Sustainable genealogy separating fact from fiction in family legends

"There are a lot of textbooks that describe how to find your ancestors; this new one by Richard Hite clarifies how not to. In short, Sustainable Genealogy explains how to avoid the traps many family historians can fall into. Whether it's a proud family legend, a venerable publication or th...

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Main Author: Hite, Richard (Author)
Format: Books Print Book
Language: English
Published: Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., [2013]
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1. Recurring patterns in oral history
  • Chapter 2. Ethnic origins of family names
  • Chapter 3. Maiden names of female ancestors
  • Chapter 4. Relationships to someone famous
  • Chapter 5. Relationships to royalty, nobility, or wealth
  • Chapter 6. Birthplaces of ancestors
  • Chapter 7. Military service of ancestors
  • Chapter 8. Two or more brothers as immigrants
  • Chapter 9. Associations or encounters with famous people
  • Chapter 10. Native American ancestors
  • Chapter 11. How much misinformation can be crammed into one paragraph?