Genealogists love manuscript sources because they are often primary sources. Because of this interest many genealogical, historical, patriotic, and lineage societies seek out and publish manuscript sources. Typically, these sources are also found in archives, libraries, and private collections. Today's Internet makes many important finding aids for manuscript collections available online.
Barbara Renick teaches at national genealogy conferences and the FamilySearch Center in Orange California; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary; and has served on the NGS and APG Board of Directors. The ‘Z’ Links page at her ZRoots.com Web site is very popular among genealogists who use it as their browser home page.