The book may overwhelm beginning genealogists, but Chapter 10 could help newbies avoid pitfalls. That chapter, “Ten Mistakes Not to Make in Your Family Research,” is a worthwhile read for everyone because we often develop blind spots in our thinking.
Chapter 11, “Analysis of Evidence,” discusses what to consider when sources conflict each other. Several quizzes in this chapter help researchers understand which records are more reliable. “Collecting names and records without analyzing, thinking and evaluating them is like buying eggs at the store and expecting chickens.”