Genealogy for the First Time: Research Your Family History

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Sterling Publishing Company, Mar 1, 2007 - Reference - 112 pages
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Designed to inspire and encourage, this comprehensive guide offers a basic introduction to the primary methods and sources used in genealogy work. It shows how to organize and evaluate readily available information, such as documents and photographs, and explores fundamental research techniques such as keeping a research log, interviewing relatives, making charts, citing sources, and using the Internet. Find out how to utilize more advanced methods to obtain information from census reports to cemeteries and more. Suggestions are included for preserving, displaying, and using the findings, along with plenty of photographs, charts, and lists.
 

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Best distills a complex subject into bite-sized pieces for the beginning genealogist, providing a brief overview of the research process and breaking down each step into individual tasks. Each two ... Read full review

Contents

Genealogy for the first time
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What information do I already have?
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What are the basic steps of genealogy?
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How do I keep a research log?
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What is a family group sheet?
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How should I file my findings?
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What can I find in the Family History Library?
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Lara Best, MD, Radiation Oncology Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

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