Covering everything from vital records and social security information to phone directories and census documents, this unique research guide shows readers how and where to find the information that will lead them to the missing people of their past and present. Going beyond the basics, Kathleen Hinckley takes readers through every step, addressing ...Read MoreCovering everything from vital records and social security information to phone directories and census documents, this unique research guide shows readers how and where to find the information that will lead them to the missing people of their past and present. Going beyond the basics, Kathleen Hinckley takes readers through every step, addressing how to deal with modern-day research obstacles, such as privacy acts, record destruction and increasingly complicated computer technologies. Moreover, Hinckley shows readers how to use resources like the Internet to their full advantage.Read Less
Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
The unique thing about this book is that it offers clues for finding living people ? as well as genealogical subjects. I wish Kathleen Hinckley would update this book to teach the rapidly expanding online genealogical techniques; this is why I only gave the book 4 stars. However, many of her tips and procedures are still true, no matter whether you use the Internet or the library.
I?ve spent many years doing genealogical research and still found things I didn?t know ? or forgot. But I got a wonderful review of city directories ? something I haven?t made much use of because I didn?t know how to interpret some of the info offered. Hinckley offers an excellent explanation of the many, many uses of a city or county directory.
As a certified Genealogical Record Specialist and senior member of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, she knows her stuff and it shows in the asides (often highlighted with a gray background) she offers her readers.
I would recommend this book to any new genealogy enthusiast; and it?s a great review for those of us who have spent some time in the book trenches.
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