"A book of strategies... Well researched...clearly written...packed with meaningful data...and rich illustrations" -- Curt Witcher, Historical Genealogy Department Manager, Allen County Public Library
"Help has arrived" ...a better gold mine for genealogists than the one discovered in 1849 at Sutters Mill." -- ― Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, FASG, author The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall
"the best book available today on searching for elusive ancestors in San Francisco before 1906" -- Ralph J. Crandall, Executive Director Emeritus, New England Historic Genealogical Society
About the Author
Nancy Simons Peterson, CG
A fifth-generation Californian, Nancy Simons Peterson is a nationally certified genealogist and author of numerous articles appearing in prominent genealogical periodicals. Winner of the 1998 National Genealogical Society Family History Writing Contest and the Society of Genealogists Scholar Award in 2003, she holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University. The Petersons presently reside in Walnut Creek California.