America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers, by William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer; 2000, reprinted 2003; 139 pp; Perfect bound; Heritage Quest,
identifies research facilities with genealogy collections at local, state, regional and national levels. The top 10 genealogy resource centers in the U.S. are listed first, followed by the locations of the best centers in each state. After the state listings, there are chapters for identifying the regional branches of the National Archives and the vital statistics offices for every state.
Over 3,000 genealogy resource centers were personally visited to assemble this choice listing. Each facility's staff was asked about their special collections, surname folder files, genealogies, periodicals, county histories and any other resource of value to genealogists. Curators were specifically asked about any resource that made their library or archives unique, plus any compiled index or guide to records. Based on these surveys and comparisons, the list of 3,000 was condensed to an elite group of about 600 facilities; the very best genealogy resource centers in America!