How can I share my family history research with others?
After you have made progress researching your family history or genealogy, you may want to consider writing and publishing your results. For example, consider writing narrative accounts of families, ideally with an analysis of historical evidence and source citations in your book. Remember to be mindful of privacy for living persons and obtain permission before publishing narratives involving them. There are great published resources to help you as you start your writing and publishing journey! Consider the following: Genealogy Standards, Evidence Explained, Mastering Genealogical Documentation, and Numbering Your Genealogy. After you publish your book, consider donating to your local genealogy society or to the Library of Congress.
Additional Ways to Contact Us
Send written correspondence to:
Researcher Engagement and General Collections
Local History and Genealogy
101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 100
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660
The staff of the Library of Congress cannot undertake research in family history or heraldry. In order to perform work of this nature satisfactorily, it is necessary to identify a particular branch of the family concerned, and, because of the time and effort involved, searches for this kind of information usually require the services of a professional genealogist or heraldic searcher.