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The researcher's guide to American genealogy

Author: Val D Greenwood
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Explains the principles of genealogical research; identifies various classes of records that may be used in that research, and tells where to find them; and includes information about the use of computers in compiling family histories.
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Généalogies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greenwood, Val D.
Researcher's guide to American genealogy.
Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., ©2000
(DLC) 99073349
(OCoLC)43453100
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Val D Greenwood
OCLC Number: 606827047
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 662 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Understanding genealogical research --
Familiar record practices: problems and terminology --
Analyzing the pedigree and the place --
Evaluation of the evidence --
An introduction to research tools: the library --
An introduction to research tools: reference materials --
Organizing and evaluating research findings --
Successful correspondence --
Computers in genealogy --
Family history: going beyond genealogy --
Compiled sources and newspapers --
Vital records --
Census returns --
Using census returns --
Understanding probate records and basic legal terminology --
What about wills? The intestate--miscellaneous probate records--guardianships --
Government land: Colonial and American --
Local land records --
Abstracting wills and deeds --
Court records --
Property rights of women as a consideration --
Church records --
American aids to finding the home of the immigrant ancestor --
Military records: Colonial Wars and the American Revolution --
Military records: after the Revolution --
Cemetery and burial records.
Responsibility: Val D. Greenwood.

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Explains the principles of genealogical research; identifies various classes of records that may be used in that research, and tells where to find them; and includes information about the use of computers in compiling family histories.

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