The Genealogist's Question & Answer Book

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F+W Media, Feb 12, 2002 - Reference - 176 pages
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Get your answers to your genealogy questions!

There's never been a better time to discover your ancestors. More family history resources are available now than ever before - making your research options almost limitless. So much information, however, makes determining where to begin, what to believe, and how to decipher it all a challenge.

The Genealogist's Questions & Answers Book helps you overcome these hurdles and make the most of your research time. It provides answers to more than 150 of the most commonly asked genealogy questions in a friendly, easy-to-browse format.

Questions are conveniently grouped according to the different resources you'll use: from census, church, and immigration records to oral histories, websites, electronic databases, and more. You'll learn what to look for in each document, how to interpret the information you find, and where to go next with your research.

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Contents

Introduction
1
General Genealogical Questions
3
Oral History and Home Sources
21
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Melnyk is a genealogist, lecturer, instructor, and author. She has lectured on all aspects of genealogical research, from beginner to advanced levels, for nearly ten years. She is the creator and instructor of the New England Historic Genealogical Society's "Genealogy 101" course and president of the Italian Genealogical Society of America, Inc.

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