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Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques (Consumer Appl & Hardware - OMG) Paperback – September 10, 2013
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About the Author
George G. Morgan, an internationally recognized genealogy expert, is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and vice president of membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He is the author of several books, including three editions of How to Do Everything: Genealogy. George coproduces The Genealogy Guys Podcast with Drew Smith.
Drew Smith, MLS, a librarian at the University of South Florida, is the “Rootsmithing with Technology” columnist for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ FORUM magazine. He is chair of the Family History Information Standards Organisation and president of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa.
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You just will not appreciate it until you have spent at least a year or two researching your family and have run into problems locating and identifying your ancestors. The brick wall.
One important key idea is that if you can't find information about a specific individual, then research their siblings or cousins. Your grandparents cousins may be less important to you, but the odds are they all migrated from the same towns. You may not be able to determine exactly where your grandfather was born, but you might be able to locate a record for the birthplace of his brothers or sisters.
Another key idea when trying to locate ship migration manifests is to realize that most immigrants changed their names shortly after they arrived. You probably know their Americanized names. To find the ship manifest you need to know the names they used when they boarded the ship in Europe and you may never have heard those names. One of the keys is to try to find their naturalization papers which will tell you the exact date of arrival and the ship name. If you are lucky, the naturalization papers may tell you the name they used on the ship. Remember too that no matter what you have heard, names were never changed at Ellis Island. The immigration officials at Ellis Island simply copied down the names on the ship manifest that was recorded by the ship's purser in Europe when they purchase tickets.
I have been involved with genealogy since the 1970s, and this was one of the very best guides I have ever used.
Rachel Harris Caillouet
I did find the section on DNA a worthwhile read (in fact, I read it twice) because it explained in concrete terms what DNA test can and can't do for the genealogist.
Understand that the points made by the authors are valid and worth repeating. The book just could have been very much more concise, but then, it wouldn't have been a book at all.