American Genealogy Books
The Source : A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Hardcover) by Loretto Dennis Szucs (Editor), Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Editor)
The Introduction to Family History Online Text Bundle
includes an award-winning best-seller, a practical guide to novice genealogists,
and three sets of important forms to begin your family history. The Source: A
Guidebook of American Genealogy Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs & Sandra Hargreaves
The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, Third Edition (Hardcover) by Val D. Greenwood
In every field of study there is one book that rises above the rest in stature and authority and becomes the standard work in the field. In genealogy that book is Val Greenwood's Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. Arguably the best book ever written on American genealogy, it is the text of choice in colleges and universities or wherever courses in American genealogy are taught. Of the dozens of textbooks, manuals, and how-to books that have appeared over the past twenty-five years, it is the one book that is consistently praised for setting a standard of excellence. In a word, The Researcher's Guide has become a classic. While it instructs the researcher in the timeless principles of genealogical research, it also identifies the various classes of records employed in that research, groups them in convenient tables and charts, gives their location, explains their uses, and evaluates each of them in the context of the research process.
Designed to answer practically all the researcher's needs, it is both a textbook and an all-purpose reference book. And it is this singular combination that makes The Researcher's Guide the book of choice in any genealogical investigation. It is also the reason why if you can afford to buy only one book on American genealogy in a lifetime, this has to be it. This new 3rd edition incorporates the latest thinking on genealogy and computers, specifically the relationship between computer technology (the Internet and CD-ROM) and the timeless principles of good genealogical research. It also includes a new chapter on the property rights of women, a revised chapter on the evaluation of genealogical evidence, and updated information on the 1920 census. Little else has changed, or needs to be changed, because the basics of genealogy remain timeless and immutable. This 3rd edition of The Researcher's Guide, then, is a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date account of the methods and aims of American genealogy--an essential text for the present generation of researchers--and no sound genealogical project is complete without it.
Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists: The Essential Guide to American County and Town Sources (Paperback) by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Editor)
In one authoritative reference, Family Tree Big
Book provides all genealogists with the information they need to trace their
American roots, including:
Paperback: 789 pages
They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins (Paperback) by Loretto Dennis Szucs
Slash research time, costs, and hassles using
today's published genealogy resources!
These convenient and very affordable published
resources can save you enormous amounts of time and money that you might
otherwise spend to find and view original documents in some distantdusty
archive. Printed Sources will make your research easier by helping you identify
and understandwhich frequently contain biographical information on inhabitants
that can't be gleaned from statistical records alone. Published indexes and how
they can direct you to priceless ancestral information in a wide variety of
record sources. Other types of printed sources that can lead you to your
Christine Rose, Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, and Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, has spent years researching in more than 500 of America's courthouses. She is a national lecturer, author, and professional genealogist. She was the recipient of the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus award for two published genealogies. Her specialities include onsite research, military records, and federal land records. Her guidebooks are widely used among genealogists and family historians.
Finally--the only guidebook devoted exclusively to research in America's courthouses. Full of essentials starting with preparation, interacting with the clerks, using the indexes, and what to expect to find in each courthoiuse office. But it doesn't stop there. Evaluating the records and using them to solve genealogical problems are included. For those who can't travel to the courthouse personally, use of the Internet, microfilm, and published books of abstracts are discussed.
Tips galore from an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses.
For almost 175 years, a great metropolis on the
shores of a freshwater sea has sent a siren call to immigrants internal and
external, giving most Americans some kind of link to the City of Big Shoulders.
Whether your people came west from New England in the early days of settlement,
or north from Mississippi in the Great Migration; whether they sailed from
Sweden and Sicily, or flew from Budapest and Prague; whether they settled here
permanently or temporarily, this easy-to-use reference guide will help you
highly anticipated 10th edition of Everton's Handybook for Genealogists is one
of the most valuable genealogy bibliography collections currently available. It
is an indispensable resource for any genealogist attempting to trace their
heritage using the county record system of the United States.
State, County, and Town Sources Here's the book that will quickly guide you to
the most useful genealogical resources in each of the 50 United States and the
District of Columbia.