Genealogy books make great gifts for the genealogist and family historian in your family. Fiction or non-fiction are included in this Genealogy Gift Guide.
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Gift Guide for Genealogy Book Lovers

One thing about genealogists and family historians…..

We all love books!  Fiction or non-fiction, we are voracious readers.

Find a dozen genealogy resource and family history books below for the family historian on your gift list this year!

Non-Fiction Resource Genealogy Books

Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher  by Drew Smith – An excellent resource for getting your genealogy organized!

Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family History on the No. 1 Genealogy Website  by Nancy Hendrickson – An opportunity to learn how to be more efficient and productive when research

Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website by Dana McCullough – A guide to learn how to be more efficient and productive when researching on

The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook by Thomas MacEntee – Sometimes our research will benefit from just going back to the beginning!

How to Archive Family Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally by Denise May Levenick – The Family Curator shares her knowledge to help us organize and share our family photos.

31 Days to Better Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow – One month to better genealogy!

The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee – Genealogy does not have to be expensive.

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger – One of my favorite DNA resources.

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Family History / Memoirs Genealogy Books

Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind by Sarah Wildman – This one is on my reading list!  I recently had the opportunity to hear the author Sarah Wildman discuss the research and writing that went into her book.  Every genealogist should read this!

Sidonia’s Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America by Hanna Perlstein Marcus – One of my favorite reads.

The House in Prague: How a Stolen House Helped an Immigrant Girl Find Her Way Home by Anna Perlberg – This one is also on my reading list.

97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman  – I love the families’ stories! This one is another favorite of mine!


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