Genealogy for beginners

by Pennavaria, Katherine, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2020
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CLP - Lawrenceville Non-Fiction Collection CS16.P443 2020
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Open Stacks PENNA CS16.P443 2020
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Genealogy IN TRANSIT
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A step-by-step guide to researching your family tree. Interested in doing your family tree but don't know how? Genealogy for Beginners covers everything you need to get started researching your family history or continue a project you've already started. You'll get practical suggestions from an experienced genealogist, and detailed, step-by-step instructions for carrying out a quality family history research. Topics covered include: -Getting started with a family history research project -Discovering which subscription services are worth the price -Using effectively -Finding obituaries -Interviewing family members -Preserving and organizing paper and digital files, plus photographs -Getting the most out of DNA testing for genealogy -Conducting cemetery research -Finding and interpreting non-US records -Doing cultural and ethnic heritage research -Finding professional researchers and translators -Keeping up with the genealogy news With this book in hand, you're sure to succeed.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Pennavaria's manual is a tutorial for the neophyte genealogist that introduces the mechanics of sketching a family tree. The author points out the initial steps of collecting photos, papers, and court and census documents and researching newspapers, online repositories, and birth, baptism, marriage, and burial records. Suggestions such as jury lists, guardianships and adoptions, wills, asylum records, and voter registration open new routes when basic resources run dry. Snags in tracking obscure family members result from difficult handwriting, slave voyages, damaged pages and headstone engravings, and data in foreign languages. A chapter on networking with surname forums, seminars, archivists, and genealogy conferences introduces more avenues to recovery and interpretation of data. Following a succinct bibliography of 23 print sources, primary and secondary indexing furthers links to public domain, LDS rosters, family bibles, military muster rolls, and country-by-country citizen records. For youth or adults, this guide simplifies the massive effort of analyzing family and clan roots. Recommended for public and high school libraries."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Genealogy.
Publisher Lanham :2020
Language English
Description xv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-236) and index.
ISBN 9781538125489
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