The thirty-one chapter contributors share their expertise. The section headings include: The Basics, The Records, People and Place. Each division provides three to ten in-depth chapters. In the People and Place section, specific research related to African American, Colonial English, Hispanic, Colonial Spanish, Jewish American, Native American and Urban research provide the family historian with a knowledge base. On page 652,Tony Burroughs writes this about pre-1870 "Success in researching in this period actually depends on how thoroughly one has researched records created after 1870...." Each chapter concludes with generous reference pages.
What makes this book unique?
- available online in digital form on Ancestry.com wiki
- multiple researchers share their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm
- specific ethnic research
- extensive reference pages with each topic