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Lacking in provision of strategic guidance
on November 3, 2013
The book provides an extensive listing of basic resources but doesn't provide a great deal of strategy. For example, what might one find in a land transaction that would help to identify the spouse of the seller/grantor that would not be in a land transaction relevant to the the purchaser/grantee. Hidden at the bottom of the transaction record, some of these gems can provide clues to the most elusive ancestors.
Moreover, in many cases there is insufficient information about the process of retrieving obscure documents from court houses, recorders and repositories of vital records.
A better editing process or a two volume set would have been ideal. The book is just too large and ends up languishing on the shelf because of it.