There is no better book to get beginners started in America's top hobby: genealogy!
This new 7th edition is an easy-to-read guide to beginning genealogy. Quillen teaches the basics of getting started and guides readers through the tricks and techniques of professional genealogists, and best of all the book is filled with real-life examples from Dan's own searches over the years. Readers are pointed to the most current web sites and government records where information can be gleaned. Overlooked resources – such as military, family and church records – are identified and instructions for procuring and using them are included. Readers will also be treated to detailed suggestions on how to write an effective and interesting life history that will be treasured by the budding genealogist’s descendants. This revised edition has a new section on the Soundex system; new topics in Internet research, including new web sites; and more on immigration, naturalization, census and military records.
For more than 25 years, W. Daniel Quillen has been a professional writer specializing in travel and technical subjects. He teaches beginning genealogy courses to university students and working adults, and is a frequent lecturer in genealogy classes.