Genealogical & Local History Books in Print: General Reference & World Resources Volume
Genealogical & Local History Books in Print: General Reference & World Resources Volume: Fifth Edition. Marian Hoffman, ed. . (1997)

The General Reference and World Resources Volume of G&LHBIP, lists genealogical books in print that fit into the categories of general reference or world resources, and the book is arranged under those two principal classifications. Therein, under headings ranging from adoption, Bible records, and bibliography to textbooks, vital records, and westward migration, the General Reference section lists thousands of genealogical books in print; while the World Resources section lists publications covering countries throughout the world, from Australia, Britain, and Germany to Italy, Switzerland, and the West Indies.

Alphabetically arranged by authors' names or the names of sponsoring institutions, the entries, typically, give the name of the author, the full title of the work, date of publication, whether indexed or illustrated, in cloth or paper, number of pages, selling price, and vendor number (publisher, bookseller, etc.). Vendors are listed separately in the front of the book, both numerically and alphabetically, with addresses and special ordering information given to enable the reader to place orders. In addition, for maximum convenience in your research, the book contains an index of authors and an index of titles. An easier or better method of locating books can hardly be imagined!

See also the other 3 volumes of G&LHBIP:
Family History Volume
U.S. Sources & Resources A-N
U.S. Sources & Resources N-W


"This series [Genealogical & Local History Books in Print] of four books should be in every society library."--FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES FORUM, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Spring 1998), p. 23.

".vitally important resource.editor Marian Hoffman has produced a superb fifth edition. All four volumes constitute such an essential and useful resource that no genealogical library anywhere should be without them."--THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD (October 1989), p. 254.

"The profession owes a great debt to the compiler and editor of this monumental resource for genealogy and local history research.Highly recommended for all libraries."--LIBRARY JOURNAL (August 1, 1997)

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