Genealogy is the study or investigation of ancestry and family histories. Researching a family history can be be done using vital records, governmental or religious records, and on-line resources.
Books for Adults
by James M. Rose & Alice Eichholz
A resource book for African-American genealogy.
Books for Teens
Ancestor hunt : finding your family online
by Shepherdson, Nancy
The ancestry mystery : are you related to someone famous? Provides information to search your family tree using the Internet.
Books for Younger Children
La Familia: Del Pequeno al Mayor
by Roca, Núria
Describes what makes a family, many kinds of families, and the wonderful variety of relatives one can have!
More books for:
Africana Heritage Project (http://www.africanaheritage.com/)
"Our mission is to rediscover precious records that document the names and lives of former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share those records on this free Internet site. "
Focuses on African-American and African ancestors genealogical research, including interactive guides and census records
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/)
Digital Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, a dataset that covers every day-to-day change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2000.
Cyndi's List (Hispanic / Central & South America / The West Indies) (http://www.cyndislist.com/hispanic.htm)
This section of Cyndi's List includes Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Categories include general resource sites, newsgroups and message boards, publications and records, among other topics.
Cyndi's List of genealogy Sites on the Internet (http://www.cyndislist.com/)
A categorized and cross-referenced index to over 230,000 genealogical resources on the Internet
Family History Software: Personal Ancestral File (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Home/Welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp)
Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is a free genealogy and family history program. PAF allows you to quickly and easily collect, organize and share your family history and genealogy information. This is available from the FamilySearch website.
Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/default.asp)
Provides information on how to begin genealogical research. Provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (http://www.jgssn.org/)
The Society holds educational meetings and workshops to further family history research.
Jewishgen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy (http://www.jewishgen.org/)
JewishGen®, Inc. is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide.
Mankind's A to Z of Regional Genealogy and Local History Research ( http://www.academic-genealogy.com/regionalgenealogy.htm)
This Internet site demographically catalogs the people of the world, who live upon and share this planet Earth. Total ethnic group populations are combined with regions having significant ethnic populations, thus allowing global consideration of migration patterns over generations of time.
Free online genealogy information, sponsored by Ancestry.com
The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Foundation (http://www.ellisisland.org/)
Free access to the Passenger Arrival Records for Ellis Island
Tombstone Transcription Project (http://usgwtombstones.org/)
An international registry of transcribed tombstones from local cemeteries
Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society (http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Envccngs/)
Offers classes and seminars on genealogical research
Genealogical Resources (http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=587&Itemid=443)
Provided by the Nevada State Library and Archives . Mostly Nevada information some California and Orgeon information as well.
Las Vegas Regional Family History Center and Genealogy Library (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/FHC_Results.asp?FHCCountry=United+States&FHCStateProv=Nevada&FHCCounty=clark&FHCCity=Las+Vegas&submit=Search)
509 S. 9th St.
Las Vegas, NV
The regional Family History Center, a branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
Marriage Inquiry System (http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Services/pages/MarriageLicenseRecords.aspx)
Clark County Recorder's Office
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy.P.O. Box 551510
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1510
Offers marriage records online from 1984 to the present, and records from 1909 via mail or in person
Nevada Census Information (http://www.nevadagenealogy.com/census.htm)
Copies of the federal manuscript censuses of 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920.
Nevada Obituaries (http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-NV-NDX.html)
Search through the Nevada newspapers citations already indexed. Maintained by volunteers.
Nevada Office of Vital Records (http://health.nv.gov/VS.htm)
The legal custodian of birth and death certificates filed in the state of Nevada from July 1, 1911 to the present.
Southern Nevada Health District (http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/birth-certificates.php)
625 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 759-1000 (Main Number)
(702) 759-1010 (Vital Records)
Where to get local birth and death certificate records.
The Heritage Room (http://www.mypubliclibrary.com/catalog/library/userdef/genealogy.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6)
The Henderson District Public Library's genealogy room. Staffed by volunteers from the Clark County Genealogical Society.
American Memory Project (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/)
Digital content from Library of Congress. Wealth of information of American History with digitalized books, personal narratives, maps and etc. owned by the nation's library.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhl/library_main.asp)
Possibly the most extensive genealogical research library in the world
Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources (http://international.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html)
Portals to the World contain selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories. Contains geneological websites section under each country.
Library of Congress: Local History and Genealogy Reading Room (http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/)
Links to a number of genealogical libraries as well as archival and historical resources.
National Archives and Records Administration (http://www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/index.html/)
Provides guides, an archival research catalog, workshops and more
National Genealogical Society (http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/)
The National Genealogical Society is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.
Social Security Death Index free access provided by Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1202535)
Find social security death records for free. No registration required.
Social Security Death Index free access provided by Family Tree Legends (http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/ssdi)
Use the Advanced Search to limit by location, date, etc. Free access - The SSDI, taken from the U.S. Social Security Administration's Death Master File, is one of the key resources available to genealogists today. It contains those individuals who were assigned Social Security numbers and whose death was reported to the SSA. Note: deaths prior to 1966 are only in the database if they were reported.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (http://www.fgs.org/)
A national organization comprised of more than 500 genealogical societies from across the United States
Where to write for Vital Records (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm)
A centralized listing of where to get birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc. certificates, from the various states.