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Marsha Hoffman Rising CG, FASG, was a professional genealogist who specialized in problem-solving issues that arise while researching nineteenth century ancestors. She also served as vice president of the National Genealogy Society and served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogic Society, and as president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Genealogical Speaker's Guild. During her thirty year professional career in genealogy, she received the National Genealogical Society Award of Merit (1989), was elected a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society (1990), received the FGS George E. Williams Award (1991), the National Genealogical Society Award of Excellence (1992), and the FGS Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award (1999).
Beginners as well as experienced researchers will benefit from this book.
The ideas in this book are great for a beginner, and Rising uses examples from her own research to illustrate how her methods can be practiced.
This was the best book I have found by far to help me with some of the problems I have come across with tracking my family genealogy.
I really haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I'm sure it will help me when I get serious about working on my tree full time.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This has not yet solved any of my Family Tree problems. But then I don't stay as involved as I should.Published 7 months ago by Ron Yancey
This book is a great reference source for genealogy. It has very clear and practical tips on issues that are frequently encountered by the researcher. Great book.Published 9 months ago by Bonsai Gardener
For those who do genealogy, you know the problems you can run into. This book helps you to get around those problems.Published 13 months ago by V. Eicke
This book was published in 2005, so it's already 8 years old. While it cited some specific cases, it just wasn't much of a help to me. I won't be using it.Published 19 months ago by Michael C Helm
This helped in looking for errors and looking further for information where i do not know or needed to find our familyPublished 19 months ago by Michael Thomas Philips
Interesting book that provides the reader with ideas about different avenues of researching those problematic and elusive ancestors we all seem to have in our trees. Recommend.Published 22 months ago by Gary Biggs