Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors, 2nd Edition

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Cold Spring Press, Nov 1, 2005 - History - 224 pages
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Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors is an easy-to-read guide to beginning genealogy. Quillen teaches the basics of getting started and guides readers through the tricks and techniques of professional genealogists. The book is filled with real-life examples. Readers are pointed to the most current web sites and government records where information can be gleaned. Often-overlooked resources - such as military records - are identified and instructions for procuring and using them are included. Readers will also be treated to detailed suggestions on how to write an effective and interesting life history that will be treasured by the budding genealogist's descendants.

This second edition has expanded and revised sections in Internet research, including new techniques and web sites; ethnic research; the latest information available on census access and availability; and more ideas on how to do your own Life History.

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User Review  - Melissa Frye - Goodreads

A great resource for genealogists. I found some fantastic tips for organization as well as research. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeanette - Goodreads

This is rather average as far as genealogy how-to books go. The best parts are the checklists and additional resources at the end of each chapter. Probably a decent guide for beginners but I think there are better ones out there. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
11
Old BudgetsLedgers
24
Pedigree Charts
37
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

For the past 22 years, W. Dan Quillen has been a professional writer specializing in travel and technical subjects. He has taught beginning genealogy courses to university students and working adults, and is a frequent lecturer in beginning and intermediate genealogy classes taught in his community.

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