Genealogy as Pastime and Profession (Google eBook)

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 1968 - Reference - 120 pages
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Written in a clear and graceful style, this classic work describes the principles of genealogical research, the evaluation of evidence, and the relationship of genealogy to chronology, eugenics, and the law; it discusses early nomenclature, royal ancestry, the use of source material, and the methods of compiling a family history. It is, in short, the very foundation of scientific American genealogy -- a manifesto of methods, aims, and principles.
  

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Contents

Why This Book?
9
Puritan Peccadilloes
11
Family Pride
17
Genealogical Byways
22
Early Nomenclature
28
Royal Ancestry
34
Genealogy as a Profession
40
To Become a Professional
45
Source Material Original
70
Case Histories
76
How to Compile a Family History
89
Growth of a Colonial Family
96
Genealogy and Eugenics
102
Genealogy and the Law
106
Dates and the Calendar
109
How to Trace Your Ancestry
114

Commercial Firms
51
The Client
55
Source Material Printed
61
Appendix
120
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