Locating Lost Family Members and Friends
by Kathleen W. Hinckley
The author is a certified genealogical record specialist and a senior member of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado. This unique research guide, covering everything from vital records and Social Security information to telephone directories and census documents, shows readers how and where to find the information that will lead them to the missing people in their lives from both the past and present.
Going beyond the basics, Hinckley takes readers through every step, addressing how to deal with modern-day research obstacles such as privacy acts, record destruction and increasingly complicated computer technologies. She informs her readers about how to use resources like the Internet to full advantage. At-a-glance information is also provided on modern research leads, including lists and tables of resources for accessing official documents and publications.
176 pp., paperback, 1999, ISBN 1-5587-0503-1