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1 The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy

Price: 43.50 USD

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, Blaine T. Bettinger

2 The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
Blaine T. Bettinger
7 x 9.125, 240 pages, paper
Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you’ll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you’ve taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing. Whether you’ve just heard of DNA testing or you’ve tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree. Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy features: Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you’ve received them Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research Part One: Getting Started Chapter 1: Genetic Genealogy Basics Chapter 2: Common Misconceptions Chapter 3: Ethics and Genetic Genealogy Part Two: Selecting a Test Chapter 4: Mitochondrial-DNA (mtDNA) Testing Chapter 5: Y-Chromosomal (Y-DNA) Testing Chapter 6: Autosomal-DNA (atDNA) Testing Chapter 7: X-Chromosomal (X-DNA) Testing Part Three: Analyzing and Applying Test Results Chapter 8: Third-Party Autosomal-DNA Tools Chapter 9: Ethnicity Estimates Chapter 10: Analyzing Complex Questions with DNA Chapter 11: Genetic Testing for Adoptees Chapter 12: The Future of Genetic Genealogy Appendices Appendix A: Comparison Guides Appendix B: Research Forms Appendix C: More Resources
Price: 28.00 USD

The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records, Carol Cook Darrow, CG and Susan Winchester, Ph.D., CPA

3 The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records
Carol Cook Darrow, CG and Susan Winchester, Ph.D., CPA

The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records - Carol Cook Darrow, CG and Susan Winchester, Ph.D., CPA. The census taker came every ten years and often missed people. The tax collector came every year and seldom missed anyone. The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records will give you the techniques to locate, read, and understand the valuable information in these annual records. Researching tax records, which date from the 1620s to the present day, can help you establish the location, real estate, personal possessions, economic status and perhaps even the occupations and family relationships of your ancestors. Learn how to find tax records, how to read these records and understand the information they provide. Chapters one and two explain techniques that will help you successfully research tax records. Subsequent chapters explain how to apply those techniques in researching head or poll taxes, real estate taxes, personal property taxes, federal taxes, inheritance taxes, and a variety of miscellaneous taxes. Tax records are especially helpful for the period before the first U.S. census in 1790 and for the period between 1880 and 1900. This is the most complete guide to researching tax records in print and includes examples from New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and more. Appendices, bibliographies, and a subject index add to the value of this work. 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 182 pp.
Price: 20.00 USD

Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography, Doug Keister

4 Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography
Doug Keister
256 pages, 4 1/2 x 9, paperback / softcover, Gibbs Smith Publishers

Price: 24.95 USD

On Your Own: How to design and construct a family history book to inform & captivate readers, Elayne and Stephen Denker

5 On Your Own: How to design and construct a family history book to inform & captivate readers
Elayne and Stephen Denker
8.5x11, 75 pages

Price: 19.95 USD

Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition, Elizabeth Shown Mills

6 Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Hardcover, 885 pages, 2015, reprinted 2008, hardback, Genealogical Publishing Company
According to the author, there are no historical resources we can trust at face value. Records simply offer evidence, and their assertions may or may not be true. To decide what actually happened, we must understand those records. To analyze that evidence and judge what to believe, we also need particular facts about those records.

Thus, Evidence Explained has two principal uses: it provides citation models for most historical sources—especially original materials not covered by classic citation guides such as The Chicago Manual of Style. Beyond that it can help us understand each type of record and identify each in such detail that we and our readers will know not only where to go to find our source, but, equally important, the nature of that source so that the evidence can be better interpreted and the accuracy of our conclusions properly appraised.


Covers all contemporary and electronic sources not discussed in traditional style manuals, including digital, audio, and video sources
Explains citation principals and includes more than 1,000 citation models for virtually every source type
Shows readers where to go to find their sources and how to describe them and evaluate them
Teaches readers to separate facts from assertions and theory from proof in the evaluation of evidence

Most Importantly Evidence Explained discusses source citations for every known class of records, including microfilm and microfiche, and records created by the new digital media:
Digital books and journals
Audio files

Everyone Needs This Book

Carry it around and consult it for the correct citation of any source you come across
Keep it constantly at your side to help you identify sources
Use it to evaluate digital and Internet sources
Make it your standard for citing sources and evaluating evidence in your day-to-day research
Also by Elizabeth Mills:
Quicksheet: Citing Online Historical Resources
Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians
Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

About Author
Elizabeth Shown Mills is a historical writer with decades of research experience in public and private records of many Western nations. Published widely in academic and popular presses Mills edited a national-level scholarly journal for sixteen years, taught for thirteen years at a National Archives-based institute on archival records and, for twenty years, has headed a university-based program in advanced research methodology. Mills knows records, loves records, and regularly shares her expertise in them with live and media audiences across three continents.

