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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program
By Karen Clifford
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The modern world of genealogy combines the traditional methods of research with the awesome power of computers and the Internet, a combination so powerful that it has transformed the way we do genealogy. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to train the researcher in this new methodology, tying the fundamentals of genealogical research to the infrastructure of computers and web sites. In other words, it is a manual for modern genealogy—designed for the beginner but useful even to the most seasoned researcher. 376 pp., softbound 2001.
Shaking Your Family Tree:
A Basic Guide to Tracing Your Family’s Genealogy, 2nd Edition
By Ralph J. Crandall
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Discover priceless stories and ancestral information hidden within the details of your very own family photos. Genealogical photo expert Maureen Taylor will teach you how to take a deeper look into a photo and gain an in-depth perspective on your family’s history. Using Taylor’s proven methods of analysis and interpretation, you will glean a wealth of facts from every photo as you learn how to: Identify and verify the people in your photos, using details such as poses, props and print material to determine dates and places. Locate additional family photographs to build your own personal visual history collection of past generations. Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs, is a unique approach to revealing more about our genealogy than ever before. Take this guide and watch your ancestors’ cherished images spring to life with detail and accuracy.
Kinship: It's All Relative
A Basic Guide to Tracing Your Family’s Genealogy, 2nd Edition
By Jackie Smith Arnold
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The expanded second edition features new chapters on the subjects of marriage, names and wills (kinship and the rights of inheritance); an expanded treatment of other subjects, such as degrees of consanguinity and how to calculate blood relationships; and a new glossary, bibliography, and an index. 123 pp., softbound, expanded 2nd ed., 2000.

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