announces 4th Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

April 15th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor


Announcing the New 4th Edition of the best-selling textbook in American Genealogy—The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, by Val Greenwood

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. The new 4th edition of this celebrated book has been substantially updated to incorporate the myriad changes in the field—computers, the Internet, social media, DNA research—that have transformed genealogy in the 21st century. 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

About the Author: Val Greenwood worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of his working life. In addition to teaching at Ricks College for six years, he worked for both the Family History Department and the Temple Department, serving in the latter as a director for the last several years prior to his retirement in 1999. He was also a member of the Utah State Bar until his retirement. Val became an accredited genealogist (AG) in 1965, and assumed the role of an emeritus AG in 2014. He received the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society and was also named a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. He served as president and a member of the board of the Utah Genealogical Association.