Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy – Record & Preserve Your Family's History, 5th Edition
Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can
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Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy – Record & Preserve Your Family's History, 5th Edition; By Jeffrey A. Bockman; Published: 2013; 8.5x11; 64 pp; Paper; ISBN 9781933194882; Item # FR0199

What book, out of hundreds available, would I give to a family member or friend, who might express even a mild interest in family history? Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy – Record & Preserve Your Family's History, 5th Edition is just that book. This inexpensive volume is the ideal book for getting started in genealogy. It contains the perfect combination of instruction, case history, forms, and tools to get anyone off and running with their family history. And best of all, Gift Your Family A Gift starts the prospective genealogist just where they need to get started - with themselves, and the artifacts, pictures and such that surround them - right there in their own home. This is the book they need to read BEFORE they tackle the Internet and it's meriod databases and resources. I recommend it. - Leland K Meitzler, Editor, GenealogyBlog.com

The following is a listing of the contents of the book:

Table of Contents

  • Introduction:
    • About the Author
    • Introduction
  • Family Facts:
    • Identify family members and key events
    • Recording Information on standardized forms
    • -Family Group Sheets
    • -Ancestor Charts
  • Home Sources:
    • Supporting documents that help to provide the necessary proof.
    • List of what to use, keep, and preserve
    • Important home sources
    • Bockman Family Home Sources
  • Photographs:
    • Help turn names and dates into real people
    • Identifying the people, the Time, and the Place
  • Preservation:
    • Saving Items for Future Generations
    • Paper & Document Preservation
    • Photo Preservation
  • Family Stories:
    • Can only be told by someone who was a part of it
    • Timeline of Events
    • Bockman Family History
  • Organizing It All:
    • Assembling all of the information
  • Family History Research:
    • How to Start Researching Your Family
    • Vital Records
    • Wills & Probate Records
    • Cemetery Records
    • Newspaper Obituaries
    • Census Records
    • Other records
    • Immigrants
    • Didn’t Find It In the Index
    • Genealogy Travel
    • Case Study: Finding Alvar A Not So Great Dane
  • Our Family:
    • Title Page
    • Guidelines for Filling in your Forms
    • Three Family Group Sheets
    • One Ancestor Chart
    • Two Timelines Pages
    • Notes page