What do you do when you hit the proverbial brick wall? Try gleaning advice
from literary sleuths like Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirot.
That’s what expert genealogist Emily Croom helps you do in The Sleuth Book
for Genealogists, which blends literary methods of deduction with
Using the sleuths’ acknowledged expertise in the deduction arts, The
Sleuth Book will invigorate your genealogical research, helping you to
Case studies and research examples throughout the book—including case studies
of an Illinois Civil War Veteran, a former Mississippi slave, and a Tennessee
farm wife, among others—illustrate genealogical sleuths in action, taking you
step by step through the process of solving frustrating research problems.
Appendixes include an introduction to genealogy fundamentals and a practical,
detailed guide to citing your sources.
- Determine your research goal
- Organize what you know
- Practice “cluster genealogy” research
- Document your research
- Decide whether you’ve answered your research questions.
"A must read and use book. The Sleuth Book for Genealogists
will not only keep you entertained while you're learning how to break through
those stubborn brick walls, but it will also give you practical advice that
really works"--Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, CG, author of You Can Write
Your Family History.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emily Anne Croom, a native Houstonian, taught high school history and worked
in church music before concentrating full-time on genealogy— researching,
writing, speaking, and teaching. Her other books are Unpuzzling Your Past,
The Unpuzzling Your Past Workbook, The Genealogist’s Companion &
Sourcebook, and, with Franklin Carter Smith, A Genealogist’s Guide to
Discovering Your African-American Ancestors.
Paperback, 290 pp., (2000) Reprint 2008. ISBN: 9780806317878