Synopses & Reviews
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.
This extensive and Internet-savvy resource offers winning techniques for tracing one's family tree. Exhaustive and immediately useful, the book delivers critical tools and proven techniques for undertaking research with results. 500 full-color photos & illustrations.