In every field of study, there is one book that rises above the rest in stature and authority and becomes the standard work in the field. In genealogy that book is Val Greenwood's "Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy." Arguably the best book ever written on American genealogy, it instructs the researcher in the timeless principles of genealogical research, while identifying the most current classes of records and research tools. This edition of this celebrated book provides a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date account of American genealogy--no sound genealogical project is complete without it. "Recommended as the most comprehensive how-to book on American genealogical and local history research"--Library Journal.