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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Given names , what Westerners call first names , are generally bestowed after the
birth of a child . Most of the common given names that are used in the West come
from Hebrew , Greek , or Latin words , and also from the Teutonic languages .
In the Hindu tradition most children are given three names , one of which usually
is taken from the name of a Hindu god or goddess . These are names such as
Krishna , Ajit , Shiva , and Indra for males , and Lakshimi and Sita for females .
It is a method of numbering that begins with the most recent individual on a
pedigree chart and then numbers the ancestors backwards so that the largest
number is eventually given to the progenitor . Thus the number 1 is assigned to
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