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This section contains books that would be of interest to the genealogy hobbyist who is looking for basic information. Other books on genealogical research are contained in the section on Research Guides. Be sure to check out the books offered there also.

BW-70658: FAMILY HISTORY 101, A Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Ancestors, By Marcia D. Yannizze Melnyk, 144 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"     $17.00  
Ease into family history with tips on tapping the power of the Internet; checklists, forms and illustrations to make getting started fun and easy; and guidance to  maximize existing information.

HH-BEGIN1: GETTING STARTED How to Begin Researching Your Family History, By Anne Ross Balhuizen, 95 pp + charts, 8.5" x 11", Softbound ... $14.00  
Provides an excellent overview and a logical step-by-step approach. Lets you learn and digest information at your own pace with an excellent teacher at your side.

HH-FCWBEG: BEGINNING GENEALOGY, Revised and Updated. By Fran Carter-Walker, 74 pp., 8.5" x 11", Softbound ... $20.00 
Get off to a good start. Learn vocabulary, forms, and recorded groups. speak the proper vocabulary in the field of genealogical research, you will be taken seriously, and your inquiries will be answered with respect. use forms and cite your original research and its origin, you cannot be faulted for doing sloppy work. know the groups of records you must search and you cover them thoroughly, you will be successful in compiling work that will be respected forever. This book will help you to do just that.

 Another MUST HAVE booksBW -70599: THE GENEALOGIST'S COMPANION & SOURCEBOOK , 2nd Edition, By Emily Anne Croom, 320 pp., 8.5" x 11", Softbound ... $20.00 

Uncover promising new sources of information about your family history! This hands-on guide shows you how to get 0past common obstacles - such as lost public records - and discover new information in church and funeral home records.


HH-0003: WHERE TO WRITE, Edited by Donna Moubray ... $5.00 
Just as the name says, where to write for birth, death, marriage & divorce records.

HH-0004: 21 THINGS I WISH I'D FOUND, By Pat Gooldy, oversized, illustrated, Softbound ... $8.00 
Pictorial guide describing items you may have around your home, or items relatives may have that they think are "not important". These charts are valuable for use as a self-instruction aid and by teachers and societies for teaching how to use them to build your family history.

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