From Library Journal
The profession owes a great debt to the compiler and editor of this monumental resource for genealogy and local history research, originally published by Netti Schreiner-Yantis. The new fifth edition of this indispensable set, now the most important current bibliographical reference tool in the field, has been greatly expanded and updated. The Family History Volume is divided into two parts, family histories and compiled genealogies, and contains nearly 5000 entries. The index also includes family names from the compiled genealogies, a useful feature for libraries that own these compendiums. The General Reference & World Resources Volume is arranged by two broad topics. "General Reference" includes adoption, census, church records, immigration, military, religious and ethnic groups, and many other useful categories. "World Resources" is arranged alphabetically by country, from Australia to the West Indies; the section for Great Britain is particularly rich. The two-part U.S. Sources & Resources Volume provides regional and state coverage, beginning with the five major regions of the United States and concluding with an alphabetical state list. This volume, like the others, provides a numerical and alphabetical list of vendors at the front. The set as a whole should be one of the first places a researcher looks to determine if a genealogy on his or her family has been published; to identify books for sale; and for a comprehensive, current bibliography. Highly recommended for all libraries.?Judith P. Reid, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The General Reference and World Resources Volume of G&LHBIP, lists genealogical books in print that fit into the categories of general reference or world resources, and the book is arranged under those two principal classifications. Therein, under headings ranging from adoption, Bible records, and bibliography to textbooks, vital records, and westward migration, the General Reference section lists thousands of genealogical books in print; while the World Resources section lists publications covering countries throughout the world, from Australia, Britain, and Germany to Italy, Switzerland, and the West Indies. Alphabetically arranged by authors' names or the names of sponsoring institutions, the entries, typically, give the name of the author, the full title of the work, date of publication, whether indexed or illustrated, in cloth or paper, number of pages, selling price, and vendor number (publisher, bookseller, etc.). Vendors are listed separately in the front of the book, both numerically and alphabetically, with addresses and special ordering information given to enable the reader to place orders. In addition, for maximum convenience in your research, the book contains an index of authors and an index of titles. An easier or better method of locating books can hardly be imagined!