Finding Your Roots: How to Trace Your Ancestors at Home and Abroad

Finding Your Roots: How to Trace Your Ancestors at Home and Abroad

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ISBN-13: 9780874779431
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Edition description: Revised & Expanded
Pages: 335
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Journey to Your Pastxiii
Introductionxv
Chapter 1Genealogy--Your Greatest Adventure1
Chapter 2What's in a Name? A First Clue to Your Roots7
Chapter 3The American Family History: How Our Ancestors Got Here25
Chapter 4First Step Backward: How to Take a Family History and Gather Family Records41
Chapter 5Finding Your Roots with the Help of the World's Greatest Genealogy Collection61
Chapter 6Finding Your Roots with the Help of Public Libraries, Specialty Libraries, and Genealogical Societies70
Chapter 7Finding Your Roots Through Local Public Records84
Chapter 8Finding Your Roots Through Federal Records104
Chapter 9Finding Your Roots Abroad: Sources in Your Ancestral Homeland135
Chapter 10Finding Your Roots in Cyberspace197
Chapter 11Does Your Family Have a Coat of Arms?219
Chapter 12Your Family Health History237
Chapter 13Family Gathering: How to Unite Your Newfound Family246
Chapter 14How to Write and Publish a Family History252
Bibliography259
Appendix IState-by-State Family History Help List262
Appendix IIGenealogical Publishers and Bookstores311
Appendix IIIMap Sources for Genealogists315
Appendix IVSpecial Immigrant Passenger Lists317
Appendix VMajor Ports of Entry for Immigrants319
Appendix VIList of Mayflower Passengers321
Index325

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