The Source

Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9781593312770
Format: PDF, ePub
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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as the genealogist's bible."" The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.""

The Source

Author: Arlene H. Eakle
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Ancestry Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Useful to the novice searcher, as well as the professional genealogist. Covers all aspects of research--major records, published sources, and special resources.

The Researcher s Guide to American Genealogy

Author: Val D. Greenwood
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780806316215
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explains the principles of genealogical research; identifies various classes of records that may be used in that research, and tells where to find them; and includes information about the use of computers in compiling family histories.

Finding Answers in U S Census Records

Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9780916489984
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This book is a guide to help researchers effectively locate and use the abundant and valuable U.S. Census records, whether it is the population schedules, state and local census schedules, or special census schedules. After a brief history of the origin of the census, the book discusses each type of census and explores what specific points a researcher needs to keep in mind when working with them." -- p.viii.

Printed Sources

Author: Kory Leland Meyerink
Publisher: Ancestry.com
ISBN: 9780916489700
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"While most genealogy books focus on original records and primary sources, this title focuses on secondary sources that have proliferated because of the growth of genealogy. It identifies and explains the vast number of published genealogical sources, acting both as a guidebook and a bibliography to the printed material in the field. The introduction alone is a treasure trove of information, and should be called Genealogy Sources 101. Coverage includes encyclopedias, gazetteers, indexes, abstracts, histories, biographies, military sources, periodicals, and much more. Appendixes include CD-ROMs for family historians, major genealogical libraries in the Inited States, and a list of genealogical publishers and booksellers. This monumental source is highlyrecommended in all libraries for the beginner or expert ".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Hidden Sources

Author: Laura Szucs Pfeiffer
Publisher: Ancestry.com
ISBN: 9780916489861
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Family history researchers are accustomed to searching among vital records, censuses, and other commonly used sources. But there are any number of more-obscure sources that can lead researchers to vital information, and Obscure Sources: Great Clues in Hidden Places will introduce you to them. Bankruptcy records, special censuses, employment records, and coroners' records are only a few of the kinds of records you can turn to when other sources prove unfruitful. Obscure Sources is an overview of a large number of sources that are often overlooked. It discusses where these records can be found, offers some options for locating these records through the Internet, and provides a selected bibliography of background information and methodology.

They Became Americans

Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9780916489717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book attempts to accomplish five specific purposes: 1. To provide an accurate, readable, and interesting historical framework for the citizenship process. 2. To suggest ways of finding naturalization records. 3. To expose the weaknesses and strengths of records. 4. To point to a great array of alternative sources for finding immigrant origins in case naturalization records are not to be found. 5. To help [the reader] enjoy rich sources of Americana--Introd.

The Genealogy Sourcebook

Author: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780737300079
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explains how to use available sources and resources to trace one's lineage, offering actual case studes to demonstrate how the research is conducted and organized

The Handybook for Genealogists

Author: Holly Hansen
Publisher: Everton Pub
ISBN: 9781890895051
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Everton's Handybook for Genealogists is one of the most valuable genealogy bibliography collections currently available. It is an indispensable resource for any genealogist attempting to trace their heritage using the county record system of the United States. The Handybook contains: well-researched histories of each state, state capital and the territories, descriptions and addresses for each state's major record collections and protocol for requesting vital records, information on researching records for nineteen foreign countries, complete contact information for libraries, repositories, and historical/genealogical societies, detailed county maps and over 120 migration trail maps. The Handybook also incorporates an in-depth tracking system for every county in each state, including counties that no longer exist, to help genealogists determine which county records to research. This timesaving feature makes this volume the most comprehensive resource for county information in the United States available today.