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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  13 reviews

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

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Alpha (first published January 3rd 1997)
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Amy
Feb 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  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. :)
Denise
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.







Myra
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty comprehensive beginner's guide to genealogy. Can be a bit overwhelming, but covers a lot of topics.
Carolyn
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very useful to help me build my family tree.
Liddy Barlow
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.]
Laura Cushing
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good starter guide to genealogy. Answered a lot of questions I had about sources and record keeping. Needs to be updated again (I had the second edition) to keep up with the internet's ever changing resources, but overall a good starter book for someone like me who is new to the hobby.
Diane Wachter
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: reference, nonfiction
PB-B @ 1997, 3/03. Advice, steps and methods. Interesting.
Eleanor
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: how-to
"How to" guide to genealogy.
Karen
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Despite the distasteful name of this series, this was a good basic guidebook for those interested in exploring their family roots.
Al
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genealogy
Good place to start. Plenty of info. Some links may be dead.
Sara
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got a lot of good ideas that have panned out for tracing my family.
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