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The researcher's guide to American genealogy / Val D. Greenwood.

Greenwood, Val D., (author.).
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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch GREF 929.107 GRE (Text) 34207002221738 Reference, Adult Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LOCAL HIST & GEN 929.1072 GRE (Text) 33118000172422 Reference: Local History Collection Available -
Hartford City PL - Hartford City 929.1 G (Text) 76051000178773 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLG 929 G816R 2017 (Text) 00000106758691 Genealogy book In process -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library LOCAL HISTORY 929.1 RESEARCH GUIDE: GREENWOOD (Text) 37500004497042 Local History Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon HER 929.1072 GRE (Text) 34330513199761 Heritage Center Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library GEN 929.1072 GRE (Text) 78551000642779 Genealogy Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 929.1 GRE (Text) 70741000151113 Adult Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780806320663
  • ISBN: 0806320664
  • Physical Description: xvi, 778 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Fourth edition.
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Background to research. 1. Understanding genealogical research ; 2. Language, terminology and important issues ; 3. Surveying, analyzing, and planning ; 4. Evidence ; 5. Libraries and the National Archives (NARA) ; 6. Reference works ; 7. Organizing and evaluating your research findings ; 8. Successful correspondence ; 9. Computer technology and family history ; 10. Family history on the Internet ; 11. Family history: going beyond genealogy -- Part 2: Records and their use. 12. Compiled sources and newspapers ; 13. Vital records ; 14. Census returns ; 15. Using census records in your research ; 16. Understanding probate records and legal terminology ; 17. What about wills? ; 18. The intestate, miscellaneous probate records, and guardianships ; 19. Government land: colonial and American ; 20. Local land records ; 21. Abstracting probate and land records ; 22. Court records and family history ; 23. Property rights of women as a consideration ; 24. Church records and family history ; 25. Immigrant ancestor origins: American finding aids ; 26. Military records: colonial wars and the American Revolution ; 27. Military records: after the Revolution ; 28. Cemetery and burial records.
Summary, etc.:
"In every field of study there is one book that rises above the rest in stature and authority and becomes the standard work in the field. In genealogy that book is The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. It instructs the researcher in the timeless principles of genealogical research, while identifying the most current classes of records and research tools. It is both a textbook and an all-purpose reference book, designed to help the present generation of family history researchers better understand and utilize all available resources. This 4th edition provides a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date account of American genealogy--no sound genealogical project is complete without it. This 4th edition has been completely updated, incorporating all the latest developments, principles, and resources relevant to family history research. There are now two chapters about technology as it relates to family history research--one dealing with significant concepts and definitions and the other with specific resources and applications, including major family history websites and Internet resources. In addition, virtually every chapter provides information on Internet websites pertinent to the subject discussed in that chapter"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Archives > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States > Genealogy.

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