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Paperback The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy: 6 Book

ISBN: 0028619471

ISBN13: 9780028619477

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy: 6

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Describes methods for conducting genealogical research and explains how to trace the history of a family through the use of living sources and public records.

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Wonderful Book

This is a wonderful book. It is very helpful and knowledgeable tool. It was very helpful for beginners like me. It provides definitions for words you may come across in your searches, "Pedigree Pitfalls" which are tips on how to avoid setbacks in your researching. Christine Rose and Kay Germain Ingalls are very knowledgeable and very experienced professional genealogists who instead of providing facts and info on genealogy, provided you with examples and experiences they had encountered. They provide their own opinion on how to best search for your information. They also expressed the need to cite your sources. I gave this book 5 stars because itr is a wonderful and fully enjoyable research tool.

A fabulous reference

I used this book as a reference when I was writing The Family Tree Detective (my children's book about genealogy). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy is sensational. The authors make a lot of potentially complex material easy to understand. They also write in a fun-to-read style: something that you don't always find in genealogy books! This is definitely a book you'll want to add to your genealogy library.

If you buy only one genealogy book, buy this one!

I bought this book when I hadn't yet done any research at all about my family history. A year and a half later, I have a file drawer full of information, and I have needed no other reference. I also bought a book called The Source,which is supposed to be the 'genealogist's bible', and it has been a giant paperweight in comparison. Idiot's genealogy is full of the kind of practical information that can carry you through years of research. Happy hunting!!!

Best presented 'how-to' book on genealogy

This book is not just for beginners! Every researcher should read this book to keep them on track in their family history research. The material is very entertaining as well as informative. I recommend this book at every class or seminar I teach.

This book covers the spectrum of genealogy.

This book is an outstanding book for the beginner or experienced genealogist. It is well-written and easy to read. I plan to keep it as one of my major reference books for the future. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in searching their genealogy.
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