"This is an essential resource for family historians; highly recommended for all libraries."--LIBRARY JOURNAL (November 2007).

"...A key resource guide for scholars and serious researchers who must rely upon and understand historical evidence....Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above"--CHOICE (March 2008).

"If researchers purchase one book this year, it should be Evidence Explained....This 885-page work expands and updates Evidence!, published in 1997, creating the first comprehensive style manual for genealogical writing and publishing....Despite the book's heft, serious researchers will heartily welcome this comprehensive work. In standardizing a family history style, Mills has advanced the discipline. She has given genealogical researchers, writers, editors, and publishers invaluable new tools to bring quality and consistency to their work and distinction to the field."--NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY (September 2007), p. 233.

"...more than 1,000 citation models covering print, microfilm, microfiche, Web sites, digital books and journals, DVDs, CDs, audio files, podcasts, and excellent purchase for academic and larger public libraries."--BOOKLIST.

This remarkably useful book is the definitive guide for how to cite every conceivable kind of source that a historian might use, from traditional archival materials to digital media to the most arcane sources imaginable. This volume will be indispensable to every serious scholar, writer, and editor."--JOHN B. BOLES, Editor, THE JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY (August 2007).

"Twenty-first century technology confronts historians, genealogists, and students with a bewildering proliferation of information--some of it accurate and too much of it dubious. In Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace Elizabeth Shown Mills demonstrates how to separate the wheat from the chaff--and how to report one's sources and achievements. This encyclopedic guidebook is an invaluable resource for genealogists and historians, students and editors alike."--JON KUKLA, author of Mr. Jefferson's Women and A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America.

"Carry it around and look up the correct citation of any source you come across. Keep it at your side to help you identify sources and use it to evaluate digital and internet sources. This is the very latest source you will have to guide you in the modern age"--BLUEGRASS ROOTS (Fall 2007).

"Evidence more than a mere expansion of Evidence! Citations and Analysis for the Family Historian. As a transition, it is the next generation of genealogical and historical documentation style guide and will likely remain so for years to come. It should be on every genealogist's shelf to be consulted often"--NEW MEXICO GENEALOGIST (March 2008).
Price: 59.95 USD

Historic German Newspapers Online, Ernest Thode

7 Historic German Newspapers Online
Ernest Thode
234 pages
For genealogical research, German-language newspapers are at least as useful as their English language counterparts. Astonishingly, there are now approximately 2,000 historic German-language newspapers online at numerous public, private, and commercial websites. The combined newspapers (fifty years and older) comprise billions of pages and refer to millions of individuals. Since most of these digitized papers are fully searchable, this guide to the newspapers, indicating newspaper title, place of publication, date range, and website, is a key to a mother lode of information found in German-language papers and is a revolutionary new tool for German genealogy research.
Price: 24.95 USD

Crafting a Personal Family History: A Guide Plus A Case Study of the Hinds Family in New York's Adirondack Mountains, Harold E Hinds, Jr

8 Crafting a Personal Family History: A Guide Plus A Case Study of the Hinds Family in New York's Adirondack Mountains
Harold E Hinds, Jr

Crafting a Personal Family History establishes the basic principles necessary to successfully research and document a person family history. In most cases only a fragmentary record of an ancestor's life will have survived, and those traces will tend to cluster around only a few topics. So it is in the Hinds case study presented. Analysis of those traces is essential: so analysis is made transparent in the text. Other approaches are briefly presented in an appendix. Praise for Crafting a Personal Family History: Harold Hinds, in this ground-breaking and valuable textbook, applies his unsurpassed scholarship and experience as an academic historian to the fledgling field of personal family history. Providing both theory and practical example, Hinds makes a significant contribution that seekers of ancestors will find not only helpful, but enlightening. He has demonstrated vividly and convincingly that exploiting oft-neglected local and regional materials and analyzing them diligently in light of the time and place of their creation, can reveal -- even when the forebears are unexceptional folk from Ireland -- an engaging, often surprising, sometimes shocking family saga well worth telling. John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., author of Only a Few Bones About the Author: Harold E. Hinds, Jr is Distinguished Research Professor of History at the University of Minnesota-Morris
Price: 24.95 USD

