The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy.
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Arguably the best book ever written on American genealogy, it is the text of
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identifies the various classes of records employed in that research, groups
them in convenient tables and charts, gives their location, explains their
uses, and evaluates each of them in the context of the research process.
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