Finding Your Roots

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Random House Publishing Group, May 1, 1982 - Genealogy - 291 pages
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Using the simple, time-and-money-saving techniques in this handbook, you can tap the roots of your own family without the services of a professional tracer. Supplied here are hundreds of helpful sources from specialty libraries to heraldic societies. Everything you need to discover and record a complete family history including how to: Compile a family health history; Find out if your family has a coat of arms; Trace your ancestral roots abroad; Write a complete family history; . . . and much more!

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Contents

Whats in a Name?
7
How to Take a Family
43
Finding Your Roots with the Help of
64
Finding Your Roots with the Help of Public
73
Finding Your Roots Through Local Public
85
Finding Your Roots Through Federal Records
102
Does Your Family Have a Coat of Arms?
188
Your Family Health History
205
Selected Bibliography
225
Genealogical Publishers
270
Major Ports of Entry for Immigrants
276
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About the author (1982)

Westin has pursued a lifelong interest in history, which has helped her research several of her familial lines back to the 1600s and one even to the 13th century kings of Scotland and England.

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