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Title:
Locating lost family members & friends
Author:
Hinckley, Kathleen W., 1948-
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
174 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9781558705036
Format :
Book

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Summary

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Shows how to find missing people of the past and present using social security info, phone directories, census documents and the Internet.


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Library Journal Review

Trying to find a living or recently deceased person is often more difficult than locating one's Civil War ancestor. A professional genealogist and private investigator, Hinckley uses case studies and illustrations to highlight the wealth of information that can be gleaned from 20th-century records. Each chapter examines the types of records that researchers might employÄfrom city directories and divorce records to voter registration and real estate records. She discusses what to look for in each record category and where to find the records. Helpful icons, similar to those in Sharon DeBartolo Carmack's Organizing Your Family History Search (LJ 6/15/99), point out tips, definitions, and reminders. The appendixes contain loads of addresses for vital records offices, web sites, libraries and repositories, databases, and reading lists. Hinckley's book parallels Joseph Culligan's You Too, Can Find Anybody (Hallmark, 1993) in terms of the variety of records covered, but hers goes further in its discussion of Internet and CD-ROM databases and the vast holdings of large genealogy collections. Highly recommended for public libraries.ÄElaine M. Kuhn, Allen Cty. P.L., Fort Wayne (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.