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Family History and Genealogy : Getting Started

Whether you are researching a historical figure for a paper, ordained minister, or the religious history of your own family, this guide will point you in the right direction and provide resources in the Divinity Library for genealogical study

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Links for library, Sakai, & tech pages

Document Delivery

Document Delivery will provide electronic delivery of articles and book chapters (as PDFs) for resources located at Duke as well as those not available at Duke.


Creating a Document Delivery Account (2 min. video) |   Requesting items through Document Delivery (2 min. video)


We recommend requesting entire books, journal volumes, or microfilm via your own local public library unless you intend to use them during your time on campus.

E-resources & Get it @ Duke

Click on the get it @ Duke button to access e-resources and databases. From off campus, you will be prompted for your NetId and Password.

Many databases only provide abstracts and not the full-text of articles. If you don't see a link for the full text, use get it @ Duke to find it in the library.

2-min. video on using Get it @ Duke

More info on off-campus access to e-resources

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Citing Sources

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Subject Guide

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Joshua V. Leto
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