Searching for a person or a family? Why not see if someone else if searching
for them too. While the internet has helped many fill in many gaps, making it
much easier to track down missing information, it still has some way to go
before being a truly comprehensive source. In the meantime, the 'Genealogical
Research Directory' (GRD) provides an invaluable list of contacts to fellow
family historians, some of whom may be researching the same lines as you. What's
more, because the GRD is used worldwide, it can help you track down ancestors
who left these shores for a new life overseas - in particular England, Canada,
the USA and Australia are all well covered.
First published in 1981 (in book form) and published yearly since then (in
book and more recently on CD-ROM as well), the GRD is now is in its 27th year.
Each issue contains newly submitted entries, either from previous entrants or
first-time users of the Directory, so you're guaranteed new information with
each new edition.
Covering entries that have been submitted worldwide, with approx. 70,000
research queries this is the ultimate must-have research guide. Divided into
various sections the main one is the Surname Index, but you will also find
persons researching a Topic or Subject, and others researching just one surname,
these are listed in the One-Name Section. Also included is a listing of
genealogical societies listed from numerous countries worldwide, and many
adverts from various genealogical organisations or suppliers.
Introduction: How to Use the GRD
Directory of Surnames
One Name Studies
Contributors: Addresses, Telephone, Fax and Email Numbers
List of Genealogical Societies
Professional Services Index
Genealogical Research Directory 2007 - softcover
Genealogical Research Directory 1994-2007 - CD-ROM