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Table of Contents Genealogy for the first time 8 Introduction 8 How to use this book 9 Section 1: Genealogy basics 10 Where do I start? 12 What information do I already have? 14 What are primary & secondary sources? 18 Section 2: Basic research techniques 20 What are the basic steps of genealogy? 22 How do I start? 24 Where can I find certain facts? 26 How do I keep a research log? 28 How do I obtain information from my family? 30 What is a pedigree chart? 32 What is a family group sheet? 36 How do I evaluate my findings? 38 How do I cite my sources? 40 How should I file my findings? 42 How can a computer help my research? 44 How can the internet help my research? 46 What can I find in the Family History Library? 48 What is a Family History Center? 50 What can I find in the Library of Congress? 51 Section 3: Beyond the basics 52 What is a chain of evidence? 54 What are compiled sources? 56 What can I find in a family Bible? 58 How do I use census records? 60 How can I use maps for researching? 64 How can photographs help my research? 68 What are the differences in cemeteries? 70 What information can I find in cemeteries? 72 What information can I find in church records? 74 What can I learn from land records? 76 What can I learn from tax records? 78 What can I learn from military records? 80 What can I learn from wills & probate records? 82 What can I find in early newspapers? 84 How can I use immigration records & passenger lists? 86 How can I use naturalization & citizenship records? 88 Section 4: Unique uses of genealogy findings 90 Genograms 92 Family heirlooms 96 Historic accounts 100 Historic homes 104 Glossary 108 Bibliography 110 Internet resources 110 Index 112
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Genealogy, United States Genealogy Handbooks, manuals, etc