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Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors
Synopses & Reviews
This new fifth edition, a classic in the making, is an easy-to-read guide to beginning genealogy. Quillen teaches the basics of getting started and guides readers through the tricks and techniques of professional genealogists, and best of all the book is filled with real-life examples. Readers are pointed to the most current web sites and government records where information can be gleaned. Overlooked resources - such as military records - are identified and instructions for procuring and using them are included. Readers will also be treated to detailed suggestions on how to write an effective and interesting life history that will be treasured by the budding genealogist’s descendants. This edition has expanded and revised sections on Internet research, including new web sites; more on ethnic research; the latest information available on census access and availability; and still more ideas on how to do your own Life History.
Genealogy is America’s favorite hobby, and this is the book to get beginners started!
W. Daniel Quillen teaches the basics of how to trace your ancestors, from getting started to the tricks and techniques of professional genealogists. He points readers to the most current websites and government records where information can be gleaned. This edition has expanded and revised sections on Internet research, including new websites, more on ethnic research; the latest information available on census access and availability; and still more ideas on how to complete your own Life History.
About the Author
For 26 years, W. Daniel Quillen has been a professional writer specializing in travel and technical subjects. He teaches beginning genealogy courses to university students and working adults, and is a frequent lecturer in genealogy classes taught in the greater Denver area. He is also the author of "The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy" and the new Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series.
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