Friday, August 3, 2012

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Complete Program

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Complete Program by Karen Clifford, A.C.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Principles of Success for the Family Historian
Chapter 2. Organizing Family Information
Chapter 3. Becoming Acquainted with Your Genealogy Program
Chapter 4. Why Document?
Chapter 5. Printing Your Records
Chapter 6. Your Family History Book
Chapter 7. Developing a Sense of Our Ancestors
Chapter 8. Resolving Conflict
Chapter 9. State Vital Record Offices, Public Libraries, Courthouses and Local Repositories
Chapter 10. Resources of the Family History Library
Chapter 11. Major Date Bases of the Family History Library
Chapter 12. Using Local Family History Centers
Chapter 13. National Archives and Regional Records Services Facilities
Chapter 14. Census Records Between 1850-1920
Chapter 15. Analysis and Goal Setting
Chapter 16. Sharing Your Family History Research
Appendix A. The Internet and Genealogy
Appendix B. Genealogical Forms
"Some have been denied families of example, but somewhere on every family tree there is a hero. There are also explanations for feelings, for traditions, for understanding ourselves. There are examples of histories we don't want to see repeated, lessons learned, and visions of what we may become." By Karen Clifford on page 1-1 of Chapter One.
The book has 'Terms to Understand" throughout. The first term is "genealogy"- "A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors" on page 11 Chapter 1. The last term is "NON NOBIS SOLUM" - "We are not alone" on page 15-13 of Chapter 16.
A good book for beginners as well as experiences one studying genealogy.
I found it is a book that informs as well as encourages one to search for their own family history and is very detailed. There are forms, questions the readers are to ask of themselves, lists of what to do, tips, computer information, goal settings, becoming a family historian, where to search and so much more.
Karen Clifford can be found at Genealogy Research Associates.
I got my book from my library but one can order through GRA.
I give it a five star because of so much information.
Leona Olson

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