Beginner's Guide & Forms

Cyndi's List Beginner's Guides
Cyndi offers a wide selection of beginner's guides to get you started and to take you on through all aspects of family research. is the encyclopedic directory of everything related to genealogy.



Standards and Guidelines from the National Genealogical Society
Suggested standards and guidelines for doing your family research the right way.


Genealogy Helpers

Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help with your family history questions. You will find them upstairs in the Genealogy Section at the Chavez Central Library on the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10am until 1pm., except in December.

Genealogical Society Volunteers are available to assist you


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