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Further, with the new edition, Nancy has taken the time to find many new features with Ancestry. Hendrickson clearly knows her way around Ancestry. The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry. Writing a comprehensive yet useful guide to the leading genealogy research website in the world is not an easy task.
In Unofficial Guide to Ancestry. Nancy Hendrickson is a genealogy author, blogger, and instructor at Family Tree University. A contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine , Nancy writes almost exclusively about Internet genealogy, research, and American history. You can find her at her website www. Used by permission. Jan 06, J. Even the most experienced genealogists sometimes need help.
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Since , some of the most valuable help available has been found in Val D. And now there's a fourth edition of the book with even more contemporary assistance. This update is the first since and much has changed in the world of research since then. The price of the paperback edition no other version currently available may be off-putting for some. But, trust me, whether yo Even the most experienced genealogists sometimes need help.
But, trust me, whether you're just starting out or are a veteran, this is the best guide available and probably has the answer to any questions you might have about researching family history. This latest version includes chapters on computer technology and Internet research, including information on the major family history websites and the subject of DNA testing. These innovations are, of course, interesting and valuable. But the best value, particularly to the newcomer, is Greenwood's splendid advice on how to get started, find resources, organize research and utilize your findings in the most helpful manner.
Aside from a personal mentor at your side on a regular basis, you can't get much better help. As librarian of my county historical society I encounter neophytes on a regular basis who need the type of help Greenwood provides in easy to read chapters on every aspect of research, solid advice enhanced by his years of personal experience. And there are lots of illustrations and charts to help focus on the information you need to find what you're looking for. This book is a resource the reader will come back to time and time again This book is an extensive volume which covers current best practices in Genealogical research.
It is comprised of two parts, the first part being a general research guide, and the second being specific to record types you will encounter in genealogy.
There are several editions published for this book, but the 4th edition, published in is fairly current. As time goes by, some of this material will become dated as the topics covered change rapidly. I consider this book, in addition to Evidenc This book is an extensive volume which covers current best practices in Genealogical research.
I consider this book, in addition to Evidence Explained and the BCG standards, a must have for serious genealogical work. It's very detailed and has references for further study on almost every topic covered. It is a book I plan to come back to as I encounter research problems for more help when I need it. An outstanding, incredible body of work!
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Updated now, to include lots of methods of online help to assist you in your searches. From beginner to expert, everyone interested in genealogy could benefit from this book. And you will be referring to it, over and over again. Dec 11, Michele Beacham rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , genealogy.
As others have noted, some sections are a bit dated; however, this is still an excellent reference. Oct 12, Robyn Choate rated it liked it. I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I've always been interested in my family history and started working on it years ago before the world of the internet.
I eventually put it away and it has been in a box for many years.
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Reading this book and having it as a resource has sparked my interest again especially since my mom was adopted. She filled out some papers a few years ago wanting at least medical information but I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. She filled out some papers a few years ago wanting at least medical information but there was nothing available. Now with DNA testing available along with the resources in this book, I might be able to get further in my research.
I'm excited! For anyone who is interested in seriously working on their family history, this is a fantastic resource. Feb 06, Colleen rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-non-fiction. This text has proved indispensable in my current genealogy class. The information given is so helpful to the beginner genealogist, and would be quite helpful just to reference librarians in general for helping patrons.
It reads easy - I'm not sure if that's because I am so interested in the topic, or if it is just really well done, but it does not feel dry like a text book. So much information is available, from citing sources to steps to break through any brick walls. I have taken a ton of note This text has proved indispensable in my current genealogy class.
I have taken a ton of notes from my work copy, but am going to invest in the newest edition immediately. An excellent reference book holding great finding indexes to help one research efficiently. Great overview of any question a researcher might have about specifics in various types of records.
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A great way to flesh out one's knowledge about the vast array of records over the centuries. Beautiful writing style. A must have for any semi-serious family historian.
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Val Greenwood is a genealogist's genealogist and he proves it by writing the definitive book on the subject. While this book is great, it is old-school. This second edition was published before the computer age, so you want find references to the quality online or DNA resources we now have available. I understand the 3rd edition does include additional information on computers. However, there are a plethora of good books available on online genealogy already. The 3rd edition is only available in Val Greenwood is a genealogist's genealogist and he proves it by writing the definitive book on the subject.
The 3rd edition is only available in paperback, so I would prefer to get the hardcover 2nd edition and find information on online genealogy from another source. The bottom line is that this would be an excellent place to start if you are new to genealogy, but you will need to supplement this book with additional sources for computer and DNA work.