Arlene Eakle’s Genealogy Books and Information Products 2008

We have been selling genealogy how-to books since 1964 through the Genealogical Institute, Inc., its predecessor Genealogical Copy Service, and its dba Family History World (est. 1976). The need for a how-to-book on the research process in its entirety was high then and is still high today–almost 40 years later. Most genealogy how-to books, however, are only source guides. They describe records in categories; some even use sample documents as illustrations. None of them present the entire research process. And none of these guides actually asks the reader to act. None, that is, except FamilyHistory For Fun and Profit and our publications based on this method of research. Other guides expect you to know how to search automatically and what to do with all of the data you collect. Our genealogy books take you by the hand and show you how to search and how to fit your data all together.

Arlene Eakle, with her Webmaster Kathryn Bassett
Selling Genealogy Books, Southern California Jamboree, June 2008

How do you put all your stuff together?
An accurate family tree is linked by relationship a generation at a time. Too many pedigrees are linked by name and date only, with little regard for relationship.

So Linda Brinkerhoff, Afton Reintjes, and I have written a whole series of genealogy research “show-you-how” books applying our own prize-winning, successful research process to special genealogy strategies no other publisher offers. Using these amazing guides, you too, can link your ancestral families by relationship.

And we have made over a $1,000,000.00 (yes, a million dollars) doing professional genealogy research using the exact research techniques we show you within the pages of our books. You can trust these tools. We have a 96% success rate using these strategies and tools. You, too, will have a 96% success rate following our step-by-step directions.

Research is jurisdictional.
Each of our books is based on the “Jurisdictional Approach:” The sources you search are created by different levels of authority called jurisdictions. These record-keeping authorities have specific interest in and responsibility for your ancestors, given them by the government where your ancestors resided. If you search the right jurisdictions, you find the right ancestors–yours.

We guarantee that you can find, and document, and prove your relationship to your ancestors:
1. …If you profile your ancestor first, summarizing all that you and your family members know about that person.
2. …If you summarize the facts, usually in chronological order, and match them with your family traditions, as well as your own personal knowledge and the personal knowledge of other family members.
3. …If you search jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction, in pre-planned order, seeking additional information to expand and enhance the data you started with.
4. …If you combine what you find in the records of each jurisdiction, building your lineage generation-by-generation, expanding what you know with what the records tell you.

Our Genealogy Books and Information Products Catalog is posted at

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