This is my second book about genealogy! I loved this read a bit more because it is more detailed.
The author has been a board-certified genealogist since 1979 and served as a trustee on the Board for Certification of Genealogists for six years. She has served on various committees for OGS and on the boards of several international organizations. She was a founding director of the Friends of the Archives of Ontario.
Genealogy is family history. For the most part, these terms can be used interchangeably.
Novice genealogists are advised to collect family information from living relatives and other at home sources. We all must begin with who we are and what we know from readily available family sources. Ask, and look, for family memories, papers and artifacts. Learn how to interview elderly relatives, asking open-ended questions that encourage them to reminisce. Seek documentary verification of oral information whenever possible. Start filing the collected information into surnames and family groups. Your quest has begun. Proceed step-by-step from one generation to another in the past, documenting your progress.
The author traces a step-by-step methodology for doing our genealogy. It is a hard and detailed process in many ways. But if we really want to find out about our roots, it is the best way to do so.
This is a well-researched and trusted sources on all things genealogy! I recommend it to anyone who would like to get on the journey to finding out more about their roots and family background.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth