The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

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Alpha Books, 1997 - Reference - 328 pages
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More than 100 million Americans have started tracing their family roots. Here's the book that will help them unlock the mysteries of their past. Features the basic techniques needed to conduct a search, including how to gather names, dates, places, relationships, and family documents. Also contains the best places to find information from interviews with mom and dad, to census reports, church records, the Internet, and more. Readers will also learn valuable tips on keeping track of records, including using computer programs. Features family tree charts, interview sheets, sample census forms, and a state-by-state list of libraries and archives. Christine Rose, CC, CGL, FASG, is a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, and currently the Vice President of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Ms. Rose has written numerous books, booklets, and articles on the subject. She lives in San Jose, California. Kay Ingalls is the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and author of Getting Started with Roots III, a user-friendly introduction to a popular genealogy computer

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Despite the distasteful name of this series, this was a good basic guidebook for those interested in exploring their family roots. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Got a lot of good ideas that have panned out for tracing my family. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Christine Rose is a full-time professional genealogist. She was elected a fellow of the American society of Genealogists in 1988, an honor bestowed on only 50 living genealogists at any time.
Kay Germain Ingalls is a certified genealogist and is past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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