Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors, 6E

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Cold Spring Press, Apr 2, 2013 - Reference - 240 pages
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Genealogy is America’s favorite hobby, and this is the #1 book to get beginners started!

This new sixth edition 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, and best of all 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. 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 revised edition has expanded and revised sections on Internet research, including new web sites; more on immigration and naturalization records; the latest information available on census access and availability.

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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

Review: Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors

User Review  - John - Goodreads

This is a basic genealogy aimed mostly at beginners although, like many books there are a number of good ideas hidden for those that are more advanced. Quillen'a approach is very traditional with only minimal suggestions for online research of your family history. Read full review

About the author (2013)

For 28 years, W. Daniel Quillen has been a professional writer specializing in travel and technical subjects. He teaches beginning genealogy courses to university students and working adults, and is a frequent lecturer in genealogy classes taught in the greater Denver area. He is also the author of "The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy" and the new Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series, with five titles in this line now in print and more to come.

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