First Steps in Genealogy
by Desmond Wallis Allen
Packed with friendly advice and practical information, First Steps in Genealogy offers the knowledge and experience of the author, a nationally recognized genealogical expert. She starts with the "how" and "why" of genealogy, helping readers define their goals and uncover facts about the people behind the names and dates.
The book provides the following:
- How to glean information from sources as close as the family scrapbook or attic,
- Organizational techniques, including pedigree charts, group sheets sample forms and an efficient filing system.
- How the study of history can lead to further research and insight,
- A glossary of genealogical terms and a resource directory of archives, libraries and organizations.
128 pp., paperback, 1998, ISBN 1-5587-0489-2