Ancestry's red book : American state, county & town sources

Ancestry's red book. American state, county, and town sources. edited by Alice Eichholz ; maps by William Dollarhide
edited by Alice Eichholz ; maps by William Dollarhide
Salt Lake City, Utah : Ancestry Publishing, c1992
vi, 858 p. : maps.
Rev. ed.


"Designed to help recover the multigenerational facts of your ancestry, this book is an expansive guide to the most useful resources in each of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. Conducting research at a distance from the places one's ancestors lived can be quite a challenge. There still is no substitute for on-site research because not everything is, or probably ever will be, on microfilm, in print, or available through interlibrary loan. But this book's format assists the research process by describing some original, printed, and microfilmed sources for every state and the District of Columbia."

"The book is arranged alphabetically by state. Within this chapter and each state's chapter, topics are organized to conform with one methodology of research. While research in different locations may require different strategies, the format of this book was designed to provide a consistent and detailed guide within limited space for each state. Excellent guides for modifying research strategy in a specific state are included in the listing of Background Sources for each state."

"Every state's chapter begins with a brief historical background discussion. Records used in genealogical research come out of a historical context. Knowledge about the history, settlement patterns, and context in which the records were kept helps the research process. Additional sources for augmenting each state's brief overview are also listed under Background Sources for that state"--How to use this book, p. 1.

Includes index.



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