- Paperback: 302 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (May 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1477486011
- ISBN-13: 978-1477486016
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #635,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Author Melvin J. Collier, an archivist, historian, genealogist, and former civil engineer, has been conducting historical and genealogical research for two decades. He was only 19 years old when he began a quest to trace the histories of his family. His first book, Mississippi to Africa, A Journey of Discovery (first edition), was published in 2008. A native of Canton, Mississippi, Collier appeared on the NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are, as one of the expert genealogists of the Spike Lee episode in 2010. He continues to give numerous workshops and presentations on historical and genealogical subjects. Collier received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in African-American Studies from Clark Atlanta University, with additional graduate coursework in Archival Studies.
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His techniques are spot on and he constantly demonstrates the need to keep reviewing material.
I found the first few chapters a little awkward but once it got going I could hardly but it down .
Its a must buy for genealogists of all experience levels.