City Genealogy Guides: Trace Your Ancestors in 30 US Cities

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Family Tree Books, Jun 25, 2012 - Reference - 125 pages
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Research Your Genealogy in America's Top Cities!

Tracing your ancestors in a big city can feel like finding a needle in a haystack—how do you locate your family among all those people and records? Family Tree Magazine's City Genealogy Guides give you the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA!

This downloadable compilation features guides for 30 of America's biggest and most historically important urban areas—the places your ancestors settled or passed through, from colonial times to the immigration influx of the early 20th century.

Each City Guide features:

How-to article
Overview of the city's history and genealogical records

Fast Facts
Key dates, parent counties, historical ethnic groups and industries, population growth and more

Top Genealogy Resources
Your toolkit of essential websites and printed sources

Key Libraries, Archives and Organizations
Where to go to get the records you need

Records at a Glance
Quick-reference rundown of dates and tips for the city's key records

Timeline
A quick look at key events in the city's history

Top Historic Sites
Best museums, parks and historical landmarks to learn about your ancestors' lives and times

Historical Map
Panoramic bird's-eye view of the city as it looked in the past

 

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Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Buffalo
Charleston SC
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Nashville
New Haven Conn
New Orleans
New York City
Newark NJ
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Portland Ore

Detroit
Fort Wayne Ind
Houston
Kansas City Mo
Los Angeles
Louisville Ky
Milwaukee
MinneapolisSt Paul
Providence RI
Richmond Va
Salt Lake City
San Francisco
St Louis
Washington DC
Wilmington Del

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