogs

  • Google Books
    • Search your ancestor's last name plus the word genealogy. You may be able to find books written about your ancestors.
  • Library of Congress
    • More than 155 million items, 35+ million catalogued books.
    • The website offers digital access to a wide variety of print, pictorial and audiovisual materials.
    • American Memory Collection
  • National Archives
  • World Cat has a catalog of more than 2 billion items from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
    • Note: Search with your family's surname, county of residence and the word genealogy, history, papers, or similar terms.