Long-distance genealogy

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Betterway Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Reference - 246 pages
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Gathering information from sources that can't be visited personally is a problem for all genealogists. Long-Distance Genealogy is designed to help armchair researchers overcome this unavoidable problem. Readers will begin by addressing the basics of starting a long-distance search. Next they'll learn what types of records and publications can be accessed from a distance, problems associated with the process, how to network, how to use computer resources and special last resort options. In doing so, they'll discover that just because information is far away, doesn't mean it's out of reach. Selling points: Large percentage of genealogists are armchair researchers; Shows how to utilize a broad range of sources including family correspondence, depository records, records published on CD-ROM or available via the Internet.

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I have used this book many times. It is a good reference for beginners and veterans alike. Not only does it give you some ideas where to write, but it also gives a sample letter in each section. This was a real help to me since I sometimes have a hard time starting a letter. Read full review

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Aimed specifically at beginners and those who may be limited to "armchair" research, this book starts by covering the basic principles of genealogical research and the various types of records to be ... Read full review



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Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS, librarian, archivist, genealogist, author, and lecturer, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

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