The Basic Genealogy Checklist – 101 Tips & Tactics to Find Your Family History
Today, genealogy ranks second as a hobby only to gardening as the most searched topic online. According to recent market research, an estimated 100 million people spend over a $1,000 a year in search of their ancestors. Many of these family historians use online genealogy services to pursue their quest. This group of “pajama” genealogists is projected to grow by almost 40 percent in the next ten years. Seeking one’s family history is exciting to people of all types, no matter whether they be experienced professional genealogists or just starting the adventure.
Tips and tactics to help you find: • who your ancestors really were • where your ancestors came from • how they got to this country • the truth about your “family stories” • what is fact and what is myth in your families past
This book is designed to help genealogists of all types and at all stages in their search. There are several hundred tips, tactics, and online web links provided to help the beginner find the right path to get started or the experienced researcher to jump ahead to the next level.
About Paul Rhetts (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Paul has written over two dozen nonfiction and history books and published several hundred others, many of which have received awards on the regional as well as national level. He has also published a six-volume set on his family’s history. He has been researching his family history for almost two decades and has traced his roots to the early planters at Jamestown, the Pilgrims on the Mayflower, and the first settlers of New Amsterdam. He became a super-sleuth when he discovered that his father’s military records had been sealed for over seventy years and no one could tell him why. He was honored for Hispanic Art Promotion with the Mother Teresa Award in 2006 and received the Education Award from the Hispanic Preservation League in 2012. He served as a genealogy consultant for the Genealogy Roadshow episode in Albuquerque and is a member of the Washington County (Indiana) Historical Society, Hispanic Genealogy Society of America, and the New Mexico Genealogical Society.
About Henrietta M. Christmas (Co-Author)
Hank, a native New Mexican, is a well-known genealogical and historical researcher for the last 35 years; she descends from eleven of the soldiers that came with Juan de Oñate to settle in what is now New Mexico in 1598. An award-winning author, she has written several books which relate to New Mexico’s small towns and history and over 100 articles, mostly on New Mexico’s Colonial Families. In 2013, she received the Historic Preservation Award from the National Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a long-time member and the current President of New Mexico Genealogical Society.