01 May 2018

Paths to Your Past: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors 2018 Edition




NGS Publishes the 2018 Edition of
Paths to Your Past: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors

The National Genealogical Society is delighted to announce that the 2018 edition of Paths to Your Past: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors will be available for purchase on 2 May. Its author Pamela Boyer Sayre CG®, FUGA, has completely revised and updated this comprehensive reference guide for family historians and genealogists.

Paths to Your Past is an excellent primer for those just getting started on building their family tree and a valuable reminder to all family historians and genealogists about the various methods and sources we need to consider in our daily work. 

The author discusses how to find and use records, including the US Census, military records, land and probate records as well as vital records of birth, death and marriage. The book also reviews how to use sources on the Internet; the importance of documenting and citing your sources; and how to keep research logs and ancestor charts. Throughout the book, the author refers readers to additional courses and books to enhance their knowledge of important topics such as genetic genealogy. Also included are references to local, state, and federal repositories. 



Pamela Boyer Sayre is a professional researcher, 
educator, author, and national lecturer. She has 
developed, coordinated, and taught courses at 
several, prestigious genealogical institutes and 
is a former board member of the National 
Genealogical Society. Sayre co-authored 
Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family’s History
and Heritage with the Power of the Internet 
and is a former editor of the Association of 
Professional Genealogists Quarterly.




Paths to Your Past will be available for purchase at the NGS 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2-5 May, and at the NGS online store on 2 May.