Branching Out: Genealogy for Adults Lessons 1-30

My latest book, Branching Out: Genealogy for Adults Lessons 1-30 is now available on the Nook and Kindle.

The paperback version in in proof stage and will be released by NGS on May 9. You will be able to purchase it on CreateSpace when it is released. At this time I am not sure if there will be copies for sale at NGS.

Stay tuned for more information on this book and the Engaging the Next Generation: A Guide for Genealogy Societies and Libraries which helps societies and libraries create youth genealogy programs. That book also contains the entire 30 lessons for the 4th-8th grade student books.  I am hoping to have these available for sale at NGS.

What’s in this book? The table of contents is below. There are lessons contributed by Shelley Bishop, Caroline Pointer, Terri O’Connell, and Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana. And of course, it was edited by the great Stephanie Pitcher Fishman of the In-Depth Genealogist!

Lesson 1: What is Genealogy and Why Should I Care?

Lesson 2: Where Do I Start? What Do I Need?

Lesson 3: Genealogy Databases

Lesson 4: Timelines

Lesson 5: Sources and Citations

Lesson 6: Direct and Indirect Evidence

Lesson 7: Interviewing Family

Lesson 8: Write a Story

Lesson 9: Research Plans and Logs

Lesson 10: Research Agendas for Libraries and Archives

Lesson 11: Home Sources

Lesson 12: Hidden Sources

Lesson 13: Vital Records

Lesson 14: Census Records

Lesson 15: Social Media

Lesson 16: Health and the Causes of Death

Lesson 17: Occupations

Lesson 18: Probate Records

Lesson 19: Land Records and Maps

Lesson 20: Military Records

Lesson 21: Religious and Cemetery Records

Lesson 22: Immigration

Lesson 23: Naturalization Records

Lesson 24: Newspapers

Lesson 25: Ephemera

Lesson 26: Examine it Once, Twice, and Again

Lesson 27: Travel and your Family History

Lesson 28: Storing and Organizing Paper and Digital Files

Lesson 29: Putting it all Together

Lesson 30: Where to Go From Here

 

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