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In Search of Family History: A Starting Place

By: Paul Drake

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0718

ISBN: 1556137184

Condition: 1992, 8½x11, paper, index, 145 pp, Heritage Books


Grown from class materials this book will guide you from your first interview through exploring cemeteries, churches and the secrets of your local libraries to discovering the treasures hidden in courthouses and the National Archives. In his own unique style the author will alert you to the true value of your data, teach you how to weigh your information, and warn you of the pitfalls you may encounter. This large-format book is illustrated with no less than thirty docume... View more info

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You Ought to Write All That Down: A Guide to Organizing and Writing Genealogical Narrative. Revised Edition

By: Paul Drake

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0989

ISBN: 788409891

Condition: (1998), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 218 pp, Heritage Books


A companion piece to In Search of Family History, A Starting Place. We all have been told that we should write a book. Here is a complete, detailed, and well written guide for planning, organizing, writing, publishing and selling such a work. Included are sections on how to glean the most information from some old sources, write interestingly and clearly, site sources and avoid copyright problems. Instructions also cover the use of numbering systems, illustrations, chart... View more info

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Missing Pieces: How to Find Birth Parents and Adopted Children. A Search and Reunion Guidebook

By: Paul Drake and Beth Sherrill

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D2534

ISBN: 078842534X

Condition: (2004), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 302 pp, Heritage Books


Here is a complete “how-to” find adopted children or birth parents. Such reunions are ever more desired and in favor today, and of all researchers genealogists are the best trained to undertake such searches for themselves or for others for hire. Author Beth Sherrill, a social worker by profession, was surrendered over to adoption at birth, she having been the only one of six children given up by her birth mother. Paul Drake, JD, is a nationally known genealogist a... View more info

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Local Schools: Exploring Their History

By: Ronald E. Butchart

Price: $24.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press: January 1986

Seller ID: 050821

ISBN: 0-910050-82-1

Condition: 136 pages, paperback, AltaMira Press


While exploring your nearby history, you will find that your community's schools have helped to shape its traditions and culture. Yet, how do you go about digging into your educational past? Fortunately, Local Schools provides this information, aiding you in your search. Prompting questions concerning educational experiences in your community and pointing you toward places to find answers, Local Schools will help you figure out what the schools in your community do and h... View more info