Thoroughly revised for the latest tools and techniques, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition uniquely addresses all the different genealogical record types, explaining traditional and digital research strategies. It defines the basic rules of genealogical evidence, explains how to evaluate source materials, and describes proven research methods.
This practical guide shows you how to research your family history using the most current websites, social networking sites, record archives, newly released and forthcoming census data, digital records, new frontiers in DNA research, and more. The latest technological tools such as hardware and software are also covered. Featuring global resources from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia in a single volume, this book reveals how to:Organize and create your family tree Research census documents, military service records, and land and property rolls Locate difficult-to-find records Use the most efficient internet search techniques Plan a successful genealogy research trip Evaluate sources for authenticity Research and verify ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA) Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research Use social networking sites and collaboration techniques
Census records are a key source for tracing your family tree—and this handy collection puts census-related resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts at your fingertips! Use The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference to find websites with census records and date questions from each U.S. census 1790 to 1940 maps of the territory covered in each federal census a key to common abbreviations instructions to enumerators population and immigration trends explanations of special schedules state and international census resources …and so much more! Stash this indispensable book in your computer case, tote bag—or yes, your pocket—and take it with you whenever you research.