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Locating Lost Family Members & Friends (PBS Ancestor) Paperback – August, 1999

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Trying to find a living or recently deceased person is often more difficult than locating one's Civil War ancestor. A professional genealogist and private investigator, Hinckley uses case studies and illustrations to highlight the wealth of information that can be gleaned from 20th-century records. Each chapter examines the types of records that researchers might employAfrom city directories and divorce records to voter registration and real estate records. She discusses what to look for in each record category and where to find the records. Helpful icons, similar to those in Sharon DeBartolo Carmack's Organizing Your Family History Search (LJ 6/15/99), point out tips, definitions, and reminders. The appendixes contain loads of addresses for vital records offices, web sites, libraries and repositories, databases, and reading lists. Hinckley's book parallels Joseph Culligan's You Too, Can Find Anybody (Hallmark, 1993) in terms of the variety of records covered, but hers goes further in its discussion of Internet and CD-ROM databases and the vast holdings of large genealogy collections. Highly recommended for public libraries.AElaine M. Kuhn, Allen Cty. P.L., Fort Wayne
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Kathleen W. Hinckley is a Certified Genealogical Record Specialist and senior member of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in 20th-Century Genealogical research and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars. Hinckley is a contributing author to The Source: A Guidebook for American Genealogy and has written several articles for the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild and others.
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Product Details

  • Series: PBS Ancestor
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books (August 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558705031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558705036
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,061,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was skeptical about persuing a search, and very ignorant about where to start, and how to find what I needed to know, the "Locating Lost family and Friends: Modern Geneological Tequniques for locating people of your Past and Present", gave me an insite and where to start. I started with the person I knew best, Me. Branched to Mom and Dad, found updated addresses for the rest of my immediate family and branched to locate my graduating class of 1968. I took a class in geneological research, and with the help of this book, my homework was made easier, and was able to accomplish more. This book is a blessing in diguise, the help it can give, is without a doubt, astounding. I feel this is a MUST for any Geneological Library.
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Kathleen Hinckley should be commended for her accessible and very thorough introduction to genealogical techniques. She introduces each of the major information sources (census records, Social Security Death Index, requesting vital records, Naturalization/Immigration records, military records, etc.) with good writing and lots of examples. I especially appreciated her ability to write to both the paper based and the computer based genealogists (she includes both web sites and snail mail addresses for each category). Especially helpful were the excellent tables of availability of documents within the Family History Library System or within individual states (letting you know what years and materials are available and if any special restrictions apply).
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My library just happened to have this book. It was so good I checked it out 3 times. Probably one of the best genealogy books I've read. Easy to read format. Lots of extra tips in the margins. Recommended for those just getting started in genealogy and also those that have been searching for several years
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Nothing really new in this book that helped me out whatsoever. It was not expensive and did arrive quickly though. So if this person did have other items I would purchase them if you need them quickly. Was in great shape too
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Read it all, will be keeping this book as a reference for my business. Would recommend! I always find great deals on amazon and its sellers
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I only flipped through this publication so far --- but much of it seems to have been made obsolete by Internet Genealogy tools.
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