The Local History Department has two new genealogy books now available for patrons to utilize in their research. They are The Troubleshooter’s Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy by W. Daniel Quillen and Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Uncovering Your Family’s History by Maureen Taylor.
Leading genealogy author W. Daniel Quillen picks up where he left off in Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors in this newly revised second edition. He shows do-it yourself genealogists who have progressed past his beginning steps exactly how to find their ancestors with more advanced methods of researching those hard-to-find ancestors. Quillen tells readers how to overcome those difficult roadblocks that frequently crop up. Investigative techniques, research insights and new websites are highlighted to assit with more advanced genealogical research. Areas covered include in-depth census research; mortality schedules; extensive section on military records; US region-by-region research assistance; global research tips; and when to engage the services of a professional genealogist and what you can expect.
Based on instruction and workshops that Maureen Taylor has conducted over the years, Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors presents an easy-to-follow approach to the fascinating hobby of genealogy. Each chapter begins with an anecdote, enticing young readers with what they might find hidden in their ancestor’s pasts. All varieties of families are represented here–extended, adoptive, and blended, from every race and culture–with emphasis on the unique role that each has played in the founding and development of the United States. From lists of helpful organizations to suggested interview questions, state-of-the-art computer programs to Web sites, this guide will help readers become family historians.