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Pollak Library

Genealogy & Family History Research: Home

Resources, tips, and tutorials for conducting genealogy research, with an emphasis on U.S. genealogy.

About This Guide

Family TreeWhen you browse this guide you'll find:

  • Information about the key types of records used in genealogy research.
  • Information about what resources are available through the Pollak Library and neighboring Southern California repositories.
  • Information about key online repositories.
  • Tips and tutorials for finding and analyzing genealogical records.
  • Where to find and how to use genealogy tools and forms.
  • Genealogy gurus to follow and learn from.

About Genealogy

Children answer the question "What is genealogy?" with varying degrees of success. They have a much easier time answering "What is family history?" How would you describe family history and the concepts related to ancestry and ancestral research to children?

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