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How to Climb Your Family Tree
Genealogy for Beginners

Harriet Stryker-Rodda
 

Format: Paper

Size: 5 x 8

Pages: 144 pp.

Published: 1977

Reprinted: 1995

Price: $8.95

ISBN: 9780806310060

Item #: GPC5645

This is a carefully thought-out introduction to the methods and principles of genealogical research written for the beginner and calculated to entertain while producing results. It shows how to start research and how to find clues in family keepsakes and memorabilia, and it introduces important sources of information such as census records, church records, the vital records of birth, marriage, and death, probate and land records, and the infinite array of public records. It also explains the origins and uses of these records in the context of the research process, and it does so while conveying a sense of fun and excitement. The author is well qualified for she is a teacher of genealogy and a professional genealogist.


EDITORIAL REVIEWS

"...one of the best how-to books on the market...This book is a must if you are just beginning to dig up your roots."--LOS ANGELES TIMES

"...excellent manual on genealogical research."--NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Vol. 71, No. 2.

"...a dependable resource for beginning genealogists...While giving the basics, the author also strives to spark a desire in the reader for actually participating in genealogical detection."--COLLECTORS NEWS, Vol. 24, No. 3.

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