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Valuable information for the beginner or advanced family researcher . . .,
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This review is from: The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy (Third Edition) (Hardcover)
The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy (Third Edition)
The Source is the recommended textbook for the intermediate course of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, June 2009, at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
"The Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students may choose one of the offered courses that range from a course for beginners to courses on specialized topics."
"The institute is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The faculty is composed of outstanding nationally known genealogy educators. Begun in 1962, the institute regularly enrolls over 200 students from around the country." [...]
Since receiving the book I have begun reading with the first chapter in order to be better prepared while attending the institute this year. As an "intermediate" genealogist I have already been reminded of many research guidelines which I knew but have overlooked. It is a very readable book but is also packed with information written by some of the most well-known experts in the field of genealogy.