Ancestry's Red Book: American State, Country and Town Sources / Edition 3

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No scholarly reference library is complete without a copy of Ancestry's Red Book. In it, you will find both general and specific information essential to researchers of American records. This revised 3rd edition provides updated county and town listings within the same overall state-by-state organization. Whether you are looking for your ancestors in the northeastern states, the South, the West, or somewhere in the middle, "Ancestry's Red Book has information on records and holdings for every county in the United States, as well as excellent maps from renowned mapmaker William Dollarhide. In short, the "Red Book is simply the book that no genealogist can afford not to have. The availability of census records such as federal, state, and territorial census reports is covered in detail. Unlike the federal census, state and territorial census were taken at different times and different questions were asked. Vital records are also discussed, including when and where they were kept and how"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593311667
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Red Book Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition,Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 781
  • Sales rank: 442,581
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Contributors xi
How to Use This Book 1
Alabama 21
Alaska 35
Arizona 45
Arkansas 53
California 68
Colorado 84
Connecticut 95
Delaware 111
District of Columbia 120
Florida 126
Georgia 146
Hawaii 161
Idaho 171
Illinois 182
Indiana 198
Iowa 212
Kansas 226
Kentucky 239
Louisiana 255
Maine 269
Maryland 297
Massachusetts 310
Michigan 336
Minnesota 350
Mississippi 366
Missouri 382
Montana 398
Nebraska 408
Nevada 421
New Hampshire 429
New Jersey 446
New Mexico 461
New York 472
North Carolina 493
North Dakota 510
Ohio 520
Oklahoma 534
Oregon 553
Pennsylvania 565
Rhode Island 582
South Carolina 593
South Dakota 613
Tennessee 624
Texas 641
Utah 666
Vermont 678
Virginia 699
Washington 723
West Virginia 735
Wisconsin 744
Wyoming 760
Index 769
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2010

    Helpful In Research

    What a wealth of information. I consider myself an advanced amateur when it comes to genealogy research. This book has given me so many new ideas on researching documents: where to find them in each state, how to request info. from the holders of the info., and even pieces of info. I wasn't aware were available. The first part of the book was helpful in understanding the organization of the entire book. The state by state information is invaluable, as each state is different in their storage of information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2009

    Better than the source info I had

    Not enough sources were accessible

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  • Posted August 4, 2014

    Enjoyed this book and it is helpful with my genealogy research!

    Enjoyed this book and it is helpful with my genealogy research!

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