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Long-Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History From Home

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  • Author: Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS
  • Title: Long-Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History from Home
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 Pages
  • ISBN: 1-55870-535-X
  • DCN: 929'.1'072073-dc21
  • Publisher: Betterway Books
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Pub. Date: © 2000
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: 1. Genealogy 2. United States -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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  • Dust Jacket: No
  • List Price: US$18.99
  • Synopsis: Explains how to locate and obtain family records and documents from libraries, family history centers, archival reposititories, microfilm, and the Internet. Focused on Research in the United States.

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Back Cover - Long-Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History From Home

Whether the distance between them is two hundred miles or two thousand, every genealogist faces the challenge of gathering information from sources that they can't visit in person. This book is designed specifically to help "armchair researchers" access records and publications from afar, while providing techniques for overcoming problems associated with the process.

Author Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer shares her insights and expertise, ensuring that your search starts off on the right foot. You'll begin by learning basic techniques for locating and obtaining documents through correspondence, library research, inter-library loans, Family History Centers, archival repositories, microfilm and the Internet.

You'll also discover how to:

  • get birth, marriage and death records
  • obtain federal and state census records, estate files, land records, military records and more
  • acquire copies of original documents
  • locate others who are researching your family lines
  • get maximum results from a research trip
  • locate where your ancestors might be buried
  • conduct interviews
  • know when you should consider hiring a professional genealogist

Long-Distance Genealogy will show you how to make the world a smaller place--one in which the information you need waits no further than a post office, library or keystroke away.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1 Some Basics of Genealogy
  • 2 Some Basics of Letter (and E-Mail) Writing
  • 3 Long-Distance Research Begins at Home
  • 4 Collecting Information From Close Relatives
  • 5 Vital Records: Birth, Marriage, Death
  • 6 Estate Files: Not Just Wills
  • 7 Land Records
  • 8 Censuses
  • 9 Other Federal Government Records
  • 10 Other Sources of Information
  • 11 Newspapers
  • 12 Library Research
  • 13 CD-ROMs, Microfilm, and Microfiche
  • 14 Build Your Own Library
  • 15 Archival Repositories
  • 16 Joining Genealogical and Historical Societies
  • 17 Genealogical Magazines
  • 18 Finding Other People Who Are Researching Your Line
  • 19 It’s All on the Internet, Isn’t It?
  • 20 Why Not Go There Yourself?
  • 21 Hiring a Professional Genealogist
  • Appendix A Useful Addresses for Genealogists
  • Appendix B Where to Find Vital Records, Estate Records, and Land Records
  • Appendix c Where to Write for Vital Records at the State Level
  • Appendix D The National Archives and Its Branch Regional Records Service Facilities
  • Appendix E Addresses of State Libraries and Archives
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control Number: 00040332
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Crawford-Oppenheimer, Christine, 1950-
  • Main Title: Long-distance genealogy / Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer.
  • Published/Created: Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway Books, c2000.
  • Description: 246 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN: 155870535X (pbk.)
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-240) and index.
  • Subjects: Genealogy. United States--Genealogy--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • LC Classification: CS16 .C78 2000
  • Dewey Class No.: 929/.1/072073 21
  • Geog. Area Code: n-us---
  • CALL NUMBER: CS16 .C78 2000 Copy 1
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