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The Everything Family Tree Book: Finding, Charting, and Preserving Your Family History (Everything (Hobbies & Games)) Paperback – April 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Everything (Hobbies & Games)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation (April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558507639
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558507630
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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William G. Hartley is the Director of Brigham Young University's Family History and Genealogy Research Services Center and is a Professor at BYU.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Robin G. Sowton on August 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
Whether you're just getting into genealogy or you're at a more intermediate stage, this book is an excellent overview to genealogy. Beginners can find out how to get started by interviewing immediate and extended family. There is an overview on naming methods, calendar changes, different record types, genealogical sources, and major genealogy libraries in the U.S.
This book also provides page-sized copies of popular charts such as Family Group Records and Pedigree charts that can be easily photocopied and used. (My edition included a 16" x 18" tear-out family tree.)
Unlike many genealogy books, there is some excellent coverage on how to record family histories and write family biographies. Hartley explains how to publish your work and advises that "Most families who publish a book of genealogy print less than 50 copies."
He also describes the types of materials that you will need (sheet protectors, ink, etc.) to ensure that your records are properly preserved. There is also a section on how to organize activities for family reunions--one of those great venues for gathering genealogical details.
The well-organized and easy-to-read format makes it an excellent book choice for younger genealogists too.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 24, 1999
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This book provides excellent help for the beginner and becomes a must have reference manual for the advanced Genealogist.
Professor Hartley has provided an easy to read yet detailed solution for beginning and conducting a family search.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan J. Cruse on November 21, 2013
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The front of this lovely book says "Dig up Your Past and Establish Your Roots" and he really means it. As always while there is a good deal of information as found in other publications, there is also a good deal of fairly unique information for any genealogist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawanda Thomas on October 3, 2013
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Very interesting id you are considering on working on your family history

received it very fast and in very good condition
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