Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1 : Keep an Open Mind
  • CHAPTER 2 : Start With Yourself
  • CHAPTER 3 : Consulting With Family
  • CHAPTER 4 : Family Records
  • CHAPTER 5 : Family Photo Albums
  • CHAPTER 6 : Tree Building Resources
  • CHAPTER 7 : Death Records
  • CHAPTER 8 : Marriage Records
  • CHAPTER 9 : Birth, Baptism & Christening Records
  • CHAPTER 10 : City Directories & School Records
  • CHAPTER 11 : Social Security & Railroad Records
  • CHAPTER 12 : Census Records
  • CHAPTER 13 : Military Records
  • CHAPTER 14 : Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution Applications
  • CHAPTER 15 : DNA Testing
  • CHAPTER 16 : Third Party DNA Projects
  • CHAPTER 17 : Immigration Records, Passenger Lists, Passports & Naturalization Records
  • CHAPTER 18 : Tax, Property & Land Records
  • CHAPTER 19 : Prison Records
  • CHAPTER 20 : Historical & Genealogy Societies
  • CHAPTER 21 : Libraries & Book Stores
  • CHAPTER 22 : State and National Archives
  • CHAPTER 23 : Historical Newspapers
  • CHAPTER 24 : General Internet Searches
  • CHAPTER 25 : International Searches
  • CHAPTER 26 : African American Research
  • CHAPTER 27 : American Indian Research
  • CHAPTER 28 : Latin American Research
  • CHAPTER 29 : The Proverbial Brick Wall
  • CHAPTER 30 : Hiring a Professional
  • CHAPTER 31 : Research Ethics
  • CHAPTER 32 : The End (or Beginning) of the Tunnel
  • Appendix
  • Index