Directory of Family Associations

Directory of Family Associations

by Elizabeth Petty Bentley
     
 

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The Directory of Family Associations offers information on approximately 6,500 family associations, reunion committees, and one-name societies across the United States.

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The Directory of Family Associations offers information on approximately 6,500 family associations, reunion committees, and one-name societies across the United States.

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Library Journal
Another useful book from Bentley, this completes her trilogy of genealogical ready-reference ( County Courthouse Book , Genealogical Pub., 1990; The Genealogist's Address Book , LJ 1/91). An A-Z directory of 5000 family associations in the United States, it provides current addresses, phone numbers, contact persons, and publications. It is a much-needed, current resource for identifying U.S. family associations. As the ultimate query forum, the book will facilitate communications among researchers, help determine what research has already been done and published on a family, and identify markets for genealogies. It will greatly assist planning for family reunions, contacting lost family members, or searching for missing heirs. Though based largely on information from questionnaires Bentley sent out, the book has additional details from family history journals and newsletters. The publisher plans to revise annually. A CD-ROM version would be valuable. Bentley gets high marks for generous and professional use of cross references, greatly easing the pitfalls of variant spelling of names. She regrets the omission of problem entries, but invites additions; and she refers researchers to the Family Registry compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and available on microfiche at Family History Centers throughout the world. This book will greatly interest both the library and home market; for institutions with genealogical collections, it is essential.-- Judith P. Reid, Library of Congress
Booknews
This directory of family associations, based largely on data received in response to questionnaires sent to family associations, reunion committees, and one-name societies, offers contact information on some 6,000 family associations in the US. The directory is useful for those engaging in genealogical research or planning family reunions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806313191
Publisher:
Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Pages:
318

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