Family History 101

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Writer's Digest Books, Jan 10, 2005 - Reference - 154 pages
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A Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Ancestors

Have you always wanted to find out more about your family and where you came from, but never knew where to begin? Look no further - Family History 101 will teach you proven techniques to help you uncover the names, dates, and stories that lie in your past.

You will be eased into family history with:

  • Straightforward tips on tapping the power of the internet.
  • Checklists, forms, case studies, and illustrations that make getting started fun and easy.
  • Guidance on maximizing existing information, finding more, and what it all means.
  • Tips and techniques for recording and sharing all the wonderful family data you will uncover.
Newcomers to genealogy, schoolteachers, and anyone interested in uncovering the fascinating roots of their family tree will appreciate the reliable, step-by-step instruction and dependable approach to the basics provided by Family History 101. Start learning about the past and your family's place in it today!
 

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Contents

Why Genealogy?
Where Do I Begin?
13
Recording Data
25
Surfing the Web
43
Truth or Fiction
59
Where Are the Records?
71
Records Galore
79
Whats Next?
101
Reviewing Resources
120
Sharing Data
127
Index
138
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