Family Tree Factbook



This convenient, time-saving collection of genealogy hacks gathers the best resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts from the experts at Family Tree Magazine. Inside, you'll find fast facts about a variety of family history topics, such as important dates in US history, the different kinds of DNA tests, and how to use the best genealogy websites.

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The answers to all your genealogy questions in one place! This convenient, timesaving collection of genealogy hacks gathers the best resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts from the experts at Family Tree Magazine. Inside, you’ll find fast facts about a variety of family history topics, such as important dates in US history, the different kinds of DNA tests, and how to use the best genealogy websites.

What’s Inside

The Family Tree Factbook features:

  • Key genealogy lists and statistics, including common genealogy abbreviations and acronyms, a glossary of genetic genealogy terms and genealogy pitfalls to avoid
  • Strategies for tracking your ancestors in important documents (including census records, passenger lists and military records) and performing important genealogical tasks (including searching Google and Ancestry.com, citing sources and visiting cemeteries)
  • A size perfect for carrying with you wherever your research may lead: to a library, a relative’s house, a graveyard or even your ancestor’s home country

Who Should Get This Book

You’ll love The Family Tree Factbook if…

  • You’re just starting your family tree and want to learn the basics
  • You’re deep in your research and need a way to quickly access key data and organize your genealogy
  • You want an easy-access, quick-reference listing of genealogy’s most important facts, strategies and resources

Contents of The Family Tree Factbook:

Introduction

Chapter 1: Research Basics

Jump-start your research with these general-reference lists and charts, including a genealogy glossary, a table to help you calculate cousinhood, 20 questions to ask your relatives and a guide to citing your sources.

Chapter 2: US State Research

Discover your American ancestors with founding dates for each of the 50 US states, plus a list of state archives and data about historical US cities.

Chapter 3: Libraries and Archives

Find records and resources at brick-and-mortar repositories. This chapter’s lists of libraries, archives and National Archives regional locations can help you plan your trip.

Chapter 4: Names

Decode family histories hiding in your ancestors’ names with historical data on first names and surnames, plus guides for identifying nicknames and translating foreign-language names.

Chapter 5: Genealogy Websites

Master the web’s best genealogy websites with hacks for Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Google and more, along with a listing of the 30-plus most useful family history sites.

Chapter 6: Computing

Tap (and swipe) your way to genealogy success. This chapter features guides to genealogy software and mobile apps, commonly used file formats and keyboard shortcuts.

Chapter 7: Census

Delve into census records. This chapter contains listings of the questions asked in each census, population data from historical censuses, tips for searching for online census records, commonly used census abbreviations and a roundup of state and territorial censuses.

Chapter 8: Immigration

Follow your ancestors back to the old country with this chapter’s timelines, historical maps of Europe and passenger list search tips.

Chapter 9: Military

Honor your ancestors’ service. This chapter will help you determine what conflict(s) your ancestor fought in, plus what kinds of records to search for.

Chapter 10: Cemeteries

Trek through graveyards with the tombstone symbolism guide and cemetery resources, strategies, do’s and don’ts in this chapter.

Chapter 11: Genetic Genealogy

Analyze your genes. This chapter will help you choose a DNA test and testing company (and analyze your results) with comparison guides and lists of resources.

Chapter 12: Geography

Understand the land your ancestors lived on with summaries of important US territorial acquisitions and migration routes, plus a wrap-up of the best historical maps and how to use them.

Chapter 13: Social History

Study your ancestor’s life and times with historical facts and timelines that cover key inventions, disasters, epidemics and more.

Chapter 14: Photography

Learn how to care for your treasured family photos with this chapter’s preservation tips and photo-editing tools. This chapter also features photo ID strategies and information on historical photo formats to help you uncover the secrets in your family photos.

Appendix A: Worksheets

Record and organize your family tree using these forms and templates.

Appendix B: Notes

Create your own quick-reference guide by writing down the names, dates, places and other genealogy facts you want to remember.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R8664
Author/Speaker/Editor Editors of Family Tree Magazine
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440354656
Number Of Pages 224
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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