Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors

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Cold Spring Press, 2003 - Reference - 192 pages
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An introduction to genealogy, the craft of tracing your ancestors. Daniel Quillen teaches the basics of getting started and guides readers through the tricks and techniques of professional genealogists. There are lots of real-life examples and references to Web sites such as Cyndi's list,, and more, as well as the archives of the Mormon Church (one of the biggest genealogical archives anywhere), and government records where information can be gleaned. Often-overlooked resources - such as military records - are identified and instructions for procuring and using them are included.

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W. Daniel Quillen is the author of the classic "Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors" as well as "The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy." For 28 years, Quillen has been a professional writer specializing in travel and technical subjects. He teaches beginning genealogy courses to university students and working adults, and is a frequent lecturer in genealogy classes taught in the greater Denver area. There are now five titles in Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series, with more to come.

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