The Complete Idiot's Guide to GenealogyBook - 2012
Make your family history come alive!
You'd love to learn more about your ancestors, but the wealth of information online, in family scrapbooks, in libraries, and at courthouses is so vast, you don't know where to start your search.
The next best thing to personal genealogist, this revised and updated guide gives you all the knowledge you need to trace your heritage. In it, you get-Guidance on sorting through census data, plus tips on widening you search with surname variations. Tips for fact-finding in newspaper archives, military records, Social security records, cemeteries, and more. The latest information on using Ancestry.com, GenWeb, and other online sources-plus hundreds of links to visit. A new chapter devoted to researching African American lineage. Expanded information on how to use DNA testing in your genealogical search. Insightful ideas for breaking through the brick walls and seemingly dead ends all genealogists face. A primer on organizing your work with charts, forms, and logs; citing sources; and establishing a numbering system.
'Remarkably comprehensive, covering every facet of modern genealogical research, from library and archival resources, to online sources, to DNA studies.' Ralph J. Crandall, executive director, New England Historic Genealogical Society
'. . . has everything to launch your quest for roots . . . comprehensive . . . fast moving.' Megan Smoleyak, co-author, Trace Your Roots with DNA
'. . . in the updated version, Ingalls and Rose have masterfully woven the standards for a credible family pedigree with the fun . . . of exploring your family tree . . . ' David E. Rencher, Accredited Genealogist, Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association, lecturer, consultant.
'. . . There are decades of wisdom squeezed into this guide. From tried and true methods to the latest in genealogical techniques, its all there . . . ' Tony Burroughs, Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association, author of Black Roots- A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree