Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family's History and Heritage (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 23, 2003 - Reference - 192 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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Contents

h Chase Dead Ancestors?
1829
Starting Backwards
1839
How to Find Your Ancestors and Not Someone Elses
1847
Some Assembly Required
1857
The Building Blocks of Family Trees
1868
Document the Drama
More Tools for Taming Family Trees
Does the Shoe Fit? Choosing a Genealogy Program
Combing for Clues
Tallying the Score
Publish or Perish the Thought
Overcoming Culture Shock
Working with Professionals
Tracing Your Family Tree in the Twentyfirst Century
National Genealogical Society
Index

Boot Camp and Beyond
Jump Start Your Genealogy

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About the author (2003)

Barbara Ann Renick began teaching PAF and computer genealogy classes in 1985 and has become a frequent lecturer at local, regional, and national genealogical conferences. She teaches at the Regional Family History Center in Orange, California. Barbara currently serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Genealogists and as vice-president for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is co-author of the book "The Internet for Genealogists: A Beginner's Guide".

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