Family History Detective: A step-by-step guide to investigating your family tree

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Family Tree Books, Nov 7, 2011 - Reference - 160 pages
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This all-ages guide makes genealogy fun and exciting. You'll find answers to all your family history questions using the simple, achievable steps found inside.

Family History Detective includes:

  • Tips on how to find family history information in your own home
  • Websites, resources and techniques for online research
  • Complete instruction on locating and using census, courthouse and church records
  • An overview of library and archive research
  • Instructions on how to plan, record and organize your research
  • Fun ways to share your discoveries with others

 

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Contents

Introduction
Census research is basic to genealogyits like looking at a snapshot
Playing Sherlock Holmes
Beginning at the Beginning
Searching Home Sources
A Place for Everything
Branching
History and Genealogy
Taking Names
Your Days in Court
Putting It All Together
Guide for Source Citations
Forms
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Desmond Walls Allen is an acclaimed genealogist who has taught and spoke at genealogical workshops and seminars throughout the nation, including National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). She has served as a trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Allen is the owner of Arkansas Research, a publishing company specializing in Arkansas records.

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