Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy

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Family history is one of the most popular pursuits in America-people want to connect with those who came before. But as the opportunities to explore records and other resources grow, so does the need to understand the myriad ways to access and learn from those records and resources. Like its predecessors, this edition of The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy discusses the wealth of sources available to researchers and provides timely advice on how to use them. The world of family history research, ...
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Overview

Family history is one of the most popular pursuits in America-people want to connect with those who came before. But as the opportunities to explore records and other resources grow, so does the need to understand the myriad ways to access and learn from those records and resources. Like its predecessors, this edition of The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy discusses the wealth of sources available to researchers and provides timely advice on how to use them. The world of family history research, however, is much different than when the previous edition was released. The Internet, enhanced computer technologies, and other advancements have changed the genealogical landscape in the last ten years. The expert contributors to this volume not only explore these new online resources, they also remind the reader that the fundamentals of family history research remain unchanged.

Named the American Library Association's Best Reference for its first edition back in 1984, The Source is an indispensable part of any family history library. Written by industry innovators, each section gets to the heart of the topic, giving readers and researchers a personal, how-to lesson in family history. Now, with this third edition, The Source maintains its role as the Standard that all other family history and genealogy guides strive to achieve. It's the one family history reference you'll reach for over and over again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916489670
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Series: Source Series
  • Edition description: 2nd Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 846
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, FIGS     vii
Preface   Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA   Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, FUGA     ix
Introduction   Raymond S. Wright III, Ph.D., AG, FUGA     xiii
Contributors     xv
The Basics
The Foundations of Family History Research   Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, FUGA   Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA     1
Computers and Technology   Juliana Smith     39
General References and Guides   Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA     71
The Records
Business, Institution, and Organization Records   Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL   Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL     99
Census Records   Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA   Matthew Wright     157
Church Records   Elizabeth Crabtree Wells, MA, MLS     221
Court Records   Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, FUGA   Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA   Arlene Eakle, Ph.D.     257
Directories   Gordon L. Remington, FASG, FUGA     325
Immigration Records   Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA   Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA   Marian L. Smith     355
Land Records   Sandra Hargreaves Luebking,FUGA     431
Military Records   Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck, MA, MS   Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, FUGA     499
Newspapers   Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA   James L. Hansen, FASG     561
Vital Records   Johni Cerny, BS, FUGA     603
People and Place
African American Research   Tony Burroughs, FUGA     651
Colonial English Research   Robert Charles Anderson, MA, FASG     679
Colonial Spanish Borderland Research   George R. Ryskamp, JD, AG     699
Hispanic Research   George R. Ryskamp, JD, AG     735
Jewish American Research   Gary Mokotoff     765
Native American Research   Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, FIGS   George J. Nixon     777
Urban Research   Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA   John M. Scroggins, MA     841
Appendixes
Abbreviations and Acronyms     881
Family Associations   Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG     883
Genealogical Societies     887
Hereditary and Lineage Organizations   Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck, MA, MS     897
Historical Societies     919
The LDS Family History Library   Stephen C. Young, MA      925
The National Archives and its Regions     929
State Archives   Linda S. McCleary, MLS     931
Index     937
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