Who could we ask about the best books for genealogy research in the southern U.S.? Why, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen of course!
Recently, I asked a few of our favorite genealogists to share their favorite books for enjoyment or their most utilized reference books for research. Many of you know today’s long-time genealogist. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, author of Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, she is an instructor at Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and columnist for Reminisce magazine. Peggy was named Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society and is the 2018 recipient of the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists and you get a peek into her bookshelves, today!
As mentioned above, Peggy is the author of QuickGuides on Appalachia for Legacy. Her knowledge of the Southern United States and its peoples is extensive. Though much of what she knows has come from her in-depth research on her family line, she also credits the great information found in books she has collected over the years.
Her favorite reference books on the subject of the Southern U.S. and its peoples are as follows:
Which books do you already have? Are there a couple you need for your collection?
To learn more about Peggy, her research and her best tips, you can visit her blog.
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