Finally! The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors is available for purchase.
A tag-team effort by DeadFred.com and some of genealogy's top ancestral sleuths and accomplished writers, this 150-page ebook is packed with articles and case studies that reveal invaluable tips, shortcuts, resources and even step-by-step instructions on how to use overlooked research tools, conduct specialized searches and tackle brick walls with sheer ingenuity.
When you're feeling like a "desperate genealogist," you'll be able to consult our ebook time and again for tried-and-true pearls of wisdom from our contributors.
- Study the vocabulary that is essential for preserving your family history documents
- Receive insights on tracing slave ancestors
- Read step-by-step how to find U.S. passport applications in the LDS Library Catalog
- Learn the winning 10-point formula for successful genealogy research
- Get the mileage you need out of Family History Centers to achieve your research objectives by reading the information
- Find out how a woman concluded a two-year search for an elusive female ancestor
- Figure out how to demystify mystery photographs by examining aspect ratio and deciphering what type of camera was used to take the photograph with a Camera Comparison Table available
- Enrich your research findings by getting to know your ancestors' neighbors using the advice found
- Discover how to find clues about your ancestors by broadcasting on the Internet
And...that's just a sneak peek!