Friday, 12 August 2016

Genealogy Books Most in Demand

Here, as of 11 August 2016, are the genealogy books most in the demand at the Ottawa Public Library based on holds per copy in the system.
Some are books that have not yet arrived at the OPL, an example being Drew Smith's book at the top of the list.

Thomas MacEntee is the only author with two books in the list.

The top seven are how to books without reference to a particular location.

TitleAuthorHolds per copy
Organize Your Genealogy, Strategies and Solutions for Every ResearcherSmith, Drew29
500 Best Genealogy & Family History TipsMacEntee, Thomas18.5
How to Use Evernote for GenealogyScott, Kerry16
Family History Trippin', A Guide to Planning A Genealogy Research TripMacEntee, Thomas14
Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org, How to Find your Family History on the World's Largest Free Genealogy WebsiteMcCullough, Dana12
The Family History Web Directory, The Genealogical Websites You Can't Do WithoutScott, Jonathan11
Exploring Big Historical Data, The Historian's MacroscopeGraham, Shawn10.5
Til Death Us Do Part, Causes of Death 1300-1948Few, Janet8.5
Irish Family History Resources OnlinePaton, Chris6
The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-it-yourself GenealogyQuillen, W. Daniel5.75
Trace your German Roots Online, A Complete Guide to German Genealogy WebsitesBeidler, James M.5.5
Derry-Londonderry, Gateway to A New World : the Story of Emigration From the Foyle by Sail and SteamMitchell, Brian5
Local History Reference Collections for Public LibrariesMarquis, Kathy5
The Family Tree Polish, Czech & Slovak Genealogy GuideAlzo, Lisa A5

1 comment:

Gail B said...

The list intrigues me, as the number of holds indicate these books circulate, even though some appear to be Reference Texts. So I passed the list on to my colleague where I was worked at my Public Library. They can try to parse it, and also see how many general genealogy books OPL has.

Thanks for this, John
Gail B