In addition to wonderful research websites such as Ancestry.com, you are likely aware of state and county historical societies, government archives, courthouses, public and university libraries and other places for research. Your local or state genealogical society likely has a valuable collection of books, periodicals, indexes, vertical files, maps, and manuscripts. Some house their collection at a local library or historical society, but many do have their own library. Collections generally relate to more than just the state in which it is located. Classes, internet access, finding aids, and great volunteers are another boon to visiting these libraries. To find such libraries, try typing â€œgenealogical society libraryâ€ and a society or place name into your favorite search engine. Among the libraries I found are:
Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Library is at 1505 SE Gideon, Portland, OR. The library catalog is online.
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Library is at 1185 Concord St. N., Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN 55075. The library catalog is online.
Ohio Genealogical Society
Library is at 713 South Main St., Mansfield, OH 44907. The library catalog is online.
Southern California Genealogical Society
Library is at 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504. The library catalog is online.