The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy

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''The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy'' is a reference book published by [[Ancestry Publishing]]. The first edition was published in 1984 and was edited by [[Arlene Eakle]] and [[Johni Cerny]]. A revised edition, edited by [[Loretto Dennis Szucs]] and [[Sandra Hargreaves Luebking]], was published in 1997. The current edition, the third, was published in 2006 and was also edited by Szucs and Luebking.
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''The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy'' is a reference book published by [[Ancestry Publishing]]. The first edition was published in 1984 and was edited by [[Arlene H. Eakle]] and [[Johni Cerny]]. A revised edition, edited by [[Loretto Dennis Szucs]] and [[Sandra Hargreaves Luebking]], was published in 1997. The current edition, the third, was published in 2006 and was also edited by Szucs and Luebking.
=Critical Reception=
=Critical Reception=
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When Ancestry published the first edition of ''The Source'' in 1984, it quickly became a standard reference in the field of genealogy and family history. That same year, it received the coveted “Best Reference” award from the American Library Association. The 1997 edition, built upon the foundations laid down by its predecessor, sold more than 100,000 copies.  A poll of librarians placed The Source, sometimes referred to as “the genealogist’s bible,” at the top of the “Top 10 Genealogy Books” for the wealth of information it offers to beginning and experienced genealogists (“Top 10 Genealogy Books,” Family Chronicle 3, no. 3 (January/February 1999): 27–28).
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When Ancestry published the first edition of ''The Source'' in 1984, it quickly became a standard reference in the field of [http://www.ancestry.com/ genealogy] and family history. That same year, it received the coveted “Best Reference” award from the American Library Association. The 1997 edition, built upon the foundations laid down by its predecessor, sold more than 100,000 copies.  A poll of librarians placed The Source, sometimes referred to as “the genealogist’s bible,” at the top of the “Top 10 Genealogy Books” for the wealth of information it offers to beginning and experienced genealogists (“Top 10 Genealogy Books,” Family Chronicle 3, no. 3 (January/February 1999): 27–28).
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In 2010, [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] digitized the content of ''The Source'' and made it available in wiki format as one of the foundational sources for the Ancestry.com Wiki. Each chapter has been broken into one or more series of articles, links to which are found below:
In 2010, [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] digitized the content of ''The Source'' and made it available in wiki format as one of the foundational sources for the Ancestry.com Wiki. Each chapter has been broken into one or more series of articles, links to which are found below:
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==Third Edition Table of Contents==
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=Third Edition Table of Contents=
*[[Overview of Family History Research|The Foundations of Family History Research]]
*[[Overview of Family History Research|The Foundations of Family History Research]]
*[[Overview of Computers and Genealogy|Computers and Technology]]
*[[Overview of Computers and Genealogy|Computers and Technology]]
*[[Introduction to the General References and Guides Series|General References and Guides]]
*[[Introduction to the General References and Guides Series|General References and Guides]]
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*[[Overview of Business Records|Business]], [[Almshouse Records|Institution, and Organization Records]]
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*[[Researching Business, Institution, and Organization Records|Business, Institution, and Organization Records]]
*[[Overview of the U.S. Census|Census Records]]
*[[Overview of the U.S. Census|Census Records]]
*[[Overview of Church Records|Church Records]]
*[[Overview of Church Records|Church Records]]

Current revision as of 15:42, 15 April 2013

The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy is a reference book published by Ancestry Publishing. The first edition was published in 1984 and was edited by Arlene H. Eakle and Johni Cerny. A revised edition, edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, was published in 1997. The current edition, the third, was published in 2006 and was also edited by Szucs and Luebking.

Contents

Critical Reception

When Ancestry published the first edition of The Source in 1984, it quickly became a standard reference in the field of genealogy and family history. That same year, it received the coveted “Best Reference” award from the American Library Association. The 1997 edition, built upon the foundations laid down by its predecessor, sold more than 100,000 copies. A poll of librarians placed The Source, sometimes referred to as “the genealogist’s bible,” at the top of the “Top 10 Genealogy Books” for the wealth of information it offers to beginning and experienced genealogists (“Top 10 Genealogy Books,” Family Chronicle 3, no. 3 (January/February 1999): 27–28).

The Source Online

In 2010, Ancestry.com digitized the content of The Source and made it available in wiki format as one of the foundational sources for the Ancestry.com Wiki. Each chapter has been broken into one or more series of articles, links to which are found below:

Third Edition Table of Contents

List of Appendixes

External Links

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