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How To Do Genealogy

A Booklist of Titles from the Pennsylvania Department

Allen, Desmond Walls
Family Tree Detective: An All-Ages Guide for Discovering Your Heritage
PENNA CS16.A454 2011x
Family Tree Detective breaks down the research methods into basic steps readers can follow, instructing them in how to locate and effectively use census, courthouse and church records.
 
The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference: Tips, Tricks and Fast Facts to Track Your Ancestors
Allison Dolan and the editors of Family Tree magazine.
Includes 1940 Federal Census Information
 
Johnson, Mary J.
Super Smart Information Strategies: Your Fascinating Family History
PENNA r CS15.5.J64 2012x
Introduces genealogy and explains how to gather, organize, and share information about one's family history.
 
Leavitt, Amie Jane
Design Your Family Tree
PENNA CS15.5.L4 2012x
Offers tips on how you can share your family history with others in such ways as timelines, autobiographies, scrapbooks, cookbooks, family web sites, and traditional and nontraditional family trees. Part of the series Kid's Guide To Genealogy.
 
Morgan, George G.
How to Do Everything. Genealogy
PENNA CS16.M69 2012
Fully updated and revised, this bestselling genealogy guide helps you tap into the wealth of global ancestry records and offers proven strategies for both traditional and electronic research.
 
Quillen, W. Daniel
Mastering Census and Military Records
PENNA CS49.Q85 2012x
This book covers the use of two of the most effective sets of genealogical information available to genealogists: Census and military records.
 
Quillen, W. Daniel
The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy
PENNA CS47.Q554 2012x
The author of the best-selling Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors offers his latest tips and techniques for advanced do-it-yourselfers.
 
Rising, Marsha Hoffman
Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried And True Tactics For Tracing Elusive Ancestors
PENNA CS14.R57 2011x
Includes work-arounds for lost or destroyed records, techniques for correctly identifying ancestors with common names. This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research.
 
Smith, Franklin Carter
A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors
PENNA q E185.96.S6514 2008x
Tracing one's African-American ancestry can be uniquely challenging. This guide helps overcome the obstacles and pitfalls of specialized research by offering a proven, three-part approach.
 
Smolenyak, Megan
Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing
PENNA CS21.S559 2012x
Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak has solved some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries.
 
Taylor, Maureen Alice
Preserving Your Family Photographs: How To Care For Your Family Photographs From Daguerreotypes To Digital Imaging
Learn to preserve your precious family photographs so that friends and loved ones can enjoy them for years to come. Taylor outlines straightforward steps that add value to your home collection, using methods that conservators and photo curators use every day.