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The source : a guidebook of American genealogy

Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs; Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
Publisher: Provo, UT : Ancestry, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd rev. edView all editions and formats
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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as "the genealogist's bible." The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Loretto Dennis Szucs; Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
ISBN: 1593312776 9781593312770
OCLC Number: 191215197
Description: 965 pages
Contents: Basics. --
The foundations of family history research --
Computers and technology --
General references and guides --
The records. --
Business, institution, and organization records --
Census records --
Church records --
Court records --
Directories --
Immigration records --
Land records --
Military Records --
Newspapers --
Vital records --
People and place. --
African American research --
Colonial English research --
Colonial Spanish borderland research --
Hispanic research --
Jewish-American research --
Native American research --
Urban research --
Appendixes: Abbreviations and acronyms --
Family associations --
Genealogical societies --
Hereditary and lineage organizations --
Historical societies --
The LDS family history library --
The national archives and its regions --
State archives.
Responsibility: edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking.
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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as "the genealogist's bible." The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.

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The BEST comprehensive genealogy guide available

by larrydfranke (WorldCat user published 2015-06-06) Excellent Permalink

I always recommend the Source to students in my beginning genealogy classes.  It covers all of the basic topics in one (large) volume. It is, however, time for another update, especially since many changes have occurred in availability of records and technology since 2006.

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