The Southwest Genealogical Society has published a series of books titled “Sources and Resources” that includes information on a specific topic.
One in the series, “The Essentials of Family History Research,” is designed for beginning researchers. It describes the importance of citing sources and keeping logs; joining surname groups and writing letters. It also provides information on filling out ancestral charts, family group sheets and provides charts that track cousins and other family relationships.
This book briefly covers researching females, “black sheep,” African American and Native American ancestors and understanding the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It also includes information on DAR records, the National Archives and the Library of Congress, using DNA, obtaining documents through the Freedom of Information Act, preparing a health history and more. The 80-page book is $10.50 per copy.
Another in the series, “American Indian Family History Research,” describes basic steps for researching American Indian ancestry and includes descriptive information about Indian rolls and enrollment records, annuity rolls (payrolls), land allotments and individual history cards.
The second section lists 74 tribes and the Five Civilized Tribes with contact information, microfilm pertaining to each tribe and resource books. A detailed description about the Bureau of Indian Affairs, its records and how to contact the National Archives' nine regional facilities that have American Indian collections is included. The 100 page book is $12.50.
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