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The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (1984)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0916489671, Hardcover)The Introduction to Family History Online Text Bundle includes an award-winning best-seller, a practical guide to novice genealogists, and three sets of important forms to begin your family history. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs & Sandra Hargreaves Leubking
Named Best Reference Book by the American Library Association. As it's name suggests, it is the industry's most comprehensive guide to the full spectrum of genealogical resources in America!
Whether you're a brand new genealogist trying to figure out where to begin, or a seasoned expert who's hit the proverbial brick wall The Source has the answers. Not only will it help you effectively use every imaginable type of genealogical record found in America, but you'll also learn how to take advantage of time-tested and cutting-edge research techniques, as well as ways to use your existing data as a springboard to more ancestral discoveries.
Learn where to find and how to use vital resources like:
- Databases, indexes, directories and other finding aids
Additional chapters focus on tracking ethnic origins using immigration records and other resources for Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Jewish-American research.
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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as "the genealogist's bible." The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.
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