Getting Started Bundle of 5 items – 55% Off thru Saturday, Sept 17

Family Roots Publishing has packaged five popular items from 4 publishers into a “Getting Starting in Genealogy” bundle – and placed them on sale as the Day 12 items for the annual 12 Days of Christmas sale.

Click here to order the bundle. Click on the links to check out each item. Click on your back arrow to come back to this page and order.

Tracing Your Ancestors: Beginner’s Guide
Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy
Portrait of My Family
Recording Your Family History
5-Generation Primary Families Wall Chart.

Regularly $46.75, we’re making it just $21.04 thru December 17, 2016.

Two Classic New York Vital Records books – on sale as a bundle for 55% Off Thru December 17

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FRPC made a special purchase of 10,000 Vital Records of Central New York 1813-1850 and 10,000 Vital Records for Western New York 1809-1850 – two classic hard-back vital records volumes written by the late Fred Q. Bowman – for the 12 Days of Christmas Sale.

Central New York covers 15 counties, with records pulled from publications in nine towns; Baldwinsville, Binghamton, Chittenango, Corning, Elmira, Geneva, Norwich, Oxford, and Utica. Geneva lies on the border between central and western New York. Vital records from the Geneva Gazette, 1809–1829 appear in the Western New York volume. Records for Geneva from 1830 to 1850 appear in this volume.

Western New York covers 17 counties, with records pulled from publications in five towns; Batavia, Bath, Geneva, Jamestown, and Palmyra. Geneva lies on the border between central and western New York. Vital records from the Geneva Gazette, 1824–1850 appear in the Central New York volume.

We bundled the two books, and are offering them at 55% off the publisher’s MRSP. Regularly $77.00 for the two volumes, they are on sale for just $34.65 through December 17. Click here or on the illustration to purchase.

This bundle is made up of the following two volumes. Click on the links to purchase or to read the reviews.

10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850

Click here for a review of the book at GenealogyBlog.com.

and

10,000 Vital Records Records of Central New York 1813-1850

Click here for a review of the book at GenealogyBlog.com

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 – On Sale for 25% Off Thru December 17

Since the Civil War Era volume is selling so well this season, we’ve decided to run Dollarhide’s Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920 on sale for 25% off thru December 17. That’s the best price FRPC has ever offered on the volume I believe.

Click here to order the Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920 – at 25% off – just $44.96 (Reg. $59.95).

Following is a review of the volume.

The county has always been used as the basic Federal census unit. Genealogical research in the census, therefore, begins with identifying the correct county jurisdictions. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 shows county outline maps across the United States at ten-year intervals. Effectively, a map of each state’s county lines at the time of each Federal census through 1920.

This work (one of the top-five best selling genealogy books) shows all U.S. county boundaries from 1790 to 1920. The books starts with an introduction to the Federal censuses, the records, and basic facts for each enumeration. Page xxvi provides a sample map, explanation, and legend as used on the nearly 400 maps in the book. Key elements include the following:

  • Each map shows modern counties and states with a white outline
  • Black outlines show the counties as they existed at the time of the relevant census
  • modern lines which match the old boundaries also appear in black (the black overlaying the while)
  • Defunct counties appear in the index in italics
  • Dashed lines indicate boundaries through water, uncertain boundaries, etc. (sometimes noted in the “notes” section on the page)

With each map there is data on boundary changes, notes about the census, and locality finding keys. There also are inset maps that clarify territorial lines, a state-by-state bibliography of sources, and an appendix outlining pitfalls in mapping county boundaries. Other details such as major Indian treaty lines are also covered.

The volume includes an index listing all present-day counties, plus nearly all defunct counties or counties later re-named. Maps in the book are shown in chronological order, alphabetically by state.

 

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction • Federal Censuses

  • History
  • Records
  • Completeness

Sample Map

U.S. Maps, 1790–1920

State Maps

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Loisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Appendix

  • Pitfalls in Mapping Boundaries

Bibliography

  • National Projects
  • General Sources
  • State Sources

County Index, by State

 

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 is available from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: GPC5786.

Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 35% Off Thru December 17

For Day 8 of the 2016 FRPC 12 Days of Christmas sale, FRPC is offering Bill Dollarhide’s Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era at 35% off, making it just $21.42. Click on this link to order.

civil-war-era-350pw-75resMost genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide, identifies the places to look and documents to be found for ancestors during the decade, 1861-1869, as well as post-war veterans. The book is laid out first by nation-wide name lists and then by state listings in alphabetical order.

The following broad categories, as well as others, are identified within this book:

National Resources:

  • Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
  • The American Civil War Research Database
  • Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
  • General and Organizational Indexes to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  • 1883 List of U.S. Pensioners on the Roll
  • 1890 Federal Census of Union Veterans
  • Roll of Honor & Veteran Burials
  • 1865-1867 Confederate Amnesty Papers
  • Consolidated Lists of Confederate Soldiers & United Confederate Veterans Association
  • Index to Compiled Service Records

Statewide Resources:

  • Compiled Service Records (by state)
  • Index to Compiled Service Records (by state)
  • 1861-1869 State Censuses
  • 1861-1869 Statewide Name Lists
  • 1862-1869 Internal Revenue Assessment Lists
  • Statewide Militia Lists
  • Confederate Pension Applications
  • Pensioner Name Lists and censuses of Confederate Veterans
  • Indexes to Statewide Records
  • Lists of Veteran Burials; State Adjutant General Reports & state-sponsored histories

The Best Civil War Resource Centers for Local & County Research

    • Online Resources
    • Libraries & Archives

Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era – Online and Published Military or Civilian Name Lists, 1861-1869 & Post-Civil War Veteran Lists; by William Dollarhide; 2009; Soft Cover, Perfect Bound; 8.5×11; 203 pp., Reg. $32.95 – 35% Off Through December 17, 2016 – just $21.42 (plus $5.50 p&h).

Graveyards of Chicago, Second Edition – 30% Off Thru December 17 – Only $11.87

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We’ve got a good stock of Graveyards of Chicago, The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries in the FRPC warehouse – so we’re making them the featured item for day 7 of of the 2016 FRPC 12 Days of Christmas sale. The book was written by Matt Hucke and Ursula Biekski and is a second edition of a much smaller volume that was published in 1999. In fact, at 428 pages, it’s about twice the size of the extremely popular 1999 book.

The book is on sale for 30% off thru December 17, 2016. Regular $16.95, it’s just $11.87! Click here to order.

The publication of this volume was extremely exciting for me, as I have Cook County ancestry, and many ancestors and relatives buried in Chicago area cemeteries. If you follow GenealogyBlog, you probably already know this, as I’ve blogged about it a number of times. I now have a book detailing the history and other information on the burial places of my folks. The book stresses the history, art and notable people buried in the cemeteries. It also lists the address or cross streets, as well as the establishment dates for each cemetery location. If they have a website, this is given. Near the back is an index that, being subject oriented, includes the names of all people mentioned in the book, as well a cemeteries and other subjects. I’ve found it difficult to lay this book aside, as the volume has so much new information of interest to me.

The authors identify a number of classifications of cemeteries, with detailed descriptions of each. Following the list, in alphabetical order:

  • Churchyards
  • City Cemeteries
  • Frontier Graves
  • Homestead Graveyards
  • Independent Mausoleums or Columbaria
  • Institutional Cemeteries
  • Lawn-park Cemeteries
  • Memorial Parks
  • Military Cemeteries
  • Native American Burial Grounds
  • Potters Fields
  • Rural Cemeteries
  • To see his monument look around you Graves

The following is an expanded Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTIONS

by Matt Hucke

by Ursula Bielski

CITY CEMETERIES

City North

Chicago City Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery

Jewish Graceland and Hebrew Benevolent Cemeteries

Wunders Cemetery

St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery

Rosehill Cemetery

St. Henry Catholic Cemetery

Bohemian National Cemetery

St. Luke Cemetery

Montrose Cemetery

City West

All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery

St. Johannes Cemetery (Removed 2001)

Rest Haven Cemetery

Robinson Woods Indian Burial Ground

Read-Dunning Memorial Park

Irving Park Cemetery

Acacia Park Cemetery

Westlawn Cemetery

Mount Olive Cemetery

Union Ridge Cemetery

Zion Gardens Cemetery

City South

Oakwoods Cemetery

Zirngibl Grave

Mount Greenwood Cemetery

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery

St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery

SUBURBAN CEMETERIES

Metro North

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Church of The Holy Comforter

Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery

New Light Cemetery

Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum

St. Adelbert Catholic Cemetery

Sunset Memorial Gardens

All Saints Catholic Cemetery

Shalom Memorial Park and Randhill Park Cemetery

Metro West

Eden Memorial Park

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums

Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Forest Home Cemetery (including German Waldheim)

Waldheim Cemetery

Forest Home:West

Forest Home:East

Waldheim Jewish Cemeteries

Woodlawn Memorial Park

Concordia Cemetery

Altenheim Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Emblem Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

Elm Lawn Memorial Park

Oakridge Glen Cemeteries

Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery

Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery

Hinsdale Animal Cemetery and Crematory

Illinois Pet Cemetery

Bluff City Cemetery

Metro South

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums

Bethania Cemetery

Lithuanian National Cemetery

Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens, West

Evergreen Cemetery

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums

Cedar Park Cemetery

Lincoln Cemetery

Beverly Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery

Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum

Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery

Restvale Cemetery

Hazelgreen Cemetery

Burr Oak Cemetery

St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery

Bachelors Grove Cemetery

St. James Catholic Cemetery

Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums

BURIALS OUTSIDE OF CEMETERIES

BURIALS IN OUTLYING SITES

CEMETERY RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION, by Angie Johnson

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Scattered through the book are sidebar pages dealing with a number of cemetery and burial topics. I found all them them to be very interesting. Following a a list of titles for these pages:

  • The Cemetery Lady (Helen Sclair 1930-2009)
  • After the Fire: The Trouble With Cremains
  • St. Henry Catholic Cemetery
  • Jumpin that Train: Lincolns Last, Long Haul
  • Together Forever: The Many Ties That Bind
  • Material Considerations
  • The Remains of the Day: the Crash Site of Flight 191
  • 50 (Thousand) Ways to Leave Your Loved Ones: Burial Customs To Die For
  • Strong and Silent: The Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago
  • Modern Woodmen Of America
  • Freeze! A Chilling Alternative to Checking Out
  • Ceme-Prairies: The Silver Lining of Abandonment

Order Graveyards of Chicago at the Family Roots Publishing website.

If you have Cook County Ancestry, you might be interested in the following titles also:

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy

County Guides to Irish Research – 25% Off Thru December 17, 2016

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As part of the 2016 FRPC 12 Days of Christmas Sale, Family Roots Publishing is offering a number of guides to Irish research at 25% off – through December 17. These excellent guidebooks are imported directly from Flyleaf press in Ireland. Over 34.5 million Americans claim ancestry originating in Ireland. Many of these folks are searching for their Irish roots. Click on the links to purchase these titles at sale prices.

Guides to Irish Research:

In-Print Guides to Irish Research – by County:

Announcing the Release of Census Substitutes & State Census Records- 2nd Edition – 15% Off Thru December 17

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Between October and December, Family Roots Publishing has been quietly publishing and releasing a new Second Edition of Bill Dollarhide’s popular 2008 Census Substitutes and State Census Records set. We took them to our annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, and the attendees ate them up! They loved them – as I knew they would. The series is in three books, all over 270 pages each, Eastern States, Central States, and Western States. Volume Three (Western States) wasn’t available from the bindery until November 28, and we didn’t want to announce until all three books were in print, and available as a set. For this reason, we waited until our 2016 Twelve Days of Christmas Sale to make our announcement.

Note that the books are available as paperback books, PDF eBooks, or a combination thereof. See the links at the bottom of this entry.

In this Second Edition, William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records for the Eastern, Central and Western portion of the United States of America. The substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, one or more counties of a state or one or more towns in a county. Thirty-eight states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today. Often taken between Federal Decennial Census years, these records may contain unique information, and may even shed light on the lives of your ancestors that might have been on-the-move.

The Second Edition includes numerous online sources that have been posted on the Internet since the First Edition was published in 2008. This reflects the ongoing efforts of both public and private companies to digitize relevant records. Although the series is by region, and then by state, there have been numerous nationwide census and census substitute sources that have been developed in the last decade, with most posted online. For this reason, we have included a Nationwide Censuses & Substitutes chapter within Volume 3. The First Edition was printed in two volumes (Eastern & Western), while the Second Edition is now in three.

