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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha; 2 edition (Jan. 3 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592574300
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592574308
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.5 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #661,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The single best ‘beginner’s guide’ in the genealogical field. (Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly)

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Youre no idiot, of course. You know your grandmothers 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 youre looking at an impossible job. Stop trying to dig with your bare hands! The Complete Idiots Guide to Genalogy provides you with the tools you need, from tracking down family records to locating long-lost relatives. Feel confident about interviewing family members, organizing photos, visiting courthouses to find information, and more! In this Complete Idiots Guide, you get- --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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A very helpful genealogy reference for the beginner. Especially helpful if you're in the "I want to trace my roots. How do I begin, where do I start, and how do I go about doing it?" situation.
Contains a lot of helpful common sense tips that will prevent future headaches. A lot of well thought out suggestions and tips too.
I especially like how when they suggest you talk to your extended family and interview them for genealogy information that you be patient with them and let them tell their stories. A lot of well-mannered tips like these are what elevate this book to excellence.
A lot of the confusing aspects of genealogical research such as document requests and providing proof and evidence are well covered.
I highly recommend this book for the beginner to intermediate level genealogist.
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By Jeff Huff on May 15 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book. It is very helpful and knowledgeable tool. It was very helpful for beginners like me. It provides definitions for words you may come across in your searches, "Pedigree Pitfalls" which are tips on how to avoid setbacks in your researching. Christine Rose and Kay Germain Ingalls are very knowledgeable and very experienced professional genealogists who instead of providing facts and info on genealogy, provided you with examples and experiences they had encountered. They provide their own opinion on how to best search for your information. They also expressed the need to cite your sources. I gave this book 5 stars because itr is a wonderful and fully enjoyable research tool.
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I bought this book when I hadn't yet done any research at all about my family history. A year and a half later, I have a file drawer full of information, and I have needed no other reference. I also bought a book called The Source,which is supposed to be the 'genealogist's bible', and it has been a giant paperweight in comparison. Idiot's genealogy is full of the kind of practical information that can carry you through years of research. Happy hunting!!!
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By A Customer on Oct. 13 1999
Format: Paperback
I used this book as a reference when I was writing The Family Tree Detective (my children's book about genealogy). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy is sensational. The authors make a lot of potentially complex material easy to understand. They also write in a fun-to-read style: something that you don't always find in genealogy books! This is definitely a book you'll want to add to your genealogy library.
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Idiot's Guide is for the genealogist who wants a clear and plain language instruction book. It tells how-to from beginning to end, without leaving anything out. The section about organizing your papers and material is worth the price of the book. I plan to encourage my Genealogy Society to recommend this book to our students in the genealogy classes we hold every year.
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By A Customer on April 24 2000
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Whether you are just beginning to explore your family history or are well on your way, this is the book to keep on hand. If you are a beginner it guides you through the process of getting started effectively. The experienced researcher will find invaluable information here, too. I highly recommend this one.
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