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5.0 out of 5 stars No leaf un-turned, 1 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Branching Out: How To Research Your Family's History (Kindle Edition)
Branching Out is a guide which is the happy medium between a how-to guide and simply a list of websites, but this short book is full of hyperlinks to all the relevant websites and is a great combination of the two. Fowler's expertise and tips are easy to understand and are gratefully received for anyone starting out- especially his cost cutting tips. Book has already saved me time and money. I'm a lot more confident in what I'm doing now, partly due to both this book and websites it's directed me to.
Have bought a couple of other relevant books, which have been more substantial. But they've also been more expensive. If you're downloading different extracts to shop around or want to take chance on things can recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bearing Fruit., 17 Sept. 2012
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I stupidly started off thinking that you can research family history via google searches and speaking to family members. Books like this - and equally the websites Simon Fowler recommends - are a much beter starting place. I downloaded this book when on free, but it's well worth asking price. The tips under The Census were particularly helpful. Am hoping advice and contacts bear fruit. Will check out some other books too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Useful Guide, 1 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Branching Out: How To Research Your Family's History (Kindle Edition)
Finding your family's roots can be a fascinating, if sometimes slightly unnerving experience, and I found this at excellent starting point. It is a lot harder than you think it is going to be at first, but Simon Fowler guides you gradually through all the steps, and makes sure you know precisely what you are doing as you go along. He can't help you with everything in this introduction to the subject - and everyone is going to get stuck somewhere along the way - but he tells you were the facts are hidden away and how you can find them. I bought a few books on subject but this was the best value kindle edition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good starter's guide, 18 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Branching Out: How To Research Your Family's History (Kindle Edition)
Thanks to television shows such as `Who Do You Think You Are', researching your family history has quickly become a popular hobby and this book proves to be a good first guide for beginners to genealogy. With plenty of web-links and useful contacts throughout, both free and paid, this book takes away some of the initial confusion as Fowler provides his expert opinion on the best ways to track down your ancestors. Personally, I would have appreciated a short summary of important websites at the end, as sometimes the information load is quite overwhelming; yet, the short length makes this guide easy enough to dip in and out of at your leisure. I'd recommend this to others as a starting point for researching their family tree before sampling more in-depth (but certainly more expensive) titles on the market.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of useful information, 21 Nov. 2013
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Jammed full from front to back with really good, useful information.
I will recommend this book to all my relatives.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book to help me continue, 24 Dec. 2012
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Very pleased with purchase Will find time to read properly in the New year.
Hope it helps with my research
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