About the Author
Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG is a full-time professional genealogist with many years experience. She lectures nationally at various institutes, conferences, and seminars. Rose received the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award in 1987 for two Rose genealogies and was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1988. Christine has compiled fifteen books including Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures, Courthouse Indexes Illustrated; Nicknames: Past and Present, Family Associations: Organization and Management, Genealogical Proof Standard, Military Pension Acts 1776-1858 and Declaration of Intention of Santa Clara Co., Calif. 1850-1870. She also co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy by Simon & Schuster (Macmillan) in 1997 (2nd edition 2005) and authored articles published in national journals. She is a past vice-president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past vice-present of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a columnist for the FGS Forum since the 1990s. Her specialties are onsite courthouse and archival research, Military Records, and Federal Land Records.