Zap The Grandma Gap: Connect With Your Family by Connecting Them To Their Family History, Janet Hovorka

9 Zap The Grandma Gap: Connect With Your Family by Connecting Them To Their Family History
Janet Hovorka

Are the youth in your family more attached to their iPod or laptop screen than they are to you? How do you connect to your family members and form the kind of close relationships that will support and strengthen them as they grow into successful and grounded adults?
Teaching your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and even your brothers and sisters about their family history can create strong bonds in your family and become a framework that protects and empowers your relationships.
Family history connects family members in a way that is personal and unique to your family. It especially gives children the power to identify with personal heroes, learn life lessons and gain a broad, wise perspective on life.
You may be thinking, sure but my family’s eyes roll back in their heads and they suddenly have pressing engagements they have to attend to when we start to talk about family history. Super Grandma comes to the rescue. In the new book Zap the Grandma Gap : Connect With Your Family by Connecting Them To Their Family History, you’ll find specific ideas, examples and step by step instructions to take your family history from snoring and boring to exciting and inviting. Super Grandma will teach you all the tips and tricks to connect you and your family back to your own super grandmas and grandpas in simple and easy ways that will bind your family together and strengthen your relationships. You’ll find specific tips on ideas such as:
• Applying your family history to your current family member’s interests
• Utilizing social networking to teach your family about their past
• Honoring past family members through the plants inside and landscaping around your home
• Exploring your ancestor’s skills and talents by creating a project or taking a class together
• Establishing traditional food heritage such as historic family recipes or even a gingerbread house of the family home
• Collecting and archiving the jewels in your family history to ensure future curiosity
• Navigating the rough spots in your family history

Early reviews include: "If you are looking for concrete ideas for sharing your family history and inspiring the next generation, look no further than this book. The personal stories and worthwhile activities make this an enjoyable read, and an ongoing resource to every genealogist. Janet's passion for the power of family history in the lives of today's busy families shines throughout the pages!" Lisa Louise Cooke, Author and host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast.
• “Janet Hovorka has provided a book overflowing with valuable ideas and suggestions for involving the "younger" generation in genealogy, perhaps without them even knowing about what you are trying to do. This book succeeds in being both entertaining and informative in a way that makes sense rather than preaches.” James Tanner, author of The Guide to FamilySearch Online and
• “Zap the Grandma Gap is a handy toolbox brimming with inspiration and ideas for getting the “family” into family history. You’ll be grateful for the guidance as well as the casual and supportive way in which it is delivered.” Amy Coffin, author of and The Big Genealogy Blog Book.
• “This book is a must-read for everyone who treasures family history and wants to make it come alive for future generations." Suzanne Curley Director, Riverton FamilySearch Library
• “Zap The Grandma Gap is not only a good read but a great reference book for creating fun family centered activities that treasures and builds firm family values.” Holly T. Hansen, President Family History Expos Inc.

About the Author: Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in Ancient Near Eastern History and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from BYU. She helped people at the BYU library with their family history research but was completely uninterested in her own. Now, she and her husband Kim Hovorka own Family ChartMasters ( —official, award winning printers for most of the genealogy software and database companies. She is currently serving as President of the Utah Genealogical Association and teaches courses in library skills and genealogy at Salt Lake Community College. Janet inherited a large amount of genealogy from her mother and grandmother, both wonderful genealogists who lived family history in a way that was attractive and inviting. Eventually Janet woke up to the soul satisfaction of learning about her past. Most recently she has found great joy in encouraging her teenage children's genealogical interests. Understanding the good and the bad in her own family history has helped her deal with her children and husband, and even her extended family in a more healthy way. Janet writes the The Chart Chick blog (, has written for numerous genealogy publications, and has presented 100s of lectures all over the world to help people learn more about their past.
Price: 19.95 USD

