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Generation by generation : a modern approach to the basics of genealogy / Drew Smith.

"The question all beginners in genealogy research ask themselves is, 'Where do I begin?' 'Should I join a commercial subscription service like' ' What if I don't find what I'm looking for on the Internet?' 'How do I organize the information I'm gathering along the way?' Fortunately, this guide answers all those questions and engages neophytes with a book that takes an entirely fresh approach to the subject. Author Drew Smith has organized the chapters according to the actual process used in genealogical research: Start with yourself, then move on to living family and relatives, and then move backwards in time, generation by generation. Each chapter describes a time period and the kinds of records available for that era, allowing beginners to learn about new types of records just as they need them"--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780806321271
  • ISBN: 080632127X
  • Physical Description: ii, 170 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- For all generations: preparing to research. Names, places, dates and events ; Relationships ; The genealogical research process ; Tools and methods to keep us organized ; Looking for previous research ; DNA testing ; Using online repositories -- Generation by generation: doing the research. Generations after 1950 in the U.S. ; Generations from 1880 to 1950 in the U.S. ; Generations from 1850 to 1880 in the U.S. ; Generations fro 1776 to 1850 in the U.S. ; Generations in British America before 1776 ; Generations outside the U.S. (in English) ; Generations with records in other languages ; Now what?
Subject: Genealogy.
Genetic genealogy > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genealogy > Handbooks, manuals, etc
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.

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