The Sleuth Book for Genealogists


The Sleuth Book for Genealogists. Strategies for More Successful Family History Research.

Emily Anne Croom.

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 genealogical expertise.

Using the sleuths’ acknowledged expertise in the deduction arts, The Sleuth Book will invigorate your genealogical
research, helping you to

  • Determine your research goal
  • Organize what you know
  • Practice “cluster genealogy” research
  • Document your research
  • Decide whether you’ve answered your research

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.

2000, paper, 290 pp.

ISBN: 9780806317878