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Unpuzzling Your Past


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Since the first edition in 1983, Unpuzzling Your Past has helped thousands of genealogists start collecting and preserving their family history or refreshing and honing their research skills. A practical guide for teachers and students alike, Unpuzzling is a popular textbook for genealogy classes, including the class of the same name online at Barnes and Noble University.com.

Carrying on the tradition of the first edition, the fourth edition includes:

  • aids for interviewing relatives and gathering data from family sources
  • comprehensive information on using federal census records
  • guide to cemetery, newspaper, and courthouse research and use of state and federal records of many kinds
  • illustrations, research examples, and an in-depth case study
  • useful forms, including federal census extraction forms for 1790 through 1930 censuses and a unique family group sheet that encourages documentation of data
  • a chapter on handwriting of the past
  • reference lists, bibliographies, glossary, relationship chart

Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2001. 4th ed. 284 pages, softbound.
$18.99 retail. ISBN 1-55870-556-2.

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