March 2010 Book Remarks

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack Premium

Previous Civil War genealogy guides have focused on soldiers’ records. But Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era by William Dollarhide (Family Roots Publishing Co.) identifies documents covering everyone from the start of the war through 1869. You’ll learn about federal and state sources, online and off.

Inspired by her Salem witch trial ancestors and her Ph.D. studies, Katherine Howe crafted The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Voice). With the pacing of a thriller, the parallel stories of 1990s grad student Connie Goodwin and Deliverance Dane in the 1690s make a compelling read. Howe gives the trials a new spin, but you may have trouble believing the ending.
Genealogist Susan Davis Faulkner uncovers local history in Early Pasco (Arcadia Publishing). Located in southeastern Washington, Pasco was a boom town during construction of the transcontinental railroad’s last spur. Faulkner tells of its history and the people instrumental in building it.

The Mexican Revolution set the Texas Rangers into action, securing the state’s borders and protecting its citizens. Charles H. Harris III, Frances E. Harris and Louis R. Sadler compiled Texas Ranger Biographies: Those Who Served, 1910-1920
(University of New Mexico Press), covering 1,782 men. The authors scoured archives for more than 30 years to detail these little-known lawmen’s lives.
From the March 2010 Family Tree Magazine