HOW TO CLIMB YOUR FAMILY TREE: Genealogy for Beginners by Harriet Stryker-Rodda

HOW TO CLIMB YOUR FAMILY TREE: Genealogy for Beginners

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Instructions from a Certified Genealogist with a strong fix on sources of information, questions to ask, answers to doublecheck. The easy explication of research procedures begins with the family interview, moves along to household papers and hand-me-downs, advises reading in related fields (geography, history), and proceeds to those numerous public places where assorted records are stored (birth and death certificates, deeds and mortgages, immigration and military lists)--much like the other handbooks we've seen in recent months. Stryker-Rodda's is a more balanced overview than Westin's Finding Your Roots (p. 664), without the heavy reliance on the Latter-day Saints' library, but blacks should still look first to Blockson & Fry's Black Genealogy and Jews to Rottenberg's Finding Our Fathers.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1977
Publisher: Lippincott