Family Tree Books proudly announces the publication of The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall by Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, FASG.
Everyone experiences dead ends or brick walls in genealogical research. These can be due to incomplete or missing records, scanty census data, or more than one person by the same name in a community. Noted genealogist Marsha Hoffman Rising shows researchers how to break through these problems by breaking down the elements with straightforward solutions.
By providing clear, easy-to-follow explanations and offering real case studies from her many years of research experience, Rising aids family historians in solving their toughest research dilemmas. The Family Tree Problem Solver gives indispensable information that every genealogist needs to know.
- The First Step: Analyzing the Problem and Planning a Strategy for Success
- Finding Births, Marriages, and Deaths Before Civil Registration
- Why Does the Census Taker Always Miss My Ancestor?
- Consider the Collateral Kin: Genealogical Research in the Full Family Context
- Your Day in Court
- What to Do When the Courthouse Burned
- Give Me Land-Lots of Land
- Sorting Individuals of the Same Name
- The Critical Connection: Finding Ancestors Who Lived Before 1850
- Ten Mistakes Not to Make in Your Family Research
- Analysis of Evidence
Finally! There is a problem-solving methodology book for intermediate, advanced, professional, and serious researchers; instructors; and reference librarians with practical step-by-step instruction. This book is sure to become an instant classic and a welcomed edition to every genealogist's library and a welcomed edition to every genealogist's library.
Marsha Hoffman Rising, C.G., F.U.G.A., F.A.S.G. is a professional genealogist, educator and writer. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, she earned a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of South Florida and a M.S.W. from Florida State University. She was named a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1992 and is currently serving as president of that organization. She is a past vice president of the National Genealogical Society, past president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a past board member of the Association or Professional Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She presently serves as a contributing editor to The American Genealogist. In May 1989, she received the National Genealogical Society's Award of Merit, in 1991 the FGS George E. Williams Award, in 1992 the NGS Award for Excellence, and in 1999 the Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award.
Family Tree Books is an imprint of F+W Publications.
The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall by Marsha Hoffman Rising.
Family Tree Books, 19.99, ISBN 1-55870-685-2. 8.5" x 11" 240 pages
20 b&w illustrations, paperback