Voices in Your Blood: Discovering Identity through Family History

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Voices in Your Blood makes genealogy accessible to everyone who has ever wondered, "What made me the way I am?" G.G. Vandagriff carefully outlines all the steps to creating a family history, from interviewing parents to using the latest computer software without feeling lost.

Voices in Your Blood is a practical guide to genealogy, but it's also something more. Vandagriff becomes your companion in the search for heritage. She shares her own experiences as a genealogist, her ...

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Overview

Voices in Your Blood makes genealogy accessible to everyone who has ever wondered, "What made me the way I am?" G.G. Vandagriff carefully outlines all the steps to creating a family history, from interviewing parents to using the latest computer software without feeling lost.

Voices in Your Blood is a practical guide to genealogy, but it's also something more. Vandagriff becomes your companion in the search for heritage. She shares her own experiences as a genealogist, her triumphs and frustrations, as she guides you through the complex but richly rewarding process of unearthing the past.

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Vandagriff, a Polish and Soviet affairs expert by training, offers a new kind of introductory guide to genealogy: a highly autobiographical work that teaches one how to unearth one's past by following the procedures she used to search for her own family. Both entertaining and educational, this guide places family history in a historical context. Equally valuable is its treatment of computer use for genealogical research, including FamilySearch, the Family History Library's computer system on CD-ROM, and genealogy software. More traditional subjects are also covered: census data, surnames, and vital, military, and immigration records. Newcomers to family history research may find this novel-like book more approachable than traditional handbooks as a first resource. Others, especially more experienced researchers, will find the lack of ready references limiting. For comprehensive collections.-- Judith P. Reid, Library of Congress
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836280203
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Your Missing Heritage 1
2 Asking Questions 4
Quizzing Your Relatives 4
Questioning the "Givens" 7
3 Constructing a Bridge 14
Creating Your Own Blueprint 16
Doing an Evaluation 21
What's Important and What's Not? 23
4 Starting to Build 25
Obtaining County Records by Correspondence 26
Corresponding with Libraries and Societies 31
5 Using the Census as a Building Tool 37
Learning to Use the Census (1850-1870) 39
Uses for the Early Census (1790-1840) 43
Using the Later Censuses (1880-1920) 45
6 Building with Twentieth-Century Technology 51
Ancestral File 52
International Genealogical Index 56
Social Security Death Index 59
Military Index 60
7 Using the Largest Family History Library in the World 61
Locality Browse 64
Locality Search 66
Surname Search 67
8 The Finer Touches 72
Surname Research 73
Military Records 79
Immigration Records 87
What Do I Do Next? 92
9 Spanning the Final Gap 93
10 Putting Your Work in Perspective 106
11 Hearing the Voice 115
Frontier Ballad 115
App. A: Where to Write for Vital Records 131
App. B: Four Family History Software Packages 141
App. C: Where to Get Genealogy Forms 158
App. D: Where to Find the Census 159
App. E: Sources for Colonial American Immigration Records 160
About the Author 164
Bibliography 165
Index 167
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