Unpuzzling Your Past

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F+W Media, Jul 10, 2001 - Reference - 180 pages
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Best-selling genealogy author Emily Croom presents a new and expanded version of her best-selling guide to genealogy. It provides readers with all the tools and information they need to jump into this great American hobby by focusing on fundamental strategies for success, questions to ask, places for research, and interesting examples of each step along the way. Throughout, readers will find techniques and suggestions for: * tapping family documents, oral tradition, and memories * exploring the vast array of U.S. public records, from newspapers and tombstones to censuses and land records * getting the most from names, dates, and handwriting of the past * developing a first-rate and meaningful family history Well-organized, well written, and comprehensive, this guide also offers readers charts, illustrations, reference sidebars, bibliographies, a glossary, and useful, reproducible forms. Each chapter is capped with a list of Things To Do Now to encourage readers or students to apply what they have learned. Recent polls show that 60% of the U.S. population is interested in researching their family history! Emily Croom is an active researcher, teacher, and lecturer in genealogy. She holds a master's degree in history and contributes articles to several genealogy periodicals. Her other books include the companion volume, the Unpuzzling Your Past Workbook, the widely-acclaimed the Genealogist's Companion & Sourcebook, and the exciting the Sleuth Book for Genealogists.

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User Review  - Linda Hartlaub - Goodreads

A good beginning to early intermediate book for genealogy research. Lots of information, ideas to further your search and forms to help you keep track of your research. It could use a more online references. A better place for her forms is in the Unpuzzling Your Past Workbook. Read full review

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User Review  - AdultNonFiction Teton County Library - Goodreads

Lynn 929.1 Croom Emily Croom books are all easy to read and provides strategies for finding your ancestors. Her ideas are practical and basic. For example, Chapter 16 is Read it Right: Handwriting of the Past. Is that a S or an I? Reproducible copies of worksheets, census, and forms are provided. Read full review



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Croom is a popular lecturer for societies and community groups and teaches genealogy at the Houston (Texas) Community College. She holds a masters degree in history, writes articles for several genealogy periodicals, and is an active researcher.

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