What are the best genealogy books?

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    #1The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

    The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
    The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. You'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, methodologies, ethnicity estimates, and more.
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    Rebecca Russell
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I wanted to learn a little bit more about genealogy and someone suggested this book. It was incredibly easy to read and very informative. I didn't get bored quickly with it either. I highly suggest this if you're interested in the topic."
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    #2Genetic Genealogy in Practice

    Genetic Genealogy in Practice

    Genetic Genealogy in Practice is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by Blaine T. Bettinger. This nonfiction book about genealogy published in 2016 by National Genealogical Society.

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    Raymond Davidson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "a cool read and easy to understand"
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    #3Organize Your Genealogy

    Organize Your Genealogy
    Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher by Drew Smith will show you how to use proven methods, tools and software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds.
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    David Hawkins
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I'm new to genealogy--just getting into it--so I picked up this book and I'm glad I did. It's a real good place to start to learn about different ways to organize your information and get going in the process. It's a little long for what it is though, doesn't really talk about genealogy much, as it is more of an instructional than anything. It may not be worth it to everyone, but it helped me. "
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    #4How to Use Evernote for Genealogy

    How to Use Evernote for Genealogy

    How to Use Evernote for Genealogy is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by Kerry Scott. This nonfiction book about genealogy was published on November 16, 2015 by Family Tree Books.

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    Austin Silva
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "How to Use Evernote for Genealogy is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by Kerry Scott. This nonfiction book about genealogy was published on November 16, 2015 by Family Tree Books."
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    #5Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com

    Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com

    Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by Nancy Hendrickson. This nonfiction book about genealogy was published on November 18, 2014 by Family Tree Books.

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    Kenneth Alexander
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Great book about Ancestry.com but if I really want to lear about genealogy I would not pick this one. "
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    #6The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide

    The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide

    The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by James Beider. This nonfiction book about genealogy was published on February 14, 2014 by Family Tree Books.

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    Judy Weber
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I was trying to find the best genealogy book to help me find my heritage but there aren't many German ancestors in my family so this book wasn't terribly useful. I would have prefered something a little more all encompassing."
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    #7The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy

    The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy

    The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by Lorretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. This nonfiction book about genealogy was published on June 1, 2006 by Ancestry.com.

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    Rebecca Robinson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Really good book if you are looking for more information on genealogy. It has 8 appendixes in the back that are very useful to look up additional information and contacts. Over 30 experts contributed to the book and you can tell it is very well-written and developed. This is a great book."
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    #8Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources

    Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources

    Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by Alice Eichhlolz. This nonfiction book about genealogy was published on June 1, 2004 by Ancestry.com.

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    Christian Alvarado
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book was a great resource as I began researching my own family history. I used it a few years later to help my niece with a school project about our family. The writing was easy to understand, written in a way that even layman could understand."
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    #9Guide to Genealogical Writing

    Guide to Genealogical Writing

    Guide to Genealogical Writing is a nonfiction book about genealogy written by Penelope L. Stratton and Henry B. Hoff. This nonfiction book about genealogy was published by New England Historic Genealogical Society

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    Sharon Hamilton
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I wanted to do some research on my ancestry to give to my grandfather for Christmas, so this was one of the books I picked up to help me out. It was a bit technical, maybe more for a professional than an amateur like me, but I did glean a lot of useful information from chapters 4 and 5."
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    #10Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

    Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques
    Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques by George G. Morgan is a book that teaches you how to discover unknown ancestors. Follow the step by step, and uncover elusive details. Read about specialized tools, software programs, and proven best practices.
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    Frances Perez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book was ok, but really not worth the time. There was a lot of irrelevant information in it."
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