Thursday, May 26, 2016

Digging for Ancestors: A Review

Digging for Ancestors: An In-Depth Guide to Land RecordsDigging for Ancestors: An In-Depth Guide to Land Records by Michelle Goodrum
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Our local genealogical society newsletter editor saw a reference to Digging for Ancestors: An In-depth Guide to Land Records, by Michelle Roos Goodrum and suggested it as a book to review. I purchased a Nook Book copy and had it is seconds. It is also available in print. Land records are one of the best sources for a genealogist. The book is very strong on examples, which are very valuable to me when I am trying to learn about records. It is a good book for anyone who is trying to understand the basics of land research. My fault with the book is using the term in-depth, as I would call it a very good overview. I highly recommend it for anyone just starting to use land records, it does have some helpful advice for more advanced researchers, too. For those who want a true in-depth book, I recommend Land and Property Research in the United States by Wade Hone.

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