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General Genealogy and Research Methods
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
Changes at major repositories and online information providers have caused new citation and analysis challenges for researchers. Find revised citation models, added descriptions and more.
The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy
This book addresses the difficult task of finding women in traditional sources, and how individual states’ laws, records, and resources can be used in determining female identity.
Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards
An invaluable resource for professional genealogists, students, and family history researchers. Learn invaluable information and advice on topics ranging from genetic genealogy to preparing books for press.
Evidence!: Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian
This book is invaluable for beginners, who want to avoid mistakes in their research, and for advanced researchers, who are seeking guideposts to map their own course precisely.
History for Genealogists: Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors
Using a vast array of historical time lines, this is the one history book all genealogists should own when they are searching for fresh clues or hoping to understand what made their ancestors tick.
Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family Legends
Sustainable Genealogy explains how to avoid the traps many family historians can fall into—whether it’s a proud family legend, a venerable publication, or the claims of an Internet family tree.
Unpuzzling Your Past
From a step-by-step discussion of the records used in genealogical research to the investigation of family legends, this book shines a light on all facets of family history research.
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for More Successful Family History Research
Brick wall? Try gleaning advice from literary sleuths like Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes. The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, blends literary methods of deduction with genealogical expertise.
Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians
This manual is for anyone serious about genealogy from family historians to attorneys to librarians. For established genealogical professionals, it offers benchmarks to advance their skills and more.
The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy
Whether you are looking for your African, Asian, European, or Jewish ancestry, The Family Tree Toolkit guides you on how and where to begin, what records are available both online and in repositories, and much more.
The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors
Marsha Hoffman Rising’s updated bestselling book, The Family Tree Problem Solver, has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek for your brick walls. Here, you’ll find answers to genealogy’s toughest problems.
Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher
Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds.
IRISH AND SCOTTISH GENEALOGY
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
The fifth edition of this definitive Irish genealogy guidebook is easily the most useful book in Irish genealogy. Get step-by-step instructions on traditional genealogical records, civil records, land records wills, and a list of Roman Catholic parish records and source lists.
A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland
The author has drawn least three maps for every Irish county: The first county map depicts the civil parishes; the second shows the baronies and dioceses of that county; the third illustrates the poor law unions and the parishes included in the probate districts serving that county.
New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy
“Pocket Guide” is a bit of misnomer. This publication is one of the most complete and informative books on genealogical research in Ireland ever written. It covers civil and parish registers, gravestone inscriptions, the Griffith’s Valuation, tithe books, newspapers, ordnance survey memoirs, and much more.
Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond
This book is the culmination of over 50 years of historical and genealogical research by the author. It identifies the major sources and repositories for those just getting started on their research.
The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide
This in-depth guide will take you step-by-step through the exciting—and challenging—journey of discovering your Irish roots.
The Family Tree Scottish Genealogy Guide
This book will help you uncover your Scottish heritage, from identifying your immigrant ancestor to tracking down records in the old country. Learn about church records, civil registrations, censuses, and more.
In Search of Your German Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe
This book is designed to help you trace your German ancestry, not only in Germany but in all the German-speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium.
German-English Genealogical Dictionary
This book is for the family researcher who has little or no knowledge of German, but who needs German-language documents translations. The dictionary covers thousands of German terms and defines them in single words or brief phrases.
The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe
Follow your family tree back to its roots in Bavaria, Baden, Prussia, Hesse, Saxony, Wurttemburg and beyond. This in-depth genealogy guide will walk you step by step through the exciting journey of researching your German heritage.
BRITISH AND WELSH GENEALOGY
Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
The second edition of the book that has been called the Bible of British genealogy, 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.
Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research
This handbook on Welsh genealogy deals primarily with those aspects of family history research that are unique to Wales. Originally published by the Association of Family History Societies of Wales, it is considered the best book ever written on Welsh genealogy.
The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660
This is a heroic attempt to bring together from English sources a complete list of immigrants to the New World from 1607 to 1660, compiled English scholar Peter Wilson Coldham, the leading authority on early English emigration records.
The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775
Between 1614 and 1775 some 50,000 English men, women, and children were sentenced to the American colonies for a variety of crimes. The data on these involuntary colonists came from a variety of official records which the author of this work spent over fifteen years studying.
OTHER EUROPEAN GENEALOGY
The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
Trace your Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish ancestors! This convenient guide will help you discover your Northern European family history while optimizing your research time.
The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy
This in-depth guide will walk you through the exciting journey of researching your Italian famiglia both here and in Italy.
The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe
Chart your research course to find your European ancestors with the beginner-friendly, how-to instruction in this book. This one-of-a-kind collection provides invaluable information about more than 35 countries in a single source.
The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States
Most Americans with sizable New England Yankee, mid-Atlantic Quaker, or Southern “planter” ancestry are descended from medieval kings—kings of England, Scotland and France especially. This book, in two volumes, tells you how to find them.
How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records
It is not always an easy task to track down U.S. church records. This book takes researchers step-by-step through the process of identifying, locating, and gaining access to these genealogical gems.
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920
This work shows all U.S. county boundaries from 1790 to 1920. On each of the nearly 400 maps the old county lines are superimposed over the modern ones to highlight the boundary changes at ten-year intervals.
Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records
Land records are among the most valuable resources for genealogists. This invaluable guide will help you understand the various types of land records and give you the information you need to locate these records.
The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy
Arguably the best book ever written on American genealogy, it instructs the researcher in the timeless principles of genealogical research, while identifying the most current classes of records and research tools.
A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
This is the basic genealogical dictionary of early New England settlers, alphabetically arranged with relevant date information for each. It gives the name of every settler who arrived in New England before 1692 regardless of their station, rank, or fortune.
Mrs. Roser’s work provides an accurate and reliable summary of all that is presently known about the passengers of the Mayflower for the first three generations in America—names, dates, places, spouses, children, etc.
Reading Early American Handwriting
This book is designed to teach you how to read and understand the handwriting found in documents commonly used in genealogical research. It explains techniques for reading early American documents, provides samples of alphabets and more.
New York State Censuses & Substitutes
In addition to the numerous statewide official censuses taken by New York, this work contains references to census substitutes and name lists for time periods in which the state did not take an official census.
Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820
Researchers will find the names of the more than 13,000 African Americans encompassed by Mr. Heinegg’s genealogies—conveniently located in the full-name index at the back of each volume.
The Family Tree Historical Maps Book: A State-by-State Atlas of US History, 1790-1900
The maps illustrate the historical boundaries of each of the US.states as they progressed from territories to statehood and show the shifting of county boundaries and names within states over the years.
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com
This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world’s biggest genealogy website has to offer.
Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook
In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, you’ll learn how to use Ancestry.com to its full advantage, with detailed guides to searching the site’s digitized records.
Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org
This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family for free in FamilySearch’s databases and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe.
DNA and Genetic Genealogy
Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available to genealogists. This plain-English guide, newly revised and expanded, is a one-stop resource on genetic genealogy for family historians.
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