Putting The Pieces Together Toolkit

Putting The Pieces Together Toolkit

The author of the all-time genealogy how-to bestseller "Unpuzzling Your Past" shares 29 tips for getting started solving the mysteries of your ancestry.

 

Find it on the web

?Cyndi’s List

<www.cyndislist.com>: Links to thousands of genealogy-related sites.

?Family History Library and Family History Centers

<www.familysearch.org>

?Georgia State Archives <www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/rs/sarl.htm>: Offers the quickest link to other state archives. State archives with online databases or indexes include Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Many state archives’ Web sites have information about records available for research at that facility or in that state.

?National Archives

<www.nara.gov/genealogy/>

?National Genealogical Society

4527 17th St. N. Arlington, VA 22207 <www.ngsgenealogy.org>


On the bookshelf

?Ancestry’s Red Book, revised edition, edited by Alice Eichholz (Ancestry): Information about records and research in each state.

?The Genealogist’s Companion & Sourcebook by Emily Anne Croom (Betterway Books): Hundreds of US public sources, where to find them and how to use them.

?A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant & Ethnic Ancestors by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Better-way Books)

?Organizing Your Family History Search by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Betterway Books)

?The Sleuth Book for Genealogists by Emily Anne Croom (Betterway Books): Focuses on genealogy problem solving; contains case studies and a detailed guide to documentation.

?Unpuzzling Your Past, 4th edition, by Emily Anne Croom (Betterway Books): Chapters on beginning, interviewing, research, records and sources, old handwriting and more.
 
From the October 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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