Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as the genealogist's bible.qq The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.qqThe Stidham Family Association sought proof that two lines, with problematic record links, truly descended from a seventeenth-century ancestor. ... also revealed that another line, with clear documentary evidence of descent, was not biologically connected to the ancestor.1a#39; ... In each following generation, the genetic code is further diluted as DNA passes to a new generation. ... 10 (14 February 2005): 18(2). HTML format by Scholastic Inc. alt;www.findarticles.com/p/ articles/mi_go1634agt;.
|Author||:||Loretto Dennis Szucs, Sandra Hargreaves Luebking|
|Publisher||:||Ancestry Publishing - 2006|