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31 October 2016

"How to Do Everything Genealogy" by George G. Morgan

In How to Do Everything Genealogy, Fourth Edition, George G. Morgan provides a solid foundation for genealogical research. The author writes in the preface that the book addresses many different records from English-speaking countries. Countries covered besides the United States include Australia, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Already by page 11, the author writes about how to find birth and death records in multiple countries such as General Register Office (GRO) for Ireland in Dublin and Australian civil registrations. The reader continues to find resources throughout the book, resources for everything from newspapers and manuscripts to census records.

The author skillfully builds the readers confidence. Mr. Morgan starts out by asking "What Is Genealogy?" in chapter one. The following chapters help the researcher understand how to balance research, how to analyze information and how to locate basic records. As a family historian, are you interested in social media, blogs, podcasts, DNA and mobile apps? These are just a few more of the topics covered. The title promises everything, after reading the book, I believe the author delivered on his promise.

What makes this book unique?
  • worldwide research suggestions
  • comprehensive resource for beginner or intermediate researchers
Morgan, George G. How To Do Everything Genealogy. 4th Edition. New York: McGraw Hill. 2015.
The five star review is based on the thoroughness of the author to explain research techniques.
Check area libraries, this book is available at the Gwinnett County Public Library, Georgia. Ask yourself, does this book help me advance towards my genealogy goals? Comments or questions, please contact Selma Blackmon, Thank you!

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