If you are looking to do some prep work for the event, we recommend reading through some of these books to better understand the many aspects of genealogy. Our speakers are covering topics such as Family Tree Basics, Pittsburgh Orphanages, and DNA testing. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has books that go over these topics and so much more! We have books that offer guidance on cemetery research, family history organization, and genealogy tourism! Feel empowered to search the catalog and explore this genealogy booklist to get ready for a day of discovery and learning!
- Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. Also available on Hoopla for eAudiobook.
- Organize your genealogy by Drew Smith
- Family Tree Toolkit by Kenyatta Berry
- Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: how to find, record, & preserve your ancestors’ graves by Joy Neighbor
- Heritage travel: tips, tricks & strategies by Lisa A. Alzo & Christine Woodcock
Looking for more help?
Whether you’re an experienced researcher, or just getting started, our Library staff can help. Please visit the Genealogy Research Overview to learn more about our services, collections, and research request forms. Also explore the Genealogy Library Resource Guide!
Contact us for more information or to book a one-on-one appointment with a Library staff member:
Book an appointment – Self-Service Research. Access books, microfilm, and birth & death registers, photographs, vertical files, and more!
Recollection Studio – Digitize your personal photographs, documents, slides and audio-visual materials.
Call 412.622.3114 or use our Chat at carnegielibrary.org to get one-on-one help with your personal research!
Join us for Genealogy Day 2023!