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A Student's Guide to German American Genealogy (Oryx American Family Tree Series) [Hardcover]

by Gregory Robl
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May 24, 1996 0897749839 978-0897749831 annotated edition 10 and up 5 and up
"... this is a well-written and rich resource". -- School Library Journal review of A Student's Guide to British American Genealogy

This groundbreaking series is the first to explain the "how-to's" of genealogical research in simple, jargon-free language. The Oryx American Family Tree Series explores how to research family history for 12 different ethnic groups. Each volume begins with an overview of the group's historical and cultural background, then guides readers through each step in tracing their own genealogical heritage, with practical advice on how to
-- locate important family documents and other vital sources of information
-- conduct interviews with family members and record eyewitness accounts of key events
-- use the latest electronic research tools
-- research your background if you are adopted or come from a nontraditional family
-- preserve family history for future generations

Each volume is written in a friendly, narrative style and is extensively illustrated with full-color and black-and-white photographs. Hundreds of valuable resources unique to each ethnic group are also listed and annotated, including genealogical organizations, books, magazines, journals, videos, and special libraries and archives.

The Oryx American Family Tree Series provides an easy-to-follow road map for anyone interested in tracing a family history -- from junior high and high school students to adults who require a basic primer. Every library will want to make this practical, highly readable series available to its patrons.

Each volume is produced as a sturdy 6 x 9 casebound publication, 192 pages, and printed on acid-free paper.


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Grade 7 Up. This title is primarily an annotated bibliography of materials, organizations, libraries, and archives useful in researching German-American genealogy. In fact, over half of the book is devoted to such listings. While the citations are helpful and current?the author includes sections on genealogical computing and Internet resources?they will disappoint readers who open A Student's Guide expecting to find everything they need within its covers. Robl's approach is both overwhelming and complex; hence, only dedicated genealogists will persevere. Beginners will prefer to start with a more general guide, such as Ira Wolfman's Do People Grow on Family Trees? (Workman, 1991), enhanced by Irene Franck's The German-American Heritage (Facts on File, 1988). Wolfman's instructions on pedigree charts and other genealogical topics are much clearer than Robl's, and he includes useful forms. Franck goes into more detail on German history and emigration. Once teens have exhausted these resources and are still eager to continue their search, Robl's book will come in handy?but probably not before.?Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"This is a well organized and handsomely produced volume. As a basic research tool, it should be well received by anyone who is beginning German-American research. Recommended for all libraries." -- Colorado Libraries

Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Oryx American Family Tree Series
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood; annotated edition edition (May 24, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897749839
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897749831
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,587,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars German heritage June 20, 2013
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This book was very easy to read gave insight to the migration patterns of the German immigrants to the US. There are many references for further follow up. I read this from cover to cover and kept going back from one part f the book to another to find info on my family. I am sure it will serve as a great reference book as I continue my genealogy work! My copy was taken from a school library so do not be afraid to buy a used copy. It was in great shape.
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