A Sourcebook for Genealogical Research: Resources Alphabetically by Type and Location
Genealogists can sometimes require obscure resources when in search of information about ancestors. Tracking down records to complete a family tree can become laborious when the researcher doesn't know where to begin looking. Many of the best resources are maintained regionally or even locally, and aren’t widely known. This reference work serves as a guide to both beginning and experienced genealogy researchers. The sourcebook is easily accessible and usable, featuring approximately 270 entries on all aspects of genealogical research and family history compilation. The entries are listed alphabetically and cross-referenced so any researcher can quickly find the information he or she is seeking. Each state and each of the provinces of Canada has its own entry; other countries are listed under appropriate headings. The author also provides more than 700 addresses from all over the world so that the genealogist or general researcher may contact any one of these organizations to obtain specific information about particular births, deaths, marriages, or other life events in order to complete a family tree.
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Every large library has a collection of city directories from various years as well
as old telephone books for the general area in which the library is located .
Chambers of commerce can sometimes also be of help locating out of print
Sometimes these books contain more information about individuals than do the
commercial directories or voters ' lists , but they can be more difficult to use
because the rate collectors usually had no pattern to their lists . Rate books can
Telephone companies began to print directories shortly after the first telephones
came into use , primarily because such volumes could demonstrate the value of
their service to customers . The directories also produced additional revenue in ...
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Stockwell (History of Information Storage and Retrieval ) here offers a collection of genealogy-related definitions and discussions, with subjects ranging from Ecuadorian genealogy to name ... Read full review