Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy / Edition 3

Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy / Edition 3

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Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy / Edition 3

Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as the genealogist's bible."" The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.""

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593312770
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Series: Source Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 965
Sales rank: 961,426
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 2.50(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
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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Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
sam66CT More than 1 year ago
- perfect resource
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Still in Nov 2014 the best textbook/handbook on USA genealogy, and maybe a couple other countries too WLF---presently Treas, Kittitas Co [WA] Genealogical Society and 1996 author of article National Genealogical Society Quarterly
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