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Family History Detective: A Step-By-Step Guide to Investigating Your Family Tree

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This all-ages guide makes genealogy fun and exciting. You'll find answers to all your family history questions using the simple, achievable steps found inside.

Family History Detective includes:


Tips on how to find family history information in your own home
Websites, resources and techniques for online research
Complete instruction on locating and using census, courthouse and
...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 7th 2011 by Family Tree Books (first published November 7th 2011)
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Jo
Aug 10, 2016 Jo rated it liked it
Most of this book wasn't relevant to me -- either because I already knew about it or because of its focus on American records. But I did learn about the American censuses. And it seemed to be well written but not stuffy. Probably good for a young person or someone starting out. Good basic principles.

But published in 2011, the online aspect is surely dated, which is a big problem considering how much easier and more prevalent online research has become.
Kathy
Jan 03, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it
I believe this is a good text for those beginning or extending their genealogical journey. However, the print version has VERY small print, which essentially ignores many genealogists (older family historians).

So, I definitely recommend the book itself, but those that have trouble easily reading smaller-than-usual print should look for the ebook version, in hopes that you can change the size of the font when using a reader!

Actual rating: 3 1/2
Fredrick Danysh
Nov 29, 2013 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
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With many people interested in tracing their roots, this easy to read book contains some useful information, giving logical procedures to follow. It gives brief descriptions and examples of many information sources.
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