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Genealogy Fundamentals [Hardcover]

Laureen R. Jaussi , Gloria D. Chaston , Laura B. Jaussi , Laureen, R. Jaussi , Paul G. Jaussi

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January 1997 0964402300 978-0964402300
Genealogy Fundamentals is designed for both the beginning and the experienced genealogist, and is also a recommended reference for genealogy libraries and classroom use. The 305 illustrations show record content, sample letters, and a note keeping system with 3" x 5" cards. The twelve lessons at the close of the book are designed for home study or group study, and guide the novice step-by-step. Included are chapters on terminology, research tools, record repositories, basic genealogy records, and family history. Emphasis is given on the use of the LDS Family History Library, family history centers, and local libraries. Nine chapters are devoted to research techniques for using the unique Family History Library computerized databases. There are addresses for vital record offices for ninety-six states and countries, and a list of gazetteers for seventy-two countries, with the appropriate research jurisdictions.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Jaussi Publications (January 1997)
  • ISBN-10: 0964402300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964402300
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg

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From the Author

My interest in genealogy was evident in my childhood when I read the obituaries before I read the comics. Later I attended classes in genealogy and observed that the class instruction was generally a "shot gun" approach: "try this record, try that record, maybe you'll find something." As a university graduate in microbiology, I was trained in an organized approach to identifying the unknown, and I began making the comparison between microbiology and genealogy. We can't see the microbes and we can't see our ancestors. We identify microbes with the evidence left by their presence; we identify ancestors with the evidence left by their presence. If success in microbiology requires isolating a culture, then why shouldn't success in genealogy require isolating a family group? If there is an organized approach to identifying microbes, then why not an organized approach to identifying ancestors? Genealogy Fundamentals is the result of this comparison.

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