Tuesday, December 02, 2014

IDG: Genealogist's Guide to Washington DC

Author Shannon Combs-Bennett shares "A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D.C. Area is available now as a PDF download ($4.99) from The In-Depth Genealogist Store (http://theindepthgenealogist.com/shop-idg/idg-products/). Subscribers to the website receive a 10% discount on purchase of the book.  The paperback version ($9.99) is slated for release November 20th. Nook and Kindle versions will be released before the end of the month."

I found the A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D.C. Area  particularly useful, since Christina Schaeffer's The Center. A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capital Area was last published over five years ago. Shannon understands that digital is a cost-effective way to go. Readers planning research trips will particularly like that links to research facility websites are clickable. [Read that #nomoretypos.] Dick Eastman himself, has reportedly gone 100% digital, having worked to scan his extensive library in years past.

Notable absent from the first edition of A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D.C. Area are two facilities that have been helpful to my friends Barb and Audrey, now members of both organizations: 
Also, I believe the BEST place to eat is in the basement cafeteria at NARA (Archives 1). My DearREADERS will find the menu surprisingly healthy. The murals on the walls attempt to make up for the lack of windows.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I am a bit embarrassed that somehow those 3 things didn't make it into this edition. An addition for the 2nd edition for sure.

    Yes, they are fantastic resources and places to visit. Don't miss them if you come to the DC area. The NARA cafeteria is a delight too. I have eaten there once. Yes, only once since I tend to meet up with friends who work in DC when I am there for lunch and that takes me away to other parts of the city.