Last month I was browsing Family Tree Magazine’s website looking for The Family Tree Sourcebook. I found it and Family Tree Magazine was offering it in a bundle with The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook. I ordered the bundle.
I wanted the Sourcebook so I didn’t have to run to the library to borrow it and the Companion was a bonus. I skimmed parts of this book but read others in-depth. The book describes itself as, “A beyond-the-basics, hands-on guide to unpuzzling your past.” The chapters were the usual ones found in most starter books discussing court records, naturalization, federal, state and local records, special collections and libraries. It also includes chapters on African-American genealogy and American Indian genealogy. I learned a few things about African-American records that I didn’t know and need to know now.
Whether you have been researching a week or several years, this book may provide you with that one piece of information you knew and “forgot” about or a resource you didn’t know existed. Check it out and if you need the Sourcebook too, see if it is still being offered as a bundle.