Branching Out: Genealogy for 1st - 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1 - 15, Jennifer Holik

10 Branching Out: Genealogy for 1st - 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1 - 15
Jennifer Holik

Parents and teachers looking for a how-to genealogy book for 1st - 3rd grade children need to look no further. In Branching Out, a new series available from Generations, author and professional genealogist Jennifer Holik provides parents and teachers with the tools they need to teach genealogical research skills to younger children. Through fifteen fun and educational lessons, children will learn the foundations of genealogy and how to begin research on a level that they can understand and enjoy. Each lesson contains a clearly defined goal, all necessary vocabulary, additional reading assignments, and lesson and homework assignments to extend understanding of the concept. About the author: Jennifer Holik is a genealogical research professional and the owner of Generations. She has a BA in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Jennifer has over sixteen years of research and writing experience and writes several blogs including Kids' Genealogy, Chicago Family History and Family History Research. She has authored articles for local and national genealogical publications. She is a freelance writer for's Chicago Genealogy column. Her book, To Soar with the Tigers, originally written for adults, will be released in juvenile form by early 2013. Jennifer also lectures in the Chicagoland area on using technology with genealogy and finishing the stories of your military ancestors.
Price: 24.95 USD

How to Use Evernote for Genealogy:   A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize Your Research and Boost Your Genealogy Productivity, Kerry Scott

11 How to Use Evernote for Genealogy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize Your Research and Boost Your Genealogy Productivity
Kerry Scott
Paperback, 240 pages, 8x10"
Harness the powerful, timesaving organization features of Evernote's free software and mobile apps to manage your genealogy research. This comprehensive user guide explains how to organize all kinds of genealogy clues--from notes and e-mails to vital records and audio files--so the information is easily searchable, accessible on any device, and automatically backed up in the cloud. Step-by-step instructions show you how to organize research materials, analyze research clues, collaborate with cousins, and share your family history. Whether you're an Evernote newbie or dedicated user, How to Use Evernote for Genealogy will change your research life--by showing you how this free tool can make you a better, more efficient genealogist. Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Evernote Chapter 2: Getting Started in Evernote Chapter 3: Organizing in Evernote Chapter 4: Finding Data in Evernote Chapter 5: Taking Advantage of Tags Chapter 6: Using Different Types of Data Chapter 7: Sharing and Collaborating Chapter 8: Putting It All Together Chapter 9: Syncing and Securing Your Evernote Data on Mobile Devices Chapter 10: Enhancing Evernote with External Tools Chapter 11: Protecting Your Work Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Appendix A: Evernote Quick Reference Guide Appendix B: Census Extraction Templates Appendix C: Genealogy Conference Planner Appendix D: Research Worksheets
Price: 23.00 USD



12 Alsace-Lorraine - Atlantic Bridge to Germany
Linda M. Herick and Wendy K. Uncapher
192 pages. many maps

Price: 24.95 USD

The Name Is the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist, Lloyd Bockstruck

13 The Name Is the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist
Lloyd Bockstruck
88 pages
Names, like people, have lives of their own, which is why Lloyd Bockstruck’s new book about the serendipity and life’s choices that can alter our family names is must-reading for every researcher. Mr. Bockstruck, one of America’s foremost genealogists and the former genealogy librarian at the Dallas Public Library, has distilled the wisdom of a lifetime about the vagaries of names into this work. Eminently readable, The Name IS the Game is a collection of illustrations and cautionary tales that can help family historians surmount the obstacles or avert the pitfalls associated with naming practices throughout the centuries.

The book is divided into five chapters, and it engages the reader at the get-go. For instance, in the introductory first chapter Bockstruck relates a number of first-hand accounts that fostered his early fascination with names, such as his initial failure to find the tombstone of German great-aunt Barbara Baker (born Barbara Becker). The introduction’s high point is the incredible story of the peregrinating Scots colonist Ian Ferguson, whose name was recorded as Johann Feuerstein when he was among the Pennsylvania Palatine immigrants, and was later recorded as John Flint when he moved to Philadelphia. Two generations later, one of his grandsons, Peter Flint, moved to Louisiana, where he was recorded as Pierre a Fusil, only to end up as Peter Gunn when he settled in Texas after the Civil War.

