Experienced genealogists know that the vast majority of valuable family history records are NOT online, but are housed in libraries, archives, historical societies and courthouses across the nation. After you’ve found names and dates and some basic information on the internet, where do you go for details? How can you find out how your ancestors lived? In this book Claudia Breland, a professional genealogist with almost 40 years of research experience, will walk you through the basics of obtaining records such as: Social Security Applications Land and Property Records Wills and Probate Records Vital Records Court Records Military Records Divorce Records Adoption and Guardianship Records Newspapers Naturalization Records Each chapter describes the type of record, the information contained, where to find them, and fascinating examples. This book is a vital addition to any genealogist’s library!
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Will established Ancestral Findings in 1995 and has helped genealogy researchers for over 25 years. He is also a freelance photographer, husband of twenty-eight years, father of four children, and has one grandchild.