Genealogy as Pastime and Profession
Written in a clear and graceful style, this classic work describes the principles of genealogical research, the evaluation of evidence, and the relationship of genealogy to chronology, eugenics, and the law; it discusses early nomenclature, royal ancestry, the use of source material, and the methods of compiling a family history. It is, in short, the very foundation of scientific American genealogy -- a manifesto of methods, aims, and principles.
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How to Compile a Family History
Growth of a Colonial Family
Genealogy and Eugenics
Genealogy and the Law
Dates and the Calendar
How to Trace Your Ancestry
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