“Chapter 2: Forenames” discusses the ancestral clues that are inherent in names. Did you know, for example, that the German forenames Franz and Xavier were predominantly used by Roman Catholics? Similarly, if the father of an unborn child died before the baby’s birth, the child might have been named Ichabod. And Doctor was often used as a nickname for the seventh son in a family because it was believed that a seventh son had an intuitive knowledge of the use of herbs.

The “Surname” section of the book (Chapter 3) is the longest, and it covers lots of territory. Topics include maiden names, spelling, surname misinterpretation, aliases, military influences, changes in language, dialects, surname abbreviations, and much more. Among the lessons learned by Mr. Bockstruck: (1) Database indexers have transformed the names Farmer into Turner, Martin into Mortin, and Warren into Warner, among others. (2) In Virginia records, the actual William Hastin has appeared as William Heaston and William Hasting; in New England, the Andros family is also recorded as Andrews; and runaway servant William Wyatt, after fleeing from Virginia to North Carolina, used the name John Murphey. (3) Interesting things happen when individuals shorten their names--John DeLong might later show up as John D. Long; William Arrowsmith might have become William A. Smith; and John Essman might have reverted to John S. Mann. The examples abound!

By the time the reader has consumed the two short final chapters, covering toponyms (place names) and change of name statutes respectively, he/she will be much more cognizant that a name change may be the actual cause of an ancestor’s “disappearance,” and, best of all, will possess the tools for finding the missing antecedent.
Price: 16.95 USD

Discover English Parish Registers, Paul Milner

14 Discover English Parish Registers
Paul Milner
paperback, 52 pages, index, colour pages
English parish records are a fundamental source for English research. In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why the records were created, beginning in 1538, what the records look like and what information they contain. A well-illustrated case study, with plenty of twists and turns, shows why care is needed to trace back in time from one generation to the next. The guide continues by explaining how and where to get access the records, (online, microfilm, originals or in print) and concludes by explaining what to do when you can’t find your ancestors in the records.

Here is a practical guide that will help the beginner to avoid mistakes in climbing the family tree, yet the depth and details are here to assist the experienced researcher in understanding how to get the most from parish registers. This publication is a definitive guide to English parish registers that you will wish you had when you first started your research.

Introduction and how to use this book
Original and law regarding English parish records
- Parish orgiinal and locations
- Laws regarding English parish registers
- 1634 Act of Supremacy
- 1538 Orders establishing parish registers
- 1597 Changes to parish registers
- 1653-1660 Commonwealth changes
- 1666-1679 Burying in Woollen Acts
- 1733 Conversion to English requires
- 1753 Act for the preventing of Cladestine Marriages
- 1763 Age changes
- 1783 Stamp Act
- 1812 George Rose Act affecting baptisms and burians
- 1837 Civil registration
- Summary table
What to the parish registers contain?
- Baptism registers (illegitimacy, adoption)
- Marriage registers (civil marriages 1653-1660, marriages under Canon Law and clandestine marriages, post 1837, marriage research)
- Burial registers
Case study
- FamilySearch
- Original records
Finding church records
- Search tips
- Free websites
- Commercial websites
Why can't I find my ancestor in the parish registers?
- You are looking in the wrong place
- Your ancestors were nonconformists
- There are too many people with the same name
- The baptism was not recorded
- The marriage was not recorded
- Misleading clues
Ten things to remember when using parish registers

Price: 14.50 USD

German Census Records, 1816-1916: The When, Where, And How Of A Valuable Genealogical Resource, Roger P Minert, Ph.D., A.G

