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BOOK - Starting Out in Genealogy - Second Edition
By Ruth Burkholder
Published by Global Heritage Press
Building a family tree looks like a daunting taste to the unititiated, however it's easier than you think! Family history research is not complicated as long as you know which records are available, where to find those records, and how to organize the information that you gather.
Ruth Burkholder has successfully educated family historians for many years. She is well known for her ability to explain both simple and complex research activities in an easy to understand way. Most of all, Ruth has a knack of keeping the fun in it while providing proper methods and advice that comply with accepted genealogical research and recording practices.
We asked Ruth to write Starting Out In Genealogy because we hoped that she could translate her teaching methods into a helpful how-to guide for those who are considering a family tree project. In our view, she has exceeded expectation.
This guide is designed for the beginner. However, it will also be of considerable help to those who have already started researching and recording family history, but want to improve their skills and results.
This book is strongly slanted toward assisting those who are researching their Canadian roots. If youare seeking a similar publication for another country, click on a country name on the left-hand side of this screen.
Some Common Records You Will Use
- List of Illustrations
- Getting Started
- LESSON #1: Start with what you know
- LESSON #2: Spelling does not count
- LESSON #3: There are 5 key items
- LESSON #4: A "fill-in-the-blank letter
- LESSON #5: Use what you know as a springboard
- Getting Organized
- FAMILY GROUP SHEET
- PEDIGREE CHART
- LESSON #6: Be clear and consistent
- Genealogy Programmes
- Creating a Family Code
- LESSON #7: There is no right or wrong way to sort
- Genealogy Numbering Systems
- Correspondence Log
- Storing Photos, Certificates
- Branching Out
- Libraries Archives and Museums
- LESSON #8: Make sure you know what you are talking about
- LESSON #9: Your detailed family history
- LESSON #l0: Make sure you know the copyright laws
- LESSON #11: Make sure that you have searched out the best evidence
- GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES
- LESSON #12: Join a Genealogy Society or Family History Society
- Vital Records
- Church Records
- Property ownership
- Summary of the Land-granting Process
- Wills and Estate Files
- Cemetery transcriptions
- LESSON #13: Make sure that you can confirm information
- FREE WEB SITES (updated)
- INTERACTlVE SlTES (updated)
- PAY-TO-USE WEBSlTES (updated)
- LESSON #14: Check all information against the original documents
- Check List for Genealogical Sources
- Birth Registration Form
- Marriage Registration Form
- Death Registration Form
- 1842 CENSUS FORM
- 1848 CENSUS FORM
- 1851 Census Form
- 1851 Agricultural Census
- 1861 Census Form
- 1861 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS
- 1871 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS
- 1871 census
- 1881 census
- 1891 census
- 1901 CENSUS SCHEDULE 1
- 1901 CENSUS SCHEDULE 2
- 1911 CENSUS Form
- 1911 CENSUS Column Headings
- Family Group Sheet
- Pedigree Chart
Coil bound (PVC)
8.5" X 11"
Originally published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2007, ISBN 9781897446027
This Second Edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010, ISBN 9781926797441
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