Unpuzzling Your Pastby Emily Croom
Throughout the book, you will find: Strategies for success; Tips
Start getting answers today with the best-selling Unpuzzling Your Past! With wit and enthusiasm, Emily Croom provides the tools and information you need to begin your family history adventure, with step-by-step guidance, forms to copy, places to look, and interesting examples each step along the way.
Throughout the book, you will find: Strategies for success; Tips for getting the most from names, dates, and handwriting of the past; Suggestions of "Things To Do Now" to apply what you have learned; Illustrations, charts, sidebars, and bibliographies for further reference.
Besides gathering names and dates, genealogists want to learn how their ancestors lived and how they fit into the history happening around them. Focusing first on the family as a source of this kind of information, the book provides interview formats and ideas for tapping family papers and keepsakes, oral tradition, and memories. It also introduces you to research and the multitude of public records helpful in identifying and learning about ancestors-from newspapers and cemeteries to censuses and land records.
Unpuzzling Your Past is great for both individual and classroom use. For this updated and revised fourth edition, Croom has expanded information on public records, added useful Internet addresses, and included a chapter-length case study of a search to identify female ancestors.
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I found this book to be an excellent source for beginners and pros too. It's easy reading and understandable at all levels of reading. The advice and steps given are very helpful in organizing and getting started research your family history.
I've only been doing genealogy for five weeks and this book has been a tremendous help. It even has blank census forms at the back of the book so you know the names of all column headings. Believe me, this helps when you're browing census records online and can't make out the headings.