The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving Techniques for Effective Research

Front Cover
Betterway Books, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 134 pages
1 Review
Researching family history takes time - time that many people just don't have. This book shows them how to maximize their research efficiency by saving time and utilizing what little they have in the best way possible. Melnyk teaches how to make every minute count through step-by-step instruction and sidebars highlighting important tips and procedures. A wide variety of organizational techniques illustrate how to streamline research using everything from research facilities and the Internet to research trips, the postal service and more. Readers will learn how to focus their efforts to get the best results possible in the time available. Selling points: Addresses the very common reader frustration of not having the time necessary to do the work needed. Oganization and research techniques are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand fashion, appropriate for beginner and advanced researcher alike.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving Techniques for Effective Research (PBS Ancestor)

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Melnyk, a professional genealogist, addresses the need for time management and organization in this latest how-to-do-genealogy-better guide. She gears this toward new genealogists strapped for ... Read full review

Review: The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving Techniques for Effective Research

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This book was very handy. It gave me a reason to look at records that I never really considered looking at before. It has really wet my apetite to start looking again. Now just to find the time! Read full review

Contents

Controlling the Paper Pile
21
Gathering Information by Mail
37
Getting Your Computer and
51
Copyright

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Tracing Your Family Roots
Lise Hull
No preview available - 2005

About the author (2000)

Melnyk is a genealogist, lecturer, instructor, and author. She has lectured on all aspects of genealogical research, from beginner to advanced levels, for nearly ten years. She is the creator and instructor of the New England Historic Genealogical Society's "Genealogy 101" course and president of the Italian Genealogical Society of America, Inc.

Bibliographic information