Southern Genealogy Books

Southern Genealogy Books

The American South: A History by William J. Cooper Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill (McGraw-Hill, $53) Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree by Tony Burroughs (Fireside, $16) The Dixie Frontier: A Social History by Everett Dick (University of Oklahoma Press, $16.95) Encyclopedia...

The American South: A History by William J. Cooper Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill (McGraw-Hill, $53)

  • Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree by Tony Burroughs (Fireside, $16)

  • The Dixie Frontier: A Social History by Everett Dick (University of Oklahoma Press, $16.95)

  • Encyclopedia of Southern Culture edited by Charles Reagan Wilson and William Ferris (University of North Carolina Press, $60)

  • Frontiers in Conflict: The Old Southwest, 1795-1830 by Thomas D. Clark and John D.W. Guice (University of New Mexico Press, out of print)

  • In Search of Confederate Ancestors: The Guide by J.H. Segars (Southern Heritage Press, $10.95)

  • National Genealogical Society research guides: Research in South Carolina by GeLee Corley Hendrix, Research in Tennessee by Gale Williams Bamman, Research in Texas by Lloyd Bockstruck, Research in Virginia by Eric Grundset (each $6.50 from www.ngsgenealogy.org)

  • The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American South by Andrew K. Frank (Routledge, $17.95)

  • Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies by David H. Streets (Heritage Books, $19.50)

  • The Southern Frontier, 1670-1732 by Verner W. Crane (W.W. Norton, out of print)

  • Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor by Bertram Hawthorne Groene (Ballantine, $10)

  • Unpuzzling Your Past by Emily Croom (Betterway Books, $18.99)&#151many of the examples in this essential beginner’s guide are Southern; all but one in The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, also by Emily Croom (Betterway Books, $18.99), are Southern

    State Guides

    • Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources edited by Alice Eichholz (Ancestry, $49.95)

    • The Genealogist’s Companion & Sourcebook by Emily Croom (Betterway Books, $16.99)

    • The Handybook for Genealogists, 9th edition (Everton Publishers, $34.99)

    • The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Ancestry, $49.95)

    Cookbooks
    Can you understand the history of a region from its food? From barbecue to Cajun, “meat ‘n’ three” to catfish and cornbread, the South tempts you to try. These books will help you get cooking on your Southern culinary heritage:

    • A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and Recollections from the American South by John T. Edge (Putnam, $30)

    • Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History by John Egerton (University of North Carolina Press, $24.95)

    • The Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Companion to the South by John T. Edge (Hill Street Press, $24.95)

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