TitleThe source : a guidebook to American genealogy / edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs & Sandra Hargreaves Luebking.
Edition3rd ed.
PublishedProvo, UT : Ancestry, 2006.
Descriptionxxiii, 965 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
ISBN1593312776 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9781593312770 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted NoteContents: The foundations of family history research / Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, and Loretto Dennis Szucs -- Computers and technology / Juliana Smith -- General references and guides / Kory L. Meyerink -- Business, institution, and organization records / Kay Haviland Freilich and Ann Carter Fleming -- Census records / Loretto Dennis Szucs and Matthew Wright -- Church records / Elizabeth Crabtree Wells -- Court records / Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, Loretto Dennis Szucs and Arlene Eakle -- Directories / Gordon L. Remington -- Immigration records / Loretto Dennis Szucs, Kory L. Meyerink and Marian L. Smith -- Land records / Sandra Hargreaves Luebking -- Military records / Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking -- Newspapers / Loretto Dennis Szucs and James L. Hansen -- Vital records / Johni Cerny -- African American research / Tony Burroughs -- Colonial English research / Robert Charles Anderson -- Colonial Spanish borderland research / George R. Ryskamp -- Hispanic research / George R. Ryskamp -- Hispanic research / George R. Ryskamp -- Jewish American research / Gary Mokotoff -- Native American research / Curt B. Witcher -- Urban research / Loretto Dennis Szucs and John M. Scroggins.
Summary NoteSummary: Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as "the genealogist's bible." The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.
Acq. Note SourcePurchase ; WRHS Genealogical Committee, 2014.
SubjectsUnited States -- Genealogy -- Archival resources.
United States -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Other AuthorsSzucs, Loretto Dennis.
Luebking, Sandra Hargreaves.
LC Card Number2006-5027
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: CS 47 S725 2006
CA-1400594 c.1: LC class, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 148031]