And just three or four years ago, after almost ten years as a professional genealogist, in a burst of nostalgia, I bought a copy of the 3rd edition on Ebay, for about $10. When it arrived I flipped through it briefly, reflecting on how much I've learned, and how much research has changed in the intervening years, and then put it on my bookshelf.
But how did you DO genealogy research in 1922? The internet and DNA were decades in the future, and so was microfilm. What I needed was a guide to research written back then.
So I turned to WorldCat, a world-wide library catalog. After I put in "searching for your ancestors" and saw the results, I started laughing. There, at the top of a list of over 4,000 titles, was my own book:
Reading further, I was astonished to find that he was ordained in the Episcopal Church and served as a priest in Madison, Wisconsin.
At this point I decided to take another look at my copy of Searching for Your Ancestors. I opened it up, and there on the very first page, I was astounded to see this label:
As Albert Einstein once said: