By Janice Schultz
Huron Street Press, 2013. 230 pages. Nonfiction
This is a welcome and useful introduction to doing U.S. family history from the perspective of one who is both a librarian and a genealogist. The book tells the reader how to get started on family history and then focuses on the different record types: where to find them and how to use them. Each chapter introduces and focuses on a set of related records: The First Steps in Finding Records (much about U.S. census records here); Federal, State, and Local Government Records (includes wills & probates, land & deed records, tax records, and naturalization records); Military, Church, and Cemetery Records; and Printed and Internet Sources. Schultz includes a little bit on doing Native American and African American research in a chapter that introduces immigration records.