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1 A to Zax: A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists & Historians

Hearthside Books

Price: 14.95 USD



2 Carmack's Guide to Copyright & Contracts

Price: 17.50 USD



3 Courthouse Research for Family Historians

CR Publications

Price: 21.98 USD



4 Engaging the next Generation

Price: 29.95 USD



5 French Colonists and Exiles in the US

Price: 24.00 USD



6 French Five Hundred and other papers

Price: 28.00 USD



7 History for Genealogists

Price: 29.95 USD



8 How to do everything genealogy

Price: 25.00 USD



9 Land & Property Research in the United States


Price: 49.95 USD



10 Medical Miscellany

Price: 22.00 USD



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

Price: 43.50 USD

La Marine: The French Colonial Soldier in Canada, 1745-1761, Andrew Gallup and Donald F. Shaffer

12 La Marine: The French Colonial Soldier in Canada, 1745-1761
Andrew Gallup and Donald F. Shaffer
(1992), 2004, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 284 pp, Heritage Books
This work brings together information from primary and secondary sources concerning the equipment, daily life, and military service of the French colonial soldier in Canada during the final French and Indian War. Recruited in France by the Ministry of the Marine, these men were organized into independent companies-Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine-and assigned to posts throughout the French colonial empire. The marine in Canada was the only regular soldier in the colony from 1685 to 1755. His assignment to Canada was for life. After his term of service, he was expected to become a colonist. Unlike other European soldiers, the marine became part of the country in which he served. In many cases, he became as Canadian as those native born. Topics include: history, material culture, a marine's life, marine music, cannoneers-bombardiers, watercraft, and French fortifications in Canada, along with several appendices that cover such items as: the organization of a marine company in Canada, marine pay, a list of marine officers, caliber of French artillery and small arms, and Native Americans allied with the French. This book examines a military force that has been condemned or virtually ignored by historians, suggesting instead that these soldiers were an effective military force and important to the development of North America. It contains an abundance of reference material and would complement the libraries of many museums and historical sites, as well as the private collections of re-enactment enthusiasts.
Price: 26.50 USD

Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians, Brenda Dougall Merriman

13 Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians
Brenda Dougall Merriman
2010, 120pp, Paperback
Genealogical evidence is the information that allows us to identify an individual, an event in his or her life, or the relationship between individuals. In such a process, we often hear or use words such as evidence, proof, or documentation. Brenda Dougall Merriman takes readers through the genealogical process of research and identification, along the way examining how the genealogical community has developed standards of evidence and documentation, what those standards are, and how they can be applied. As a supplement to courses, workshops, and seminars, this book provides both an in-depth and inexpensive reference, perfect for compiling and checking research notes.

This book is an excellent practical reference guide to current genealogical standards and how to apply them to one’s own research. It is highly recommended for a researcher’s personal collection. --FGS Forum
Price: 19.95 USD



14 Inheritance in America: From Colonial Times to the Present
Carole Shammas, Marylyn Salmon, and Michel Dahlin
paper, 320 pages, index, bibliography
This is a highly recommended title for those researching their family history or interested in legal history.
Price: 24.95 USD



15 An Atlas of German Migration and America
Carrie Eldridge

chapters on the German Homeland in Europe, German Origins and Destinations, and America-Land of Opportunity. Numerous maps. 2002, 11x17, paper, viii+40.
Price: 20.00 USD

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

16 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



17 German-English Genealogical Dictionary
Ernest Thode
318 pages, Genealogical Publishing Company
This book is designed for the family researcher who has little or no knowledge of German but who nevertheless needs to make a translation of German-language documents. The dictionary covers thousands of German terms and defines them in single words or brief phrases. All words, symbols, and abbreviations in the dictionary were chosen on the basis of their association with genealogy, having been noted in church records, civil registration records, family correspondence, genealogical journals, ships' passenger lists, and emigration records. Among the many categories of entries included in the dictionary are family relationships, days of the week, map terms, legal terms, cardinal and ordinary numbers, roman numerals, signs of the zodiac, coins, liquid and dry measures, measures of length, place names, historical territories, geographical terms, occupations, titles, military ranks, types of taxes, illnesses, calendar days, male and female given names, heraldry, abbreviations, books of the Bible, and common genealogical words from Danish, Dutch, French, Latin, and Polish. In conjunction with a standard German-English dictionary, the user of this work should be able to make a word-by-word translation of any German document and understand it.
Price: 39.95 USD



