The Source

Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9781593312770
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, Kindle
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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, Kindle
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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.

Printed Sources

Author: Kory Leland Meyerink
Publisher: Ancestry.com
ISBN: 9780916489700
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

They Became Americans

Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9780916489717
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Hidden Sources

Author: Laura Szucs Pfeiffer
Publisher: Ancestry.com
ISBN: 9780916489861
Format: PDF
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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.

Fostering Family History Services A Guide for Librarians Archivists and Volunteers

Author: Rhonda L. Clark
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695429
Format: PDF
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Here is everything you need to promote your library as a center for genealogical study by leveraging your collection to help patrons conduct research on ancestors, document family stories, and archive family heirlooms. • Discusses the reference environment and offers tips for strategic planning for local studies • Includes hints of how to assess, organize, discard, or donate family heirlooms • Offers suggestions for caring for family history archives, including physical enclosures, digital copies, and the importance of data backups • Features templates for partnership agreements with other organizations

The Genealogist s Address Book 6th Edition

Author: Elizabeth Petty Bentley
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806317960
Format: PDF
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"The Genealogist's Address Book is the answer to the perennial question, 'What's out there in the world of genealogy?' What organizations, institutions, special resources, and websites can help me? Where do I write or phone or send e-mail? Once again, Elizabeth Bentley's Address Book answers these questions and more. Now in its 6th edition, The Genealogist's Address Book gives you access to all the key sources of genealogical information, providing names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, names of contact persons, and other pertinent information for more than 27,000 organizations, including libraries, archives, societies, government agencies, vital records offices, professional bodies, publications, research centers, and special interest groups. Based on a written survey of thousands of organizations and institutions across the country, and supplemented by information from printed and Internet sources, the new 6th edition of the Address Book has been extensively revised and updated, eliminating undeliverable addresses and defunct organizations, while adding thousands of additional sources. Besides new websites and e-mail addresses, the new edition features greatly expanded coverage of archival agencies and vital records offices, especially in the New England states and New York. In addition, it is now easier to use than ever, with all 27,000 entries divided into two easy-to-use sections."--P. [4] of cover.