Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places, by Laura Szucs Pfeiffer; 296 pg; Hardcover; ISBN 0-916489-86-8; Item TP868
Family history researchers are accustomed to searching among vital records, censuses, and other commonly used sources, but there are any number of more obscure sources that can lead researchers to crucial information. Hidden Sources tackles these other sources and helps you know how they can help you.
Laura Szucs Pfeiffer gives an overview of sources that are often overlooked, such as bankruptcy records, special censuses, employment records, and coroners’ records. Then she discusses where these records can be found, offers options for locating these records via the Internet, and provides a selected bibliography of background information and methodology.