15 German Census Records, 1816-1916: The When, Where, And How Of A Valuable Genealogical Resource
Roger P Minert, Ph.D., A.G
260 pp; 8.5x11
Special Price: $29, regular price: $34.95 After wondering for several years why American researchers know very little about German census records, my good friend, Dr. Roger Minert, found an opportunity to live in Europe for six months to investigate them. He was sure that many existed, but he could find very little information about them. While in Europe, he learned that even German researchers know very little about their census records! How could such a potentially important resource be lost to obscurity? In a new book, written in English, researchers can now learn where and when German census records were compiled, as well as why and how. The author also describes state by state the content of census records and explains how surviving census documents can be located. This is groundbreaking information, of enormous value to anyone researching their German roots. Would you like additional information about your family in old country? The information found in the parish registers is key to your research, but there's often even more family information to find in the German census records. The following Table of Contents is found in the volume: Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: A History of Census Records in the German States Chapter 2: The Census of 1867: The Great Transition Chapter 3: Census Records during the German Empire 1871-1918 Chapter 4: Census Records in the German States from 1816 to 1864 Chapter 5: Anhalt Chapter 6: Baden Chapter 7: Bayern [Bavaria] Chapter 8: Brandenburg Chapter 9: Braunschweig [Brunswick] Chapter 10: Bremen (Hansestadt Bremen) Chapter 11: Elsaß-Lothringen {Alsace-Lorraine] Chapter 12: Hamburg (Hansestadt Hamburg) Chapter 13: Hannover [Hanover] Chapter 14: Hessen [Hesse] Chapter 15: Hessen-Nassau [Hesse-Nassau] Chapter 16: Hohenzollern Chapter 17: Lippe Chapter 18: Lübeck (Hansestadt Lübeck) [Luebeck] Chapter 19: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Chapter 20: Mecklenburg-Strelitz Chapter 21: Oldenburg Chapter 22: Ostpreußen [East Prussia] Chapter 23: Pommern [Pomerania] Chapter 24: Posen Chapter 25: Reuß älterer Linie [Reuss Elder Line] Chapter 26: Reuß jüngere Linie [Reuss Younger Line] Chapter 27: Rheinprovinz [Rhineland Province] Chapter 28: Sachsen-Altenburg [Saxe-Altenburg] Chapter 29: Sachsen-Meiningen [Saxe-Meiningen] Chapter 30: Königreich Sachsen [Kingdom of Saxony] Chapter 31: Sachsen-Meiningen [Saxe-Meiningen] Chapter 32: Provinz Sachsen [Province of Saxony] Chapter 33: Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach [Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach] Chapter 34: Schaumburg-Lippe Chapter 35: Schlesian [Silesia] Chapter 36: Schleswig-Holstein Chapter 37: Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Chapter 38: Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Chapter 39: Waldeck Chapter 40: Westfalen [Westphalia] Chapter 41: Westpreußen [West Prussia] Chapter 42: Württemberg [Wuerttemberg] Chapter 43: German Census Records from 1816-1916: What Do We Know Now? Chapter 44: Conclusions Appendix A: Writing to Archives in Germany, France, and Poland Appendix B: Conducting Census Research in Archives in Germany, France and Poland Appendix C: Interesting Documents Relating to German Census Campaigns Appendix D: The States of Germany in 1871 Bibliography Index
Price: 29.00 USD

Mastering Genealogy Proof, Thomas W. Jones

16 Mastering Genealogy Proof
Thomas W. Jones

As a unique textbook on genealogical methods and reasoning in the twentyfirst century, Mastering Genealogical Proof guides readers in acquiring genealogical skills transcending chronological, ethnic, geopolitical, and religious boundaries.

Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with problems providing practice for proficiently applying the chapter’s concepts. Those problems, like examples throughout the book, use real records, real research, and real issues. Answers are at the back of the book along with a glossary of technical terms and an extensive resource list.

Chapter 1 - Genealogy’s Standard of Proof
Chapter 2 - Concepts Fundamental to the GPS
Chapter 3 - GPS Element 1: Thorough Research
Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations
Chapter 5 GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation
Chapter 6 GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence
Chapter 7 GPS Element 5: The Written Conclusion
Chapter 8 - Using the GPS
Chapter 9 - Conclusion
Appendix A - Pritchett Article
Appendix B - McLain Article
Reading and Source List
Answers to exercises

Thomas W. Jones, who has pursued his family history since he was fifteen, is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator.
Price: 24.95 USD



17 German Maps & Facts for Genealogy
Wendy Uncapher and Linda Herrick
72 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, paperback, Origins
This book points out the uniqueness of Germany in over 100 maps including detailed historic maps of kingdoms, duchies, and principalities, to hand-rendered maps showing the religion of the states, location of major rivers, what was included in Prussia and more! Also population charts; timelines showing why people left, where they left from, and where they were heading; migration figures; terms; lists of rivers, forests, mountains; and much more.
Price: 19.95 USD


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