The 1st volume covers 22 eastern states, organized with these regions: Old Southwest (AL, FL, GA, &; MS); New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, & VT): Mid-Atlantic States (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, & PA); and The Old South (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV).

This 2nd volume covers 16 central states of The Old Northwest (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI); The Central Plains IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, & SD); and the more Central Southern states of (TX, OK, LA, & AR).

This 3rd volume covers 13 western states of CA, NV, AK, & HI; Nuevo Mexico (NM & AZ); The Mountain West (CO, UT, & WY); and The Oregon Country (OR, WA, ID, & MT). Also included is a full chapter on Federal Censuses and Nationwide Substitute Name Lists.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME ONE – EASTERN STATES

Chapter 1 – The Old Southwest
● Timeline – The Old Southwest
● Alabama
● Florida
● Georgia
● Mississippi

Chapter 2 – New England
● Timeline – New England
● New England Name Indexes
● Connecticut
● Maine
● Massachusetts
● New Hampshire
● Rhode Island
● Vermont

Chapter 3 – Mid-Atlantic States
● Timeline – Mid-Atlantic States
● Middle Colonies Name Indexes & Guides
● Delaware
● District of Columbia
● Maryland
● New Jersey
● New York
● Pennsylvania

Chapter 4 – The Old South
● Timeline – The Old South
● Kentucky
● North Carolina
● South Carolina
● Tennessee
● Virginia
● West Virginia

CONTENTS OF VOLUME TWO – CENTRAL STATES

Chapter 1 – The Old Northwest
● Timeline – The Old Northwest
● Illinois
● Indiana
● Michigan
● Minnesota
● Ohio
● Wisconsin

Chapter 2 – The Central Plains
● Timeline – The Central Plains
● Iowa
● Kansas
● Missouri
● Nebraska
● Dakota Territory
● North Dakota
● South Dakota

Chapter 3 – Central Southern
● Arkansas
● Louisiana
● Oklahoma
● Texas

CONTENTS OF VOLUME THREE – WESTERN STATES & NATIONAL

Chapter 1 – Sierra Pacific & Alaska
● California
● Nevada
● Hawaii
● Alaska

Chapter 2 – Nuevo Mexico
● Timeline – Arizona & New Mexico
● Arizona
● New Mexico

Chapter 3 – The Mountain West
● Colorado
● Utah
● Wyoming

Chapter 4 – The Oregon Country
● Timeline – ID/MT/OR/WA
● Idaho
● Montana
● Oregon
● Washington

Chapter 5 – Nationwide
● Federal Censuses
● National Census Substitutes

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Volume 1 – Eastern States; Volume 2 – Central States; Volume 3 – Western States & National: Substitute Name Lists for all 50 States and State Censuses for 38 States, Second Edition; by William Dollarhide; 2016; 3 volumes; 822 pages; Item FR0195

Also available as a PDF ebook bundle of the three books, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 – FR0196.

Also available as a super-bundle with Volumes 2 & 3, as well as PDF ebooks of all three volumes – FR0197.

ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTED BOOKS

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 1 – Eastern States – FR0419

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 2 – Central States – FR0421

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 3 – Western States & National – FR0423

ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PDF EBOOKS

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 1 – Eastern States – FR0419-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 2 – Central States – FR0421-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 3 – Western States & National – FR0423-PDF

ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTED AS WELL AS PDF EBOOKS

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 1 – Eastern States – FR0419-PRINTED-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 2 – Central States – FR0421-PRINTED-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 3 – Western States & National – FR0423-PRINTED-PDF

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author of the Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, acclaimed a top-5 best-selling title in genealogy. He has also authored The Census Book: A Genealogist’s Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules, and Indexes; New York State Censuses & Substitutes; Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815; and Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, as well as dozens of other titles related to genealogical research. William Dollarhide was born and raised in Seattle, lived near Salt Lake City for two decades, and now lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Bundle of the NEW Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors & German Census Records 1816-1916 – on Sale for 20% Off thru Dec. 17

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A short time back I wrote a booklet for Moorshead Magazines, titled Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors. It has sold very well. FRPC published and has been shipping Dr. Roger Minert’s new German Census Records 1816-1916 since June, and have good stocks of the volume in both soft and hard bindings.