18 Estate Inventories—How to Use Them
Kenneth L. Smith

Kenneth L. Smith Estate inventories provide the researcher with something that genealogical charts and tables cannot—a wonderful glimpse into your ancestor's personal possessions. This inventory lists a deceased person's possessions made at the order of the court charged with settling the estate. Many of these inventories are extant and available to the researcher. Some are long and involved; some are as short as a few lines. This not only tells you how to use estate inventories, but also includes a helpful glossary of uncommon words in courthouse records.
Price: 12.50 USD



19 Hessen-Nassau I - Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden - Volume 9 - Map Guide to German Parish Registers
Kevin Hansen
8.5 x 11, Softcover, Family Roots Publishing

Price: 34.95 USD



20 Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Mark Herber
873 pages, Genealogical Publishing Company
"The Bible of British genealogy" is a complete guide to British genealogy and family history. Includes more than 90 examples of major types of records and detailed lists of further reading. This is the second edition of the book that has been called the Bible of British genealogy. Originally published in 1997 in association with the Society of Genealogists (London), and now revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, Ancestral Trails enables the researcher to form a coherent picture of past generations by describing virtually every class of record in every repository and library in Britain. As the subtitle says, it is the complete guide to British genealogy and family history. To begin with, the book guides the researcher through the voluminous British archives and provides a detailed view of the records and published sources available, analyzing each record and guiding the searcher to finding-aids and indexes. The early chapters help beginners take their first steps by dealing with such matters as obtaining information from living relatives, drawing family trees, and starting research in the records of birth, marriage, and death, or in census records. Later chapters guide researchers to the records that are more difficult to find and use, such as wills, parish records, civil and ecclesiastical court records, poll books, and property records. So the book is ideal for the beginner and the experienced researcher alike, and will enable those who are persistent enough to trace their ancestry back to the Middle Ages. One of the aims of the book—entirely unique to it—is to link sources together to ensure that researchers can use material found in one source to assist a search in other sources. Another aim, somewhat more modest but equally essential, is to bring the reader up-to-date with the many important changes that have recently taken place in British genealogy. Writing in the Foreword to the new edition, John Titford remarks that “a book like this doesn’t maintain its pre-eminence in the field by resting on its laurels. The subject with which it deals has become more of a moving target in recent years that it ever was before, and the author’s sure aim and steady hand have been much in evidence as he has meticulously updated and expanded his original work. An increasing amount of material of relevance to family historians is being made available in print, on microform, on CD-ROM, and on the Internet; fresh finding aids appear and older ones become redundant; record repositories, libraries, family history societies and other interest groups appear afresh on the scene. . . . None of this has escaped the notice of the author of Ancestral Trails, and this welcome new edition, to which the phrase ‘bigger and Better’ hardly does justice, is testimony to the continuing careful attention to detail which characterised the first edition. The scope of Herber’s work is so thorough that it’s worth listing the table of contents, where chapter headings alone tell the tale: An introduction to genealogical research; Personal recollections and memorabilia; Organization of your research material; Problems encountered by researchers; Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths; Census returns; Parish registers; Churchyards and cemeteries; Directories; Combining sources of information; Archives, libraries, and family history societies; Wills and administrations; Catholic, Non-Conformist, and Jewish records; Marriage and divorce; Maps, land registration, and property records; Local and social history; Newspapers and elections; Parish and town records; Education; Records of the Army, Royal Marines, and Royal Air Force; Records of shipping and seamen; Records of trades, professions, and business; Oaths, taxation, and insurance records; Records of the civil and ecclesiastical courts; Records of the criminal courts and criminals; Peerages, the gentry, famous people, and heraldry; Tracing migrants and living relatives; Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands; Immigration, emigration, and investigation abroad; National Archives’ information leaflets; County record offices and other archives; Wills and administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Web sites for family historians. No other publication gives such comprehensive and up-to-date guidance on tracing British ancestry and researching family history. Illustrated throughout with more than ninety examples of the major record types, and with detailed lists of further reading, Ancestral Trails will be the essential companion and guide for all family historians.— Anthony Camp, former Director, Society of Genealogists
Price: 54.50 USD

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