Genealogy 101: how to trace your family's history and heritage

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Rutledge Hill Press, Apr 15, 2003 - Reference - 241 pages
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A recent Maritz Poll reported that 60% of Americans are interested in their family history. And with good reason. Through genealogy, you can go back into history to meet people who have had more influence on your life than any others -- your ancestors. And the better you get to know your ancestors, the better you will get to know yourself: the who's and what's and why's of you.Barbara Renick, a nationally-known lecturer on genealogy, tells the uninitiated researcher the steps needed to find out who their ancestors really were, and brings together for even the more experienced genealogical researchers the important principles and practices. She covers such topics as the importance of staying organized and how to go about it; where and how to look for information in libraries, historical societies, and on the internet; recognizing that just because something is in print doesn't mean it's right; and how to prepare to visit the home where your ancestors lived.Genealogy 101 is the first book to read when you want to discover who your ancestors were, where they lived, and what they did.

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Acknowledgments
Why Chase Dead Ancestors?
Starting Backwards
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Renick has more than 13 years of online experience and has been active in genealogical research for more than 25 years.

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