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Genealogy is the study of families and their ancestors and histories. Genealogy research requires using primary sources about family connections. Most genealogy databases require a subscription; the Virginia Tech Libraries does not provide access to any of these databases. This topic guide emphasizes local genealogy research. Most genealogy research support is provided by Special Collections staff.

Getting started with academic research | Overview of genealogy | Recommended databases | Primary document sources | Genealogy bibliography

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