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Genealogy: Books & eBooks
A guide to genealogical resources available throught HCC and other institutions.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy by Christine Rose; Kay Germain Ingalls
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Describes methods for conducting genealogical research and explains how to trace the history of a family through the use of living sources and public records.
Features Gates guiding eleven other African Americans on a search for their ancestry while exploring the history of African Americans from the Middle Passage and slavery to the early 20th century. Shows how genealogical investigations and DNA analysis help Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Peter Gomes, Kathleen Henderson, Linda Johnson Rice, Tom Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris Rock, Tina Turner, and Gates himself discover where they come from and who they are.
This book explores a wide variety of online information sources and achieves coherence by documenting and interpreting the history of a particular extended American family on the basis of 9 decades of movies and videos, 17 decades of photographs, and centuries of documents. Starting now, any family may begin to preserve their current experiences for the historians of the future, but this will require social as well as technical innovations. This book is the essential resource, providing the fundamental principles, effective methods, and fascinating questions required to make our past live again.
Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography by Fred Burchsted (Editor); K. Mannix (Editor)
Publication Date: 2015-01-14
An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.
A Dictionary of Family History by Jonathan Scott
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
An A-to-Z genealogy reference for those who want to research their family trees. Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac, this is a practical, easy-to-use reference, filled with thousands of fact-filled A-to-Z entries. You'll find: *definitions of genealogy terms *timelines *details of available archives and websites *advice on research methods *explanations of genealogical peculiarities and puzzles that would test the knowledge of even veteran researchers With an emphasis on families with ancestors from Great Britain, this book includes many intriguing historical tidbits, such as the mechanics of the first census. For those interested in family, local, and social history, it's both a useful tool and an enjoyable compendium.
Geography and Genealogy by Dallen J. Timothy; Jeanne Kay Guelke
Publication Date: 2008-03-28
This volume is possibly the first ever book to address the geographical and scholarly aspects of Genealogy. It highlights tools and information sources used by geographers and their application to family history research. Furthermore, it examines family history as a socio-cultural practice, including the activities of tourism, archival research and DNA testing.