The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for More Successful Family History Research (Google eBook)

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 2009 - Reference - 290 pages
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"What can you do in your genealogical research when you hit the proverbial brick wall? Try gleaning advice from literary sleuths such as Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirot. That's what expert genealogist Emily Croom helps you do in The Sleuth Book for Genealogists. You'll be able to improve your research with tips from these and other fictional detectives using some of their time-honored insights"--Cover, p. 4.
  

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Contents

Putting a Down Payment on Success
3
Planning for Research
12
Broadening the Scope Cluster Genealogy
40
Documenting Research
54
Gathering Information Research
65
Examining Evidence The Gray Cells in Action
105
Arranging Ideas Progress Reports
122
Reporting Case Solved
137
Finding Slave Ancestors The Search for the Family of Archie Davis Sr
150
Finding the Parent Generation The Search for Ann Robertson Crooms Parents
163
Preparing for Adventure An Overview of the Basics
203
Guide to Documentation Examples of Style
219
Endnotes
250
Bibliography
276
Index
281
Copyright

Finding the Parent Generation The Search for Isaac Heldreths Parents
141

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About the author (2009)

Croom is a popular lecturer for societies and community groups and teaches genealogy at the Houston (Texas) Community College. She holds a masters degree in history, writes articles for several genealogy periodicals, and is an active researcher.

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