The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy
You're no idiot, of course. You know your grandmother's maiden name and the story of how your great uncle decided to settle in Oklahoma. But when it comes fo digging up the rest of the facts and growing a family tree, you feel like you're looking at an impossible job. Stop trying to dig with your bare hands! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genalogy provides you with the tool...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Penguin Group (USA)
(first published January 3rd 1997)
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Feb 28, 2009 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: those into genealogy...would bore those not!
Recommended to Amy by: amazon.com
Great information that I've already found useful in my genealogy search. Lots of websites, addresses, interview questions, and ideas to make hunting for ancestors easier. I've already sent a couple of military records requests (using addresses in this book) and learned a lot about how the census is set up and ideas for getting the most from found census records. I've found family census records back to the early 1800's! My book is full of sticky notes and highlighter pen markings. :)
Wow, I thought I was doing well on my new interest--genealogy research. OMG, I have barely scratched the surface. This book was so informative. I took pages and pages of notes--probably should have just bought the book! (It was a library read.)
This book is a must read for anyone just getting started in genealogy research.
Mar 07, 2008 Liddy Barlow rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Wow -- this really explained what a huge project I'm hoping to step into. But it was also very explicit about how exactly to find those public records and suggested some other great sources. I'm pumped to start but also awed by the scope of the project! Written as a how-to, so not great literature, but worth four stars. [Reviewed in the "book journal" I kept throughout 1999.]