Online Essential Library

Online Essential Library
(based on some titles of Elizabeth Shown Mills' Essential Library list of essential library books, from the textbook "Professional Genealogy")

Most public libraries today usually have great reference works in their subscription databases, including dictionaries like thesauri, encyclopedias, etc., for residents with library cards:
San Diego Public Library
San Diego County Library

"Locating  Lost Family Members and Friends: Modern Genealogical Research Techniques for Locating the People of Your Past and Present" by Kathleen W. Hinkley (digital version accessible, to a limited amount of people, when at a Family History Center)

Black's Law Dictionary (1891 ed.)
Black's Law Dictionary (1910, 2nd ed.)
Black's Law Dictionary (5th ed.)

Association of Professional Genealogists
Board for Certification of Genealogists

Chicago Manual of Style (from Purdue OWL)

"The American Census Handbook" by Thomas Jay Kemp (digital version accessible, to a limited amount of people, when at a Family History Center)

Evidence Explained

Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States

Ancestry's Wiki (includes contents from the "Red Book" and "The Source")

FamilySearch Wiki (US section)


JOURNALS
New England Historical and Genealogical Register and American Ancestors Magazine (must have subscription)
National Genealogical Society Member Periodicals (must have a subscription)


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