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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Gazetteers , postal directories , and encyclopedias may include good maps for
this purpose . However , unless a map is quite detailed , it may not show small
towns . Older maps are also usually more useful than the recent ones because
Old maps are particularly useful because the names of many towns , counties ,
cities , and even countries may have experienced name changes over the years .
The names of these places will be found on an old map and the location of others
Various kinds of maps can be found at local , state , or regional libraries ,
museums , or historical archives . ... Archives , and the Library of Congress , as
well as to international sources for maps and other resources needed by
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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