Start getting answers today with the best-selling Unpuzzling Your Past! With wit and enthusiasm, Emily Croom provides the tools and information you need to begin your family history adventure, with step-by-step guidance, forms to copy, places to look, and interesting examples each step along the way.
Throughout the book, you will find: Strategies for success; Tips for getting the most from names, dates, and handwriting of the past; Suggestions of “Things To Do Now” to apply what you have learned; Illustrations, charts, sidebars, and bibliographies for further reference.
Besides gathering names and dates, genealogists want to learn how their ancestors lived and how they fit into the history happening around them. Focusing first on the family as a source of this kind of information, the book provides interview formats and ideas for tapping family papers and keepsakes, oral tradition, and memories. It also introduces you to research and the multitude of public records helpful in identifying and learning about ancestors-from newspapers and cemeteries to censuses and land records.
- Author: Emily Anne Croom
- Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company – April 2010 (4th ed.)
- Formats: Print – $37.95