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Genealogy for Beginners (Hardcover)
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A step-by-step guide to researching your family tree. Interested in doing your family tree but don't know how? Genealogy for Beginners covers everything you need to get started researching your family history or continue a project you've already started. You'll get practical suggestions from an experienced genealogist, and detailed, step-by-step instructions for carrying out a quality family history research. Topics covered include: -Getting started with a family history research project -Discovering which subscription services are worth the price -Using Ancestry.com effectively -Finding obituaries -Interviewing family members -Preserving and organizing paper and digital files, plus photographs -Getting the most out of DNA testing for genealogy -Conducting cemetery research -Finding and interpreting non-US records -Doing cultural and ethnic heritage research -Finding professional researchers and translators -Keeping up with the genealogy news With this book in hand, you're sure to succeed.
About the Author
Katherine Pennavaria is a Professor at Western Kentucky University and Coordinator of the Visual & Performing Arts Library at WKU. She is the author of Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians (R&L, 2015) and Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians (R&L, 2017), and writes a regular column on genealogy for Kentucky Libraries. Katherine has done numerous national and state presentations and webinars; topics include genealogy record types, search strategies, and resources the beginning researcher needs to know about. She has published articles in Libraries and Culture, College & Research Library News, Library Journal, and WordRiver Literary Review.