NGS Offers Members and Non-Members 25% Off Research in the States Digital Guidebooks

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NGS’s Research in the States (RIS) series of guidebooks are an excellent introduction to family history research in 28 states (so far to date), and also a special guide to the American Indians of Oklahoma. Each volume is authored by nationally known subject matter experts who summarize all the best resources for family history research in that particular state. All of the guidebooks offer readers a roadmap to build an excellent research plan and to find resources that will aid in their search for ancestors.

The RIS series of books are recommended for those new to genealogy, they help teach how to locate and use important source material for researching in states important to their work. And they also help expert genealogists make sure they have not overlooked new avenues they might not be familiar with, or to expand their early research work, especially focusing on manuscript collections. Recommendations may include where to access

  • US Census and military records,
  • land and probate records,
  • vital records for birth, death, and marriage,
  • manuscript collections at libraries and universities,
  • special collections in private archives.


Readers also learn how to use sources on the internet; the importance of documenting and citing your sources; how to keep research logs and ancestor charts; and where to access local, state, and federal repositories.

If you are determined to expand your your family tree, be sure to buy a RIS state guide that correlates to your family’s roots and it will help you accomplish that goal!


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