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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy Paperback – September 1, 1997
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Contains a lot of helpful common sense tips that will prevent future headaches. A lot of well thought out suggestions and tips too.
I especially like how when they suggest you talk to your extended family and interview them for genealogy information that you be patient with them and let them tell their stories. A lot of well-mannered tips like these are what elevate this book to excellence.
A lot of the confusing aspects of genealogical research such as document requests and providing proof and evidence are well covered.
I highly recommend this book for the beginner to intermediate level genealogist.
The book is well organized, and easy to read and understand. I have in the past 5 years developed a memory problem that will not get better. I had become so afraid failure, I did not want to attempt learning something new again. I used "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computers" years ago, and found it a great way to quickly ground myself in the basics. When I saw Ms. Rose's book, I knew it was my best opportunity.
I now have numerous books concerning genealogy, but "Idiot's" is dog earred and still the first book on the shelf. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn family history and genealogy and how to put together a family tree. Especially those who do not have the inside lingo.
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This was a book recommend to me as my teenage daughter and mother research our family line. Wonderful tool.Published 9 months ago by claiib
I love this book. It is very helpful to those of us who are beginners in this field. Thank you.Published on June 10, 2013 by Marilyn Leffler
I have been wandering around collecting useless information until I bought this book I love it. Everyone should start with this book.Published on March 17, 2013 by chris viescas
This is the book that can get you really involved in Genealogy. Easy to follow and full of information to point you in the right direction and to the right resources. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Betty Monson
In spite of some areas that are now outdated, there is still value in this "Idiot's Guide", primarily for anyone just starting out in genealogy. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Sandy Hack
This book was recommended by my genealogy teacher, who is absolutely the most competent person in the field that I've ever heard of, and I'm a teacher myself. Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by Elizabeth Powell
This book is reasonably up to date and provides numerous references in case you need more depth of information in certain areas. Even the most critical review gives it 3 stars. Read morePublished on June 17, 2010 by Bob
I purchased this used book from a bookseller at Amazon for a very low price although the shipping cost was a bit of a hit. Read morePublished on May 29, 2010 by William T. Cole Jr.