Over the past two years, our popular city genealogy guides have helped you research relatives in more than 30 US cities. We fielded requests to publish guides for readers’ ancestral hometowns big and small across America, but we couldn’t cover every locale. So we’re wrapping up our City Guides series with instructions for DIY-ing a guide to research in your own ancestral hometown.
This reusable resource will help you uncover genealogical resources for any American city from Abilene to Zanesville. First, we’ll show you how to find your way around the records of a city or town. As you work through the advice, fill in the following template (also downloadable as a PDF here
) to create your guide. Got more than one city to search in? Feel free to copy the blank pages.