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Course Publications

  1. The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program, 2012 edition
  2. Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records, 2011 edition
  3. Becoming an Accredited Genealogist
  4. Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Homeland
  5. Tools for making genealogy easier and fun!

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program, 2012 edition
published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD

  • Principles of Success for the Family Historian
  • Organizing Family Information
  • Becoming Acquainted with Your Genealogy Program
  • Why Document?
  • Developing a Sense of Your Ancestor’s Environment
  • Resolving Conflict
  • State Vital Record Offices, Public Libraries, Courthouses and Local Repositories
  • Resources of the Family History Library
  • Major Databases of the Family History Library
  • Using Local Family History Centers
  • National Archives and Regional Record Services Facilities
  • Census Records Between 1850-1930
  • Analysis and Goal Setting
  • Sharing Your Family History Research

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Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records, 2011 edition

published by www.GRAonline.com
The Digging Deeper book can also be downloaded for immediate use.

  • Working with Pre-1850 Census Records
  • Ancestral Paleography: The Handwriting of Your Ancestors
  • Census Substitutes – Tax Records
  • Surname Locality Approach
  • Probate Records
  • Intestate Records and Preserving Probate Clues
  • More Research Strategies
  • Locating and Working with Historical Newspapers
  • Genealogical and Historical Periodicals
  • Land Grants and Foreign Ownership
  • Land Records of the Original Colonies
  • Land Records of the United States
  • Military Pre-Service Records
  • Military Benefit Records'
  • Cemetery Records

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Becoming an Accredited Genealogist

Ancestry.com

  • The Need for Credentials
  • Public Expectations of a Professional Genealogist
    • Knowledge, Thoroughness, Clearly Convincing Evidence…
  • The Accreditation Process
    • Prerequisites, Application, Demonstration of Knowledge…
  • Areas of Accreditation
  • Are You Ready to Apply for Accreditation?
    • Evaluating Your Skills…
  • Report Writing
    • Benefits and Pitfalls, Items in Report…
  • Practical Exercises In Analysis
    • Critical Analysis, Evidence, Repositories…
  • Preparing Research Guides
    • State Records, History, Customs, Paleography…
  • Future Educational Opportunities
    • Conferences, Seminars, Institutes …

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Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Homeland

published by www.GRAonline.com

  • What is Known About the Immigrant?
  • Effectively Search the Records
  • Interpreting The Place Name
  • The Most Helpful Records
  • Twentieth Century Immigrants
  • Nineteenth Century Immigrant Research
  • Continued Strategies for Nineteenth Century Immigrant Ancestor Research
  • Eighteenth Century Immigrant Ancestors
  • Ethnic Clustering, Migration and Military
  • Immigrant Ancestor Clues from Probate Records
  • Research Strategies and Aids for International Connections
  • Additional Records in the Foreign Country
  • Reviewing the Puzzle

Tools for making genealogy easier and fun!

  • Individual Study Guides - will be updated often