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Genealogy Tour

Genealogy resources of the Cornette Library.

Library Tour 2014

The Cornette Library welcomed members from the Amarillo Genealogical Society in a 2014 tour. 

Visitors were given a handout that allowed them to browse the Loan Shelves and Reference department for books useful for genealogy research.  The handout may also be used in any library that uses the LC Classification System.

LC Brief Browsing Guide

LC Call Number Subject
CR 53 Heraldry & Coats of Arm
CR 1179 Family Heraldry
CR 3499 Titles of Honor, Rank, Precedence, etc.
CS Genealogy
CS 2305 Meanings & Origins of First & Last Names
E 151 – E 889 United States
E 184 – E 185.98 United States Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Groups
E 202 Societies (Patriotic and Hereditary)
E 202.5 Daughters of the American Revolution
E 255 American Revolution - The American Army (1775-1783)
E 263.A – .W American Revolution - American Army Troops – By State (1775-1783)
E 269.A – .Z American Revolution -Participation by Race, Ethnic Group, Religious Group, etc.
E 456 – E 655 Civil War Period, 1861-1865
E 462.1 – E 463 Civil War – Individual Societies; Patriotic Societies
E 482 – E 489 Confederate States of America
E 491 – E 541 Civil War – Union Army
E 545 – E 586 Civil War – Confederate State Army
F 1 – F 975 United States – Local History (includes state and county histories, etc. – arranged by state or area)
F 1 – F 105 New England: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
F 106 – F 205 Middle Atlantic States: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland
F 206 – F 295 South Atlantic States: Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
F 296 – F 395 Gulf States: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas
F 381 – F 395 Texas
F 396 – F 475 Old Southwest: Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri
F 476 – F 590 Northwest Territory: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
F 590.3 – F 705 The West: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma
F 721 – F 785 Rocky Mountains: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado
F 786 – F 850 New Southwest: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada
F 850.5 – F 951 Pacific States: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska
Z 675 – Z 1325 &
Z 5301 – Z 5315
Bibliographies Relating to Genealogy, Heraldry, and Biography

LC Classification System

While public libraries usually arrange their books using the Dewey Decimal System, many university libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System. A broad outline of the LC Classification System is:

LC Subject
AGeneral Works
BPhilosophy, Psychology, Religion
CAuxiliary Sciences of History
DWorld History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
EHistory of the Americas
FHistory of the Americas
GGeography, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Sciences
JPolitical Science
MMusic and Books on Music
NFine Arts
PLanguage and Literature
UMilitary Science
VNaval Science
ZBibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)

For a more detailed outline of the LC Classification System, please visit the Library of Congress