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"Everything" is the Ultimate Genealogy "How To" Book
on January 26, 2012
George G. Morgan's book "How To Do Everything Genealogy" should be in the library of everyone doing genealogy research.
Whether you are just starting your research or have been at it for over a decade (like me)George walks the reader through how to find, analyze and organize the information your collect. He also explains why birth, marriage and death certificates are important BUT do not overlook the wealth of information found in land, probate and military records.
George also points out that all research cannot be done on the Internet (sigh...)and he lists alternative resources to consider if you cannot find certain documents such as a death certificate. He also includes a chapter on the newest genealogy craze - DNA Research.
I have to confess I bought both the Kindle and the paperback version. Why? I wanted to have the book with me on my next research trip and it is much easier to carry on my Kindle Fire plus the hyperlinks for the chapters, figures and case study work great. The paperback version is on my desk where I can flip it open quickly if I have a question from a friend or one of my own while I am researching.
Just like the Podcast he hosts with Drew Smith, [...], the writing style is conversational and makes you feel like a good friend is helping you with your research.