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Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records Hardcover – January 1, 1998
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"Most guidebooks do not discuss published records in detail, but most researchers begin with published records." (p2)
This massive collaborative effort includes the following participants: General Reference - Martha L. Henderson
Instructional Materials - Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
Geographic Tools: Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers - Carol Mehr Schiffman
Ethnic Sources - Loretto Dennis Szucs
Bibliographies and Catalogs - David T. Thackery
Published Indexes - Kip Sperry
Vital & Cemetery Records - Karen Clifford
Church Sources - Richard W. Dougherty
Censuses and Tax Lists - G. David Dilts
Published Probate Records - Wendy Elliott
Printed Land Records - Wendy B. Elliott and Karen Clifford
Court and Legal Records - Benjamin Barnett Spratling, 3rd
Military Sources - David T. Thackery
Immigration Sources - Kory L. Meyerink
Documentary Sources - Kory L. Meyerink
Family Histories and Genealogies - Kory L. Meyerink
County & Local Histories - Kory L. Meyerink
Biographies - Kory L. Meyerink
Genealogical Periodicals - Kory L. Meyerink
Medieval Genealogy - Glade I. Nelson & John M. Kitzmiller, 2nd
Appendixes include: CD-ROMs for family historians, ajor US genealogical libraries, genealogical publishers and booksellers.
One uses this 840 page reference work in a variety of ways.Read more ›
Printed Sources does have some important limitations:
1) The book has not been updated in 14 years since it was last published in 1998.
2) The book is limited to PRINTED sources and only begins to touch on the vast amount of genealogical information that has since become available through the internet since 1998.
3) The book focuses almost exclusively on printed genealogical resources in the United States, although it does allude to some overseas resources in Chapter 4-Ethnic Resources (26 pages) and Chapter 14-Immigration Sources (44 pages).
Overall, Printed Sources can be a good reference source as you begin your journey to discover your family history in the United States, but do not expect this book to provide the complete map for your journey.
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A must for all genealogists. There is so much more in here that I never knew I needed
This is a repository in a book. The guides offer various resources for local and state histories. Readers are also made aware of regional archives. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Imogene
This is considered an important book for genealogists to own. It is very detailed so it should be absorbed slowly.Published on February 19, 2013 by Alta Kettenring
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