You've enjoyed some success in tracing your family's history. But now the trail's gone cold and you're stopped in your tracks. Or are you? No, you're not, Emily Croom answers, and in a resounding way. In "The Genealogist's Companion and Sourcebook" - a follow-up to her highly regarded "Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy" - she ...
You've enjoyed some success in tracing your family's history. But now the trail's gone cold and you're stopped in your tracks. Or are you? No, you're not, Emily Croom answers, and in a resounding way. In "The Genealogist's Companion and Sourcebook" - a follow-up to her highly regarded "Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy" - she helps you find new paths to your desired destination: in formation about your ancestors, where they lived and how they lived. This book alerts you to promising types of primary and secondary sources. It shows you how to get past the kinds of obstacles - public records lost to fire or flood, for example - that often frustrate family searchers. It shows you how to use cluster genealogy effectively. In these pages, you'll learn about such wellsprings of information as church and funeral home records, government documents, court records, newspapers and maps. "The Genealogist's Companion and Sourcebook" offers you solid, step-by-step guidance from a searcher who's been where you are now. You'll find bibliographies. Case studies. Appendices with census forms, a family group sheet, and information on major archives, libraries, lending libraries and publishers.
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