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Genealogy & Family History: Home

A research guide to genealogical research at the UW Libraries.

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Wedding photo of Elizabeth Urban & Joseph Mudrock

Welcome

Welcome to the Family History Guide.  This guide describes some of the resources available at the UW Libraries that can be useful for those researching family history. Though the UW Libraries does not have a genealogical collection, many parts of our collection complement the genealogical holdings of local public libraries.  

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a tiny sampling of primary source collections available at Libraries. More comprehensive lists can be found under History by Region, History by Topic & Primary Sources by Type. UW only digitized collections of primary sources are also listed on Digital Collections A-Z.

Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles in the field of history that can provide historical context for your family history. For additional research databases see those listed under History by Region & History by Topic.

History Librarian