We’ve again created a bundle of the two new publications, and discounted the bundle a full 20%. The bundle is valued at $44.90, but is on sale for only $35.92 – Now through December 17, 2016. We ran this promo earlier, and it proved to be one of the most popular sales we’ve ever run. So – we’ve added it to the 2106 FRPC Twelve Days of Christmas Sale. Click on this link to order. P&h would normally be $10 if purchased separately, but is only $5.50 as a bundle for this promotion! So that’s a savings of $13.48! Again, click on the link – or the illustration – to order.

You may also purchase either of the publications separately at 15% off during the promotional period. Click on their individual links to purchase.

Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors, by Leland K Meitzler
German Census Records 1816-1916, by Roger P. Minert, Ph.D., A.G.

Would you like more information on these books?

Click on the following links to read in-depth info on each of them, including their Table of Contents, and other details.

German Census Records Blog Post – July 28, 2016

Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors Blog Post – July 28, 2016

Click on this link or on the illustration to order the bundle of the two new books.

All Alphabetical & Reverse German Place Name Indexes – 30% off During the 12 Days of Christmas Sale – ending December 17, 2016.

Family Roots Publishing now publishes all 21 volumes of Roger Minert’s invaluable Alphabetical & Reverse German Place Name Indexes. We’re running a 30% off sale on all volumes during the 2016 Twelve Days of Christmas sale – ending December 17, 2016.

What really makes these Place Name Indexes stand out from a typical gazetteer is that they index the town both in alphabetical order and in reverse alphabetical order. Anyone who has done any research in the German parish registers has run across instances where they can read the last letters of a place (such as: place of birth, previous residence, place of marriage, etc.), but the first or second letters are illegible, making the place-name impossible to decipher. Roger’s indexes take care of that problem.

I’ve used Roger’s Reverse Indexes since he first came out with them, and wouldn’t attempt to do research in German parish registers without them. In many cases I’m able to make out the end letter of a place found in the records – but not the initial letter or two. These books quickly take care of that issue. Years ago, prior to Roger’s Indexes, I had the name of a city right in front of me, but couldn’t make it out. The first letter of the word was a mess. My friend, Kevan Hansen, having many more years experience reading German than I, was able to work out what the word was – and it took my research back another generation into Hesse – not the Pfalz where the record was found. If I’d had these indexes available to me, I’d have been able to make that leap myself. So, okay – I no longer have any excuses!

The German reverse alphabetical indexes are key to doing research in the parish registers of the German states. The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is missing. This is a common problem caused by torn or moldy pages, ink-blots, tight bindings, poor microfilm quality, etc. By using this index, the researcher can also determine the official spelling for towns when variant spellings occur in old records. The book includes a regular alphabetical index of all the towns in the province as well as regular and reverse alphabetical listings of the German kingdoms, duchies, principalities, counties, rivers, mountain ranges, and other geopolitical and topographical entities.

The following “Identifying Place Names Using Alphabetical and Reverse Alphabetical Indexes” Published by Family Roots Publishing, are available.

    Alsace-Lorraine-50pw

  • Alsace-Lorraine Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 6,350 Alsace-Lorraine place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Baden Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 2050 Baden place names.
    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Bavaria Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 29,300 Bavaria place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Brandenburg Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 5,900 Brandenburg place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Braunschweig/Oldenburg/Thuringia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1550 Braunschweig, 3050 Oldenburg, and 1400 Thuringia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • East Prussia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 8,450 East Prussia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Hanover Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 8250 Hanover place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Hesse Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1750 Hesse place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Hesse-Nassau Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 4,200 Hesse-Nassau place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Mecklenburg Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 2,950 Mecklenburg place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Palatinate Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1,650 Palatinate place names.
    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • PDF EBook: Palatinate Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1,650 Palatinate (Pfalz) place names.

    This Reverse Alphabetical Index is in the form of a PDF ebook. It allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Pomerania Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 7,000 Pomerania place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Posen Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 5,750 Posen place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Rhineland Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 4,950 Rhineland place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Kingdom of Saxony Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 3,650 Kingdom of Saxony place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Province of Saxony Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 4,950 Province of Saxony place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Schleswig-Holstein (with Bremen/Hamburg/Lübeck) Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 6,750 Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Silesia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 8,350 Silesia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • West Prussia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 5,100 West Prussia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Westphalia (with Hohenzollern/Lippe/Schaumberg-Lippe/Waldeck) Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 7,050 Westphalia, Hohenzollern, Lippe-Schaumberg, and Lippe-Waldeck place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Württemburg Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 7,250 Württemburg place names.

