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The sixth edition of Elizabeth Petty Bentley’s The Genealogist’s Address Book has just been released. As with past editions, she has solicited data by electronic and regular mail, printed sources, and those found on the Internet. She features libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies, archives, and other organizations. She provides the name of the organization, its address, telephone and FAX numbers, websites, name of contact person, titles of periodicals, and specialties.
In this edition the arrangement is by locality. She treats the states alphabetically and thereunder by a county-to-county breakdown. She further subdivides by towns the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont because in these localities the town is the key to the creation and retention of records.
There are several errors in the Texas listings that are noteworthy.
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