Presidential Genealogy Resources

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  • The American President, companion book to PBS documentary, by Philip B. Kunhardt Jr., Philip B. Kunhardt III and Peter W. Kunhardt (PBS, $50)
  • American Presidential Families by Hugh Brogan, Charles Mosley and David Prebenna (Macmillan Library Reference, $154.25)
  • The American Presidents: An Annotated Bibliography by Norman S. Cohen (Salem Press, $42)
  • Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts (Boyer, $37.50)
  • Burke’s Presidential Families of the United States of America by Marcus Cunliffe, Lesley Hume Cunliffe and David Williamson (Burke’s Peerage, $69.95)
  • The Descendants of the Presidents of the United States of America, 2nd revised edition, by Walter L. Zorn (W. L. Zorn, out of print)
  • First Families: The Making Of An American Aristocracy by Nathaniel Burt (Boston & Toronto, out of print)
  • The Patriot’s Handbook by George Grant (Cumberland House Publishing, $14.95)
  • Presidential Sites: A Directory of Places Associated with Presidents of the United States by William G. Clotworthy (McDonald & Woodward Publications, $18.98)
  • The Reader’s Companion to the American Presidency edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer (Houghton Mifflin, $40)
  • Records of the Presidency: Presidential Papers and Libraries from Washington to Reagan by Frank L. Schick (Oryx Press, out of print)
  • To the Best of My Ability: The American Presidents by James M. McPherson (DK Publishing , $29.95)
  • Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? A Tour of Presidential Gravesites by Brian Lamb (C-Span , $24.95)

Multimedia Sources

  • The American President, five-volume video series (PBS, $99.98): Documentary series profiling 41 of America’s chief executives.
  • Presidential Family Forest CD-ROM (Millisecond Publishing, $29)