Published in 1987, the Second Supplement lists genealogies in the Library of Congress catalogued between January 1976 and June 1986. It supplements the two-volume Genealogies in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography (1972) and the five-year supplement, 1972-1976, published in 1977. This ten-year supplement lists 10,000 titles acquired by the Library of Congress since 1976–this extraordinary number reflecting the phenomenal growth of interest in genealogy since the publication of Roots. An index of secondary names contains about 8,500 entries, and a geographical index lists family locations when mentioned.
“Unlike the previous volumes, this volume is based upon a printout from the LC’s database. Arrangement is alphabetical by family name, and then alphabetically by author. An index of secondary names lists all those names which appear in the title or which were extracted by the catalogers. Each entry contains a complete bibliographic citation, including the LC catalog number and the Dewey Decimal number. An index of places is also included.
“This important reference is a necessity in any library with a genealogical collection. It has been anxiously awaited, and users will not be disappointed as it meets the high standards expected from its compiler.”–Carol Willsey Bell, American Reference Books Annual 1988