How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy
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How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy

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Anyone interested in discovering their family genealogy should carry a copy of this book everywhere. Written by internationally recognized expert, George G. Morgan, this book is an irreplaceable resource for beginner to expert knowledge gatherers. Not only does Morgan explain how to get the search started � creating a family tree, locating and evaluating documents, selec...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (first published January 1st 2004)
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Gwnhwyfer
I've been "doing" genealogy for (eek!) almost 16 years, though only actively searching (on and off) for the past decade. Most "how to" genealogy guides focus exclusively on American records. Morgan promises (it's in his introduction!) that he'll be covering "the major record types available in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as research strategies ..." (p. xix).

I have the first edition, published in 2004 (since my library's genealogy book collection is, IMO, relatively...more
Linda
I've recently become interested in doing some research into my family history. Until a month ago, I didn't know the names of m great grandparents, much less any earlier ancestors. I decided I wanted to do some research and used this book as a means to that end.

Despite the grandiose title, it is a reasonable introduction into researching one's family tree It covers a fairly wide breadth though not too much in depth. Useful for beginners like me but probably not for anyone with any experience.
Sarah
My mother-in-law gave me this book one year for Christmas, and I thought it was wonderful. It is a wonderful reference book for a genealogist, whether you're just starting out or whether you've been researching for years.

The book points you in the right direction on where to find certain types of records, not just US records, but UK and a number of other countries, as well.

An excellent resource for any genealogist!
Amanda
It has a detailed, step by step approach to genealogy packed full of different resources, both internet and paper. It is also easy to read without a lot of technical jargon.
Amy
this is a great first resource to help understand the genealogy language. it is well organized and provides many tips and resources.
Jim Blessing
For a number of years, I have been researching my family history. This book had some useful reference points in that area.
Angie
Great book for the beginner. Lots of useful information to help you with your research.
Tracey
Im probably only a quarter way throgh it, but Im enjoying it.
Beth
Great information for the beginning genealogist.
Jim
Makes for a nice introductory volume.
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