The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.

Other Books By Roger Minert:

Bundle of 2 Genealogy Pocket Reference Guides – 35% off thru December 17, 2016 – Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas 2016

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Family Roots Publishing has sold thousands of reference books in our time. Two of the most popular guides are the Genealogist’s U.S. History Pocket Reference, and the Family Tree Pocket Reference. These two books are loaded with information helpful to the genealogist.

We’ve put together a bundle of the 2 books and discounted it 35%. Regularly $29.90, we’ve dropped the price 35% to $19.44 (plus $5.50 p&h). The sale runs thru December 17.

Click on the links to see each of the items at their own webpage. Click on your back arrow to return to this page.

Do you have one of these books, but would like the other? We discounted each of the books 20% for this sale at their respective web pages.

Owner Unknown: Your Guide to Real Estate Treasure Hunting- 1 Cent- Just pay 5.50 USA p&h

Here’s another book we have overstocks of and must move out of the warehouse.

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Owner Unknown: Your Guide to Real Estate Treasure Hunting ; by Jay D. Segel; Published: 1991, Reprinted: 1992; Hardcover; 129 pp; 6×9; ISBN 9780806312958; Item CF5290

$20 normaL MSRP – we’re making it just 1 cent. USA sales only. Just pay $5.50 postage (or only $2.50 postage as a second book with any other book purchased at the same time.)

Click Here or on the illustration to order.

This book shows you how to discover and take possession of unclaimed real estate. Parcels of untitled, untaxed land, of unknown ownership, exist in many states and are ripe for the taking. With the aid of public records, particularly tax records and probate files, it’s very possible to find a parcel of owner-unknown land, identify a previous owner, determine the last known owner, trace the heirs, and acquire deeds to the tract from these heirs. Your skills, diligence, and commitment to project resolution can pay dividends in pleasure and profit.

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Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans – only 1 Penny – Just pay $8 P&H – USA Sales – Nov 22 & 23, 2016 Only

Family Roots Publishing has found that we have several cases of these books in stock, and want to blow them out. We’re making them just 1 cent Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29 and 30, 2016. Buyers need just pay the $8 p&h.

Following is a review:

In his History of New Hampshire, historian Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole attempts to answer the question, “What makes a man prominent?” In his words:

“Whoever has helped notably in the great march of human progress deserves credit therefor in the popular estimation. Abilities, character and achievement make men prominent. Learning and money may be helpful, but they are not enough; without character they may the sooner sink one into oblivion.”

This seems to me as good as any definition. By whatever scale of prominence men have chosen to use, historians has provided us with tales, biographies, and accounts of men deemed important in their own right. Histories are written of events from those that changed the world to the deeds of men known only in their own communities. Either way, research can help uncover these men and their deeds. Family historians should take note that many of these histories contain vital genealogical data about not only individuals of prominence, but also their families, their acquaintances, and those with whom they interact, fixing these individual in time and place.

Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans, by William S. Speer, is a prime example of a selective history of men in Tennessee. By whatever right the Honorable William Speer though these men important, he has immortalized their names through the written word. First published in 1888, Speer selected 259 men from 19th century Tennessee for his historical record. “It is this kind of unique first-hand biographical information that makes Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans unequaled in the canon of Tennessee genealogical literature. Not only did compiler William S. Speer have the unparalleled opportunity to interview a number of the featured Tennesseans himself, he also was able to garner–and include in this book–thousands and thousands of names of their family members, friends, and colleagues.” Republished in 2008, this type of book is a treasure to both those interested in Tennessean history as well as to genealogists.

As would be hoped, these sketches include many details about the lives of these men and their families. Speer offers, often extraordinary, insight into the personal, professional, and sometimes even physical characteristics that made each of these men a success. A complete list of names, or even surnames, would be too lengthy to list here. However, below is a list of surnames of those men highlighted in this book.

 

Pick up a copy of Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans from Family Roots Publishing; Regular Price: $45. Just 1 penny November 22 and 23 – Just pay the $8 P&H.

