The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

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Alpha Books, 1997 - Reference - 328 pages
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More than 100 million Americans have started tracing their family roots. Here's the book that will help them unlock the mysteries of their past. Features the basic techniques needed to conduct a search, including how to gather names, dates, places, relationships, and family documents. Also contains the best places to find information from interviews with mom and dad, to census reports, church records, the Internet, and more. Readers will also learn valuable tips on keeping track of records, including using computer programs. Features family tree charts, interview sheets, sample census forms, and a state-by-state list of libraries and archives. Christine Rose, CC, CGL, FASG, is a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, and currently the Vice President of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Ms. Rose has written numerous books, booklets, and articles on the subject. She lives in San Jose, California. Kay Ingalls is the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and author of Getting Started with Roots III, a user-friendly introduction to a popular genealogy computer

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User Review  - SmithfieldJones - LibraryThing

OK for a very basic introduction to genealogy, but overly simplified, I thought, and not as informative as one would like even if one is baby-new to the art and science of genealogy. Wouldn't recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - La.Nell - LibraryThing

This was my first how-to book when I first found an interest in genealogy. It served me well and prevented some of the mistakes commonly made by new genealogists. Read full review

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Christine Rose is a full-time professional genealogist. She was elected a fellow of the American society of Genealogists in 1988, an honor bestowed on only 50 living genealogists at any time.
Kay Germain Ingalls is a certified genealogist and is past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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