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Genealogy for beginners

"This book covers everything you need to get started researching your family history or continue a project you've already started. It offers practical suggestions from an experienced genealogist, and detailed, step-by-step instructions for carrying out a quality family history research. Topics covered include: Getting started with a family history research project. Discovering which subscription services are worth the price. Using effectively. Finding obituaries. Interviewing family members. Preserving and organizing paper and digital files, plus photographs. Getting the most out of DNA testing for genealogy. Conducting cemetery research Finding and interpreting non-US records. Doing cultural and ethnic heritage research. Finding professional researchers and translators. Keeping up with the genealogy news."--


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Paths to your past : a guide to finding your ancestors

Getting started. Using sources on the internet; family papers and memorabilia; oral tradition; interviews; don't forget the collaterals; the importance of dates -- Using libraries and published sources. Genealogies and local histories; genealogical and historical periodicals; newspapers; indexes, abstracts, and transcriptions; borrowing materials from a library; libraries with major genealogical collections; genealogical publishers and booksellers


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The complete idiot's guide to genealogy

"A librarian and authority on genealogical research offers advice and encouragement to those who are eager to uncover their family history in this guidebook. Getting started, research techniques, interviewing tips, and effective use of the library and internet are all discussed in detail in this book that is ideal for beginners and novices. The benefits and importance of genealogical research are also explored. Also included is a discussion on how a person's own identity is linked to their ancestors, and knowledge of forebearers can contribute to a sense of security and family pride that is missing in many mobile and disjointed modern families. Showing how a soundly researched family history can also enhance an individual's understanding of war, hardship, and larger historical events, this work grants insight into the personality traits and health issues of one's descendants"--


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