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Getting Started in Genealogy is an 8 1/2″ x 11″, PDF book.
With so many books with similar titles, why this one? I have been teaching a 12-hour adult course in Genealogy for the past several years at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Skidaway Community Institute, The Marshes of Skidaway Island and the Savannah Live Oak Library System. In order to help my students grasp what they needed for success, I reached back into my professional life as a management consultant and asked, “How did I approach a new assignment in a new company, where issues were the same but different in many ways?” There was a simple answer. Our team of consultants would develop a Work Plan to insure we covered all proper channels, individuals and processes for the task at hand. A Work Plan!
So I wrote and organized my course around the concept of a Work Plan, starting with the very most basic issues. To effectively perform a genealogy study, one must touch every step required for success, usually in a sequential manner. This book covers in reasonable detail each step of a meaningful Work Plan, suggesting where additional data might be found if and when needed. Here are some of the Table of Contents:
• A Work Plan
• Documenting Your Sources
• Decisions You Must Make
• Final Product of Your Research
• Guidance on City, County, Family Associations, DNA, etc.
• Mapping Grants, Patents, Land Ownerships
• Printing and Publishing your Legacy
• Preserving Older Documents and Treasures
• Writing an Autobiography
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I am a member of: Sons of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society, Jamestowne Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), and numerous County, State, Surname and related groups.
I have written 6 family history books which can be found in the Genealogical Society of Utah Library, the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the New York Public Library and the Allen County (IN) Public Library.