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The Geneology Handbook: The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree [Hardcover]

Ellen Galford
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May 2001
The most extensive and Internet-savvy resource of its kind available, with winning techniques for tracking your ancestors' lives.

In a class by itself when it comes to reference guides for the journey, The Genealogy Handbook opens all avenues for tracking down distant forebears and discovering long-lost living relatives. Exhaustive and immediately useful, this unbeatable book delivers critical tools and proven techniques for research with results--from finding clues within the routineclutter around a house to mining public archives to maximizing the World Wide Web.

Step by step, this hands-on resource shows how to start with evidence on-hand-old letters, photos-then get more. Along the way, it cheers on searchers with dramatic, real-life cases.

* Interview relatives and glean fresh insights from familiar anecdotes.

* Decipher antique handwriting and archaic language.

* Uncover clues in wills and probate documents.

* Maximize the data in census and cemetery records.

* Transform time-worn unidentified photographs into helpful sources.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Yes, I agree, this is the best beginning genealogy book. I wanted to give my mother something practical, yet not overwhelming, so she could start researching our roots. I found this book in my local library and had trouble returning it! Reader's Digest is the publisher and there is no dispute to the quality of material within. It is easy to read, chapters are logical, and the indices are an added bonus. A great purchase, especially at the Amazon price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dec 2 2001
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Format:Hardcover
This is the best Genealogy book available!!! If you only buy one book on tracing your family tree this is it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genealogy Handbook: The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Famil July 10 2002
By "xanadid" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Yes, I agree, this is the best beginning genealogy book. I wanted to give my mother something practical, yet not overwhelming, so she could start researching our roots. I found this book in my local library and had trouble returning it! Reader's Digest is the publisher and there is no dispute to the quality of material within. It is easy to read, chapters are logical, and the indices are an added bonus. A great purchase, especially at the Amazon price.
1.0 out of 5 stars Outdated Oct. 24 2014
By Tim - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A little bit outdated
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dec 2 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is the best Genealogy book available!!! If you only buy one book on tracing your family tree this is it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment May 24 2007
By Jean Schweer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was disappointed to find that this book tells you how to apply the information you have on the web so that others who are looking have it. I am cautious about placing personal information on the web because you don't know who might collect it and then use it to steal your identity or create problems in other areas of your private life. I was looking for ways to go the the national data banks to find out information and I felt this book did not fill that need. Jean Schweer
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