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NEW THIS MONTH: scroll below to see our newly released book of the month – the revised 2nd edition of Masterng Family, Library & Church Records – and click on Reviews & Comments to see a slew of new reader feedback!
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Our genealogist-in-chief is genealogical guru W. Daniel Quillen. Dan is the best-selling author of all the books available on this site, published by Cold Spring Press. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field, and teaches classes on genealogy in the greater Denver area. Through the pages of all of Dan's books, you'll learn the professional genealogist's secrets. He'll tell you the errors he made in doing research so that you can avoid them. Dan provides easy-to-follow instructions and no-nonsense counsel on how to begin, proceed, and succeed in this great endeavor. He introduces you to more than a few common genealogical hurdles, along with suggestions on how to overcome them.
So check out our site, and begin the quest to discover your ancestors. We think it will be a trip you're glad you took!
"Quillen is a professional writer. Yet, after 20 years he can still put heart and personality into his writing. Much of the praise given to Tracing Your European Roots talks to his writing skills and his ability to express the point with clarity. Anyone ready to research those countries listed above will find some helpful hints and great starting points in this book." – Genealogy Blog
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