How To Climb Your Family Tree
by Harriet Stryker-Rodda
This is a carefully thought-out introduction to the methods and principles of genealogical research, written for the beginner and calculated to entertain while helping the researcher produce results. It shows how to start and how to find clues in family keepsakes and memorabilia, and introduces important sources of information, such as census records, church records, the vital records of births, marriages, and deaths, probate and land records, and an infinite array of public records. It also explains the origins and uses of these records in the context of the research process, and it does so while conveying a sense of fun and excitement. The author is well qualified; she used to be a teacher of genealogy and a professional genealogist.
144 pp., paperback, (1992), reprinted 1997, ISBN 0-8063-1006-5