NGS Books

NGS Books

From early in its founding to now, the National Genealogical Society has produced numerous books of interest to a wide audience. From modern guides to research in a specific state, to topical books such as the nitty-gritty of numbering a genealogy and mastering proof and documentation, to record extracts published in the days before computers, NGS Books offer tools for family history researchers at all levels.


Research in the States Series

Browse our Research in the States series of concise guidebooks for discovering records and repositories in thirty-three states, the District of Columbia, and the tribal records of Oklahoma’s American Indians.

Our Top Sellers: Books Focused on Special Topics to Build Skills

NGS also publishes books on special topics to help family historians build their genealogy skills and fully develop their expertise in DNA use, genealogical proof, the importance of documentation, the law, and so much more.