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Rising, Marsha Hoffman
Austin, Texas, USA
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Springfield, Missouri, USA
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Marsha graduated from Winter Haven, Florida, High school. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida and her MSW from Florida State University. She then taught for a year at Troy State University before being hired to become the first Director of the MSU undergraduate Social Work program. She guided that program though accreditation. In her early days in Springfield she was on the steering committee for the Child Advocacy Council and was the President of the local ACLU.
She then changed directions, left the University, and became a Certified Genealogist. In that capacity she became the President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, a Fellow and President of the American Society of Genealogists, the Vice-President of the National Genealogical Society and a Trustee of both the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. She published several books, the most popular of which was The Family Tree Problem Solver. She also published several genealogical references, the magnum opus being Opening the Ozarks:  The First Families in Southwest Missouri.



Great advice and suggestions. Made me think about my genealogy research in a whole new way.
Shofbrook | 5 andre anmeldelser | Nov 6, 2020 |
More like a textbook, this resource is for advanced genealogical methodologies. It helped me get more of a handle on what I don't yet know about searching through records and how to make sense of the data. Best for those interested in 1800 ish US pioneers, though some helpful bits in general are throughout.
kaciereads | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 9, 2020 |
This review applies to the 3rd edition (2019) of the book. Marsha Hoffman Rising's [The Family Tree Problem Solver] inspired many genealogists to move beyond basic ancestral searches to more meaningful research which meets the genealogical proof standard. Marsha died in 2010, so I was curious why a third edition bearing her name alone was being released. Although it is obvious someone edited the original work to include website addresses and even information about the FamilySearch Wiki and other resources which did not exist during Marsha's lifetime, no one takes credit for these revisions. A chapter about "tree hints" was added by Sunny Morton, a well-known popular press genealogical author, and a chapter on using DNA was written by Diahan Southard, a well-regarded genealogical DNA lecturer. Neither of these chapters lives up to the standards the original author set, weakening the overall book. While care was taken to include web addresses and resources, references to Everton's Genealogical Helper and to the censuses on CD-ROM illustrate a problem in the new edition's editing. Everton's Genealogical Helper suspended operations years ago. While a person might find a clue about someone who researched an individual or family in the past, the contact information, if the query submitter remains alive, may be dated. While a few of us still own some of those CD-ROMs, very few use them. Ancestry, FamilySearch, and other online databases provide the access we need to the censuses. The book needed to be edited more thoroughly, and someone needed to take credit for their editing and revision role with an added author. The chapter on "tree hints" just does not fit the nature of the book. It is too basic of a topic. It remains at the "search" level described by Rising rather than the "research" one. While I appreciated Diahan Southard's comments when she talked about researching specific families, the chapter did not adequately demonstrate using DNA as evidence. Also missing from the chapter was a bibliography of published case studies demonstrating how to use DNA, which Rising would have provided if she were alive. The content originally written by Rising remains valuable although researchers may need to discover resources current researchers use in place of some of those no longer available. This review is based on an advance electronic copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley with expectations of an honest review.… (mere)
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thornton37814 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2019 |
I have most of the top books in this category, and this one was still a helpful addition. Rising provided us practical advice in depth worthy of the accomplished amateur. I appreciated the reinforcement about the common mistakes. What was most valuable was coverage of complex topics like land and court terminology. It's unfortunate Rising died before she could share more wisdom.
jpsnow | 5 andre anmeldelser | Aug 6, 2018 |


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