Fauquier County Public Library

Connect with Genealogy Connect

Posted by jody on

Whether you are new to researching your family history or are a seasoned researcher who has  hit a road block, give Genealogy Connect a try. This library database can be accessed in the library or in the comfort of your home with your Fauquier County Public Library Card.  Genealogy Connect features a wide range of references covering the American Revolution, Atlantic States, Family Histories and Quaker Ancestors.

How it works

  • Full text PDF’s of titles are available to view
  • The titles can be easily searched and navigated
  • Options for citing your sources, email, downloading and printing from the text
  • Includes a table of contents, list of illustrations and appendix
  • A content summary for each title

What’s Covered? 

Below is just a sampling of full text titles available.

  • American Revolution, 1775-1783Ameican Passengers
  • Atlantic States
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Genealogical Databases And Libraries
  • Reference Works
  • Religions
  • United States History, 1600-1775 (Colonial Period)
  • War of 1812

A Closer Look

An example from the Emigration and Immigration collection is American Passenger Arrival Records: A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail and Steam, Updated and Enlarged. Originally published in 1988 and updated in 1999, this title features coverage of colonial emigration records, finding aids and reference materials, National Archives microfilm programs and publications, current projects and new developments in immigration research.Ships from our Ancestors

If you know the name of the ship your ancestor arrived on, Ships of Our Ancestors is a compilation of photographs of some 900 steamships that transported immigrants to the United States, arranged alphabetically by ship name. Includes well known shipping lines North German Lloyd, White Star, Cunard, Guion, Red Star, Inman, and Hamburg-American.

Within the Atlantic States collection you will find indexes of Maryland marriages, Muster Rolls and Colonial Immigration. States covered include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. This resource includes naturalization records and much more.

If your looking to trace your Quaker Ancestors, check out Index to Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, 1999.  This index includes an alphabetical listing of around 600,000 names found in “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy” with entries containing surname, given name, volume number and page number.

Further Undertakings

For a little humor check out Further Undertakings of a Dead Relative Collector. Veteran researchers will enjoy this humorous account of the many adventures one can have while on a quest for genealogy answers. A sequel to Collecting Dead Relatives, this title also includes advice for researchers.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can connect with Genealogy Connect, stop by and talk to a reference librarian. We’d be happy to assist you and help you find the correct resource to assist you in your family history research. Don’t forget you can find this and much more on our Genealogy and Local History page of the library website.

Jody ~ reference librarian, Warrenton central library

Never miss another library program or event! Subscribe to bookmarks, our monthly eNewsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Comments are closed.