How to Do Everything Genealogy 3/E

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 11, 2012 - Reference - 470 pages
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Unearth your family's past by mining the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records

In How to Do Everything Genealogy, award-winning researcher and genealogy writer George G. Morgan shows how to start and continue your family history research using traditional records and techniques, as well as the full array of online databases, digitized records, social networks, and other tools. Learn how to organize and create your family tree; find documents about your family; research census documents, military service records, and land and property rolls; plan a successful genealogy research trip; evaluate sources; and other vital skills to help you uncover and illuminate your family's story.

  • Structure an effective research strategy
  • Locate and access genealogy resources for U.S., Canadian, UK and Ireland, and Australian research
  • See illustrations of scores of sample documents
  • Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research
  • Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
  • Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online
  • Learn the most efficient Internet search techniques
  • Research and verify ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA)
  • Use social networking sites and collaboration techniques
  • Discover and use alternative research paths to locate difficult-to-find records
  • Learn to integrate your research by reviewing a real case study

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User Review  - Aleusae - LibraryThing

My mother-in-law gave me this book one year for Christmas, and I thought it was wonderful. It is a wonderful reference book for a genealogist, whether you're just starting out or whether you've been ... Read full review

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For a number of years, I have been researching my family history. This book had some useful reference points in that area. Read full review


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About the author (2012)

George G. Morgan is author of ten books, including The Official Guide to, as well as articles for major genealogical publications worldwide. He is cohost (with Drew Smith) of "The Genealogy Guys Podcast" at A recipient of numerous awards, including the Certificate of Merit from the Federation of Genealogical Societies, George has been working on his own family's genealogy since he was ten years old.

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