The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors

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Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find:

Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration

Tips for finding "missing" ancestors on ...

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Overview

Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find:

Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration

Tips for finding "missing" ancestors on censuses

Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree

A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers

Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records

Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names

Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850

Case studies that show how to apply the author's advice to real-life research roadblocks

Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan

This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Let The Family Tree Problem Solver help you find the answers you need today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440311932
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 299,149
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marsha Hoffman Rising CG, FASG, was a professional genealogist who specialized in problem-solving issues that arise while researching nineteenth century ancestors. She also served as vice president of the National Genealogy Society and served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogic Society, and as president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Genealogical Speaker's Guild. During her thirty year professional career in genealogy, she received the National Genealogical Society Award of Merit (1989), was elected a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society (1990), received the FGS George E. Williams Award (1991), the National Genealogical Society Award of Excellence (1992), and the FGS Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award (1999).

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Table of Contents

Foreword Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 8

Introduction 13

1 The First Step: Analyzing the Problem and Planning a Strategy for Success 14

2 Finding Births, Marriages, and Deaths Before Civil Registration 29

3 Why Does the Census Taker Always Miss My Ancestor? 54

4 Consider the Collateral Kin: Genealogical Research in the Full Family Context 69

5 Your Day in Court 89

6 What to Do When the Courthouse Burned 110

7 Give Me Land-Lots of Land 125

8 Sorting Individuals of the Same Name 140

9 The Critical Connection: Finding Ancestors Who Lived Before 1850 158

10 Ten Mistakes Not to Make in Your Family Research 175

11 Analysis of Evidence 192

Appendix A Find Your Ancestors Online Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 206

Appendix B DNA Facts and Common Myths Lauren Gamber 212

Appendix C Glossary of Genealogy Terms from the editors of Family Tree Magazine 220

Appendix D Research Logs and Charts 233

Index 252

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