The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy

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Ancestry Publishing, 2006 - Reference - 965 pages
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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as the genealogist's bible."" The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.""
 

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Contents

The Basics
1
Computers and Technology
39
General References and Guides
71
Business Institution and Organization Records
99
Census Records
157
Church Records
221
Court Records
257
Directories
325
Vital Records
603
African American Research
651
Colonial English Research
679
Colonial Spanish Borderland Research
699
Hispanic Research
735
Jewish American Research
765
Urban Research
841
A Abbreviations and Acronyms
881

Immigration Records
355
Land Records
431
Military Records
499
Newspapers
561
Hereditary and Lineage Organizations
897
E Historical Societies
919
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