Are you interested in your family's history? If so, we have many resources to get your started in genealogical research, including books, found in the 929 section. There is also an online resource, Ancestry.com, which you can log into here at the Library. Other Library online resources include Newsbank's America's GenealogyBank and America's Obituary and Death Notices, which can be accessed in the Library and from your home computer (you will need your valid Nesmith Library card for account authentication).
Additional resources links can be found on our website here.
A little-known resource is In the First Person An Index of Letter, Diaries, Oral Histories and Personal Narratives.
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.
It lets you keyword search more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records.
The index contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.
Stop by the Library to browse our genealogy sections (nonfiction or Reference).
Photo of "unidentified soldier in Union frock coat holding Company G, 12th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment forage cap," courtesy Library of Congress.