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The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, fourth edition.

The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, fourth edition

Val D. Greenwood

Genealogical Publishing Company

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211

9780806320663, $49.95, PB, 796pp,

Synopsis: In every field of study there is one book that rises above the rest in stature and authority and becomes the standard work in the field. In genealogy that instructional reference and resource is "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy" by genealogy expert Val D. Greenwood. Now in a fully updated and expanded fourth edition, "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy" instructs the researcher in the timeless principles of genealogical research, while identifying the most current classes of records and research tools. Both a textbook and an all-purpose reference book, "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy" is specifically designed and intended to help the present generation of family history researchers better understand and utilize all available resources.

This fourth edition of "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy" provides a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date account of American genealogy that incorporates all the newest developments, principles, and resources relevant to family history research. It should be noted that there are now two chapters about technology as it relates to family history research--one dealing with significant concepts and definitions and the other with specific resources and applications, including major family history websites and Internet resources. In addition, virtually every chapter provides information on Internet websites pertinent to the subject discussed in that chapter.

Critique: Thoroughly 'family genealogist friendly' in organization and presentation, "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy" is unreservedly endorsed as an essential, core addition to personal, professional, genealogical, community, and academic library Genealogy Instructional Reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists. "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy" is detailed, accessible, and a "must-have" for anyone with a personal or professional interest in American genealogy. Highly recommended.

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Author:Andrew, Micah
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
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Date:Jan 1, 2018
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