The ONLINE CARD CATALOG is a great place to start your search! It lists nearly all of the books and research materials in our Genealogy & History Library, plus some links to outside sources, accessed by title, author, and description keywords. The catalog is not intended, however, to be a comprehensive index of everything we have about a surname. We have many additional indexes and finding aids that we can assist you with using in our Library.
***IMPORTANT SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS***
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You can search for words, names, or short phrases in the Title, Description, or Author fields.
Phrases must match on the full string of words in the same order, including any punctuation.
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-For the broadest results, use one search term at a time, in one field/category at time.
-Trying a word in [Title] and then in [Description] may yield different results.
-For narrower results, add a second word in the “Second Keyword” box.
(If you fill out more than one search box at the same time, all the conditions must be matched).
Example 1: [Title] Washington + [Second Keyword] George
Example 2: [Description] marriage + [Second Keyword] Lancaster
-Try various spellings, singular/plural forms, and common abbreviations.
For example, materials related to death records may use various terms like Death, Grave, Cemetery, Cemeteries, etc.
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