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The essential companion guide from the author of our classic "Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors," this book shows advanced do-it-yourselfers how to tackle common genealogy research problems!
Leading genealogy author W. Daniel Quillen picks up where he left off in "Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors" in this newly revised fourth edition. He shows do-it yourself genealogists who have progressed past the beginning steps exactly how to find their ancestors with more advanced methods of researching those hard-to-find ancestors. Quillen shows readers how to overcome those difficult roadblocks that frequently crop up. Investigative techniques, research insights, and new websites are highlighted to assist with more advanced genealogical research. Areas covered include in-depth census research; mortality schedules; extensive section on military records; US region-by-region research assistance; global research tips; and when to engage the services of a professional genealogist and what you can expect if you do.
Family Chronicle magazine praised Quillen's work as displaying "passion and a touch of humor."
|Publisher:||Cold Spring Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
For more than 25 years, W. Daniel Quillen has been a professional writer specializing in travel and technical subjects. He teaches beginning genealogy courses to university students and working adults, and is a frequent lecturer in genealogy classes.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 11
2 Using LDS Resources 15
3 The United States Census 21
4 State Censuses & Mortality Schedules 43
5 Probate Records and Wills 60
6 Immigration & Naturalization Records 73
7 Land Records 106
8 Getting the Most Out of Visiting Cemeteries 121
9 Military Records 132
10 Church Records 180
11 Bible Records 188
12 Old Newspapers 195
13 Genealogy Software Review 204
14 Subscription and Free Research Services 210
15 Curiosity & Detective-ism 217
State Libraries & Archives 223
State Departments of Vital Statistics 228
Days of the Week Tool 232