How to Find Your Family Roots and Write Your Family History

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Santa Monica Press, 2000 - Reference - 287 pages
Have you ever wondered if one of your ancestors was a famous person? A president, or even a king or a queen? If you've shown a flair for painting or writing, maybe you've fantasized that you inherited your talent from an ancestor with a a name like Michelangelo or Shakespeare. Now you can create a priceless inheritance for future generations and satisfy your own curiosity!

In How To Find Your Family Roots and Write Your Family History, William Latham and Cindy Higgins show you how to trace your family history in a simple, easy, and inexpensive manner. This revised version of the best-selling How To Find Your Family Roots has been updated to include the latest internet resources and expanded to offer step-by-step instructions on how to write your family history in a way that is as entertaining and exciting as a historical novel! You'll discover:

How to interview family members
Where to look for family relics and treasures
How to utilize the latest Internet resources
What to ask librarians
Where to obtain church recrds
How to research vital records
How to use government resources
How to search for your ancestors in foreign countries
A country-by-country list of sources
A state-by-state list of sources
How to organize your research material
How to incorporate history and storytelling into your writing
How to design and print your family history
How to share your family history with relatives

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Using Computers for Genealogical Searches
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