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Genealogy Online for Dummies Building your family tree in Cyberspace or just searching online for a bit of history about your ancestors? Whether you're corresponding with far-flung relatives or tracking down elusive family records around the world, a treasure trove of information on family histories is at your fingertips when you log onto the Internet. The trick to finding all that information is knowing where to look.

Genealogist's Companion and SourceBook A companion to Croom's Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy (Betterway Bks., 1989), this volume offers a beyond-the-basics guide to tracing family history. Croom explains how to research, locate, and use church and funeral home records; government records at federal, state, and local levels, including the U.S. Serial Set and the Territorial Papers of the United States; court records; newspapers; and maps. She joins other recent writers in her ``cluster genealogy'' approach of including the broad family, neighborhoods, and the historical context in the research strategy. Chapters on African American and Native American genealogy provide timely information for the library reference desk and individual research, and librarians will applaud the inclusion of material on libraries and archives and how to use them. Appendixes include forms, dates, Roman and Arabic numerals, and a list of publishers, while an essential index helps to bring the book together. Despite several omissions and errors, Croom's latest volume is as useful as her earlier handbook. Recommended for all libraries providing genealogy guidance and for the home market.-Judith P. Reid, Library of Congress

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They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Records Irvine, a teacher in British Columbia, has teamed up with one of the leading genealogy publishers to give us a fine handbook for English genealogy research. Irvine focuses on how to use the many unpublished resources available in North America at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, many FHL branch libraries, and FH Centers located in local Latter Day Saints churches and other larger libraries. In addition, Irvine outlines research in English repositories. Her nuts-and-bolts approach to relatively accessible material sets this book apart from other handbooks. Essential for the institutional as well as the home market. Colletta's work, revised since it was first published in 1989, provides a helpful discussion of biographical and genealogical information and other migration details that may be found in passenger lists. Four information-filled chapters provide help on acquiring the information needed to search for passenger lists. The annotated bibliography is excellent, though the book still lacks an index. Researchers in the ship passenger list and immigration field should read this book, along with Michael H. Tepper's American Passenger Arrival Records (Genealogical Pubs., 1988). Essential.-- Judith P. Reid, Lib. of Congress

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Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

Biography & Genealogy Master Index, 1998

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