From Library Journal
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.