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Local History and Genealogy Research Guides

Research Topics and How-To Guides

Library of Congress subject specialists have created research guides that provide background and resources for further study.

In addition to the research guides arranged here by subject category, you can also examine related topics under Legacy Guides. These older guides have not been updated, but still provide essential information on genealogical research at the Library of Congress. As these guides are updated, they will migrate onto this subject page.

Research Guides Organized by Subject

These older guides have not been updated, but still provide essential information on genealogical research at the Library of Congress. As these guides are updated, they will migrate to the appropriate subject pages.

General Resources

Indexes and Finding Aids

International

U.S. Ethnic Groups and Communities

U.S. Local and Military History