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Basics of genealogy reference : a librarian's guide

Author: Jack Simpson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers novice and experienced reference librarians an introduction to tried-and-true genealogy techniques and resources. With the help of four case studies, Simpson outlines a basic starting strategy for conducting genealogy research. Later chapters deal specifically with genealogical librarianship: how to conduct a reference interview, continuing and professional development, and basic resources every  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Simpson
ISBN: 9781591585145 1591585147
OCLC Number: 214282146
Description: xiii, 176 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: First steps in genealogy research --
Census basics --
Advanced census research --
Researching vital records --
Basic published sources --
Basic archival sources --
Immigration records --
Ethnic records and international research --
Using the Internet --
Resources of the Family History Library --
The National Archives and other repositories --
The genealogy reference interview --
A professional toolkit.
Responsibility: Jack Simpson.
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Genealogy is a popular hobby across the world, and is heavily researched in public libraries and historical repositories. This book offers librarians an introduction to useful genealogy techniques  Read more...

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