Family histories, descendent lists, and genealogies are among the hardest works to locate. Many of these publications were privately printed and/or few copies were published.
Many, but not all, can be located using the subject term "Delaware -- Genealogy." Some of the works have only the name of the family or an individual as the subject term.
Useful terms include:
New Sweden History
name of the family
Call numbers for genealogies and family histories do not place the works in the same location. Some are classified as CS, some are E, and some are F.
There is a great deal of overlap in the sources counted as "family histories" and the sources counted as "local histories." Be sure to check both.
This is a selected list of family histories. Check DELCAT Discovery find more.
CS call numbers are assigned to books that are genealogies or family histories of a region or country.
E call numbers are assigned to family histories and genealogies, when the treatment of the publications is American history.
F call numbers are assigned to family histories and genealogies, when the treatment of the publications is regional or local American history.
Many older histories have been scanned are available in Google Books. Tip: to search for a title, put quotation marks around it.
B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.
Internet search: "writing your family history"
Search the Yellow pages for Books, Publishing.
Search the Internet for subject terms like these:
family history book printing
publish your genealogy
publish your own book