 

Surnames featured in the book:

  • Anderson
  • Arrington
  • Atkins
  • Atlee
  • Baptist
  • Barrett
  • Bartlett
  • Bate
  • Baxter
  • Bearden
  • Bibb
  • Black
  • Blankenship
  • Boynton
  • Bradford
  • Briggs
  • Brockway
  • Brown
  • Buchanan
  • Buist
  • Burney
  • Burns
  • Burrus
  • Butler
  • Callender
  • Campbell
  • Chester
  • Childress
  • Clapp
  • Clift
  • Coldwell
  • Cole
  • Conner
  • Cooper
  • Cowan
  • Craft
  • Cullom
  • Dake
  • Dashiell
  • Deaderick
  • DeWitt
  • Dibrell
  • Dickens
  • Dodd
  • East
  • Elder
  • Elliott
  • Erskine
  • Estes
  • Evans
  • Eve
  • Ewing
  • Fain
  • Fentress
  • Ferriss
  • Fleming
  • Folsom
  • Foote
  • Foster
  • Frayser
  • Freeman
  • Frierson
  • Frizzell
  • Fulkerson
  • Gantt
  • Gaines
  • Gallaway
  • Gardenhire
  • Gaut
  • Gibson
  • Glass
  • Godwin
  • Golliday
  • Goodbar
  • Grant
  • Graves
  • Green
  • Greer
  • Hadden
  • Hall
  • Haller
  • Harding
  • Hardwick
  • Harrell
  • Harris
  • Harrison
  • Haynes
  • Heiskell
  • Henderson
  • Henning
  • Hill
  • Holman
  • Holmes
  • Houk
  • House
  • Howell
  • Hughes
  • Humes
  • Ingersoll
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jordan
  • Keating
  • Kennedy
  • Key
  • Killebrew
  • King
  • Kyle
  • Larkin
  • Latta
  • Lea
  • Ledgerwood
  • Lidsley
  • Lipscomb
  • Livingston
  • Looney
  • Long
  • McAdoo
  • McBride
  • McConnell
  • McDowell
  • McFarland
  • McFerrin
  • McGuire
  • McMurray
  • McNeal
  • McTyeire
  • McWhirter
  • Maddin
  • Marchbanks
  • Marks
  • Martin
  • Mathes
  • Maruy
  • Meek
  • Menees
  • Mitchell
  • Morgan
  • Moore
  • Mumford
  • Muse
  • Neal
  • Neely
  • Neilson
  • Nelson
  • Netherland
  • Nichol
  • Nichols
  • Nicholson
  • Overton
  • Paine
  • Palmer
  • Patterson
  • Pettibone
  • Phillips
  • Pitman
  • Plunket
  • Porter
  • Quarles
  • Rambaut
  • Randolph
  • Reid
  • Richardson
  • Roberts
  • Robison
  • Rodgers
  • Rose
  • Safford
  • Sanford
  • Saunders
  • Scobey
  • Sears
  • Senter
  • Shearer
  • Sheppard
  • Shields
  • Simonton
  • Smith
  • Smitheal
  • Smithson
  • Staley
  • Stark
  • Stephens
  • Stewart
  • Stockell
  • Stokes
  • Tarver
  • Taylor
  • Temple
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Thornburgh
  • Thornton
  • Thurman
  • Tinnon
  • Trewhitt
  • Trousdale
  • Turley
  • Turney
  • Ussery
  • Vance
  • Van Deman
  • Van Dyke
  • Vertrees
  • Wade
  • Ward
  • Warder
  • Watson
  • White
  • Whitthorne
  • Wilder
  • Williamson
  • Wilson
  • Wood
  • Woods
  • Wright
  • Young

Dollarhide American Migration Routes Bundle – 50% Off

For many years, Bill Dollarhide’s Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815 has been the go-to book for understanding migration in early America. Bill actually has three migration routes products. The book, and two Insta-Guides.

For just November 22 and 23 (Tuesday and Wednesday), Family Routes Publishing is bundling the 3 items and discounting the price by 50%. Regularly $35.85, the price is just $17.93 for all three items (plus $5.50 p&h)

Click here to order the bundle.

Following are descriptions of the three separate guides.

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MAP GUIDE TO AMERICAN MIGRATION ROUTES, 1735-