The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy, 2nd Edition

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Penguin, Jan 3, 2006 - Fiction - 384 pages
8 Reviews
This user-friendly volume offers readers an opportunity to understand the craft of genealogy, explore their roots, perform online research, and begin to discover their true identities. Includes new information on the release of the 1930 census, the pros and cons of online research, and creating family trees.

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Despite the distasteful name of this series, this was a good basic guidebook for those interested in exploring their family roots. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Got a lot of good ideas that have panned out for tracing my family. Read full review


Title Page
Start with Mom and
Youre HookedNow What?
Keeping Track of What You Find
Finding the Trail
How to Find Them
A Rose by Any Other Name
Getting the Most from Libraries
Gateway to the Past
A Picnic in the Cemetery
More Than News in the Newspaper
Did GreatGrandpa Carry a Rifle?
Making Sense of It
Doing It Right
Gaining Historical Perspective
Resolving Discrepancies

Your Familys Hometown
Following the Trail
Have You Done Your Homework?
Corresponding Effectively
In Your Ancestors Footsteps
Expanding Your Horizon
DNAWhy the Hype?
Discovering LesserUsed Sources
Appendix A Relative Resources

Common terms and phrases

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