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Genealogy Fundamentals Hardcover – Jan 1997

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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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