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Author: Ancestry Library Edition by ProQuest
The Ancestry Library Database permits Willard Library patrons to search for, print, and save census, birth, marriage, death, and immigration records; historical newspaper documents; maps; and much more. The database is only able to be accessed while in Willard Library, either on a public access terminal or on your personal wireless device (free WiFi is available at Willard Library).
Author: 2008 Reunion Committee
A family History of the Weinzapfel Family
Author: John F. Baker Jr
Publication Date: 2009-02-04
A descendant of Wessyngton slaves, John F. Baker Jr., has written the most accessible and exciting work of African American history since Roots.
This fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field research and DNA testing spans 250 years. Baker has not only written his own family’s story but also includes the history of hundreds of slaves and their descendants, now numbering in the thousands throughout the United States. More than 100 rare photographs and portraits of African Americans who were slaves on the plantation bring this compelling American history to life.
Author: Paula K. Byers
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
RFH REF 929 Afri
As with all genealogical research, African American research begins with one’s self and works back one generation at a time. Back to a certain point, however, research becomes more focused on sources uniquely related to the African American experience, particularly in the 1800s. Beginners should start with page 15, “Basic Genealogical Research Methods and Their Application to African Americans” and then go to page 3, “Background Material—Things to Know Before You Begin.” These two chapters should provide a good foundation for a beginner in African American genealogy research.
Author: Clifford, Karen
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
RFH REF 929.1 Clif
For the beginning genealogist interested in Internet research, this is an excellent book to start with. It is generously illustrated, with an excellent first chapter full of good information on how the beginner can use strategies and resources to successfully achieve his/her goal. This book stresses the use of the computer for genealogy research and may be somewhat outdated; it refers to the floppy disk for storing data rather than the writeable CD, which is now the disk of choice.
Author: Consumer Guide
Publication Date: 1977-01-01
RFH REF 929.1 Trac
Amply supplied with photographs and charts that can be photocopied, this is a concise book offering basic information on beginning research, filling charts, and using resources. A quick read.
Author: Everton, George B
Publication Date: 1964-01-01
RFH REF 929 How
A pocket-sized book with excellent information on getting started, especially the first chapter, “How to Begin.” In spite of its age, information on basic research is still valid and is never out of date.
Author: Nichols, Elizabeth L
Publication Date: 1973-01-01
RFH REF 929.1 Nich
Think of this as a simplified self-help course in beginning genealogy, explaining terminology and demonstrating how to fill out charts, in a fun format
Author: American Genealogical Research Institute
Publication Date: 1973-01-01
REF REF 929 Amer
A good overview for the beginning genealogist on the hows and whys of genealogical research. Shows charts and group sheets, and explains heraldry.