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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Joy of Genealogy NOW AVAILABLE

Ol' Myrt here is tickled pink to announce that her newest book (a really BIG one this time) is finally available from the publisher.

"DearMYRTLE's JOY OF GENEALOGY" is an answer to my brother-in-law Paul's questions:

• Where do you start with family history?
• Why isn’t there a chart outlining what to do step-by-step?
• Which websites are worth "joining" and are the free sites any good?
• Are you saying we have to travel to each and every church or courthouse where our ancestors lived in the 1800s?
• What part does the Family History Library in Salt Lake play now that so much is on the net?
• What can I do when no one remembers anyone before the great-grandparents?
• What do I do with all this genealogy stuff I’m accumulating?

Throughout these 11 years of writing DearMYRTLE’s genealogy columns, I realize genealogists throughout the world are faced by these same questions day in and day out. New family historians are joining in the search each day.

This all came rushing back to me when I attended a genealogy seminar last fall. There were 8-10 classes per hour, with two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions. Those 30 some-odd classes provided details on how to research census, land, probate, church and foreign record office documents.

Just before the 2nd hour classes, I ran across a lady who was simply overwhelmed – and "underwhelmed" as well. She felt there should be a simple outline of steps to follow to get the family tree climbing stuff done, step-by-step like following a recipe. All these classes were well and good, but they weren’t meeting her need to see the process and the path to follow.


This book guides the beginner or intermediate family historian through research possibilities with actual examples of source documents proving family relationships.

ISBN: 978-1-1446-8698-4
278 pages
8 1/2 by 11 inch, paperback
Regular price US $34.95 plus shipping & handling, through my website. I'll wave the shipping if you order between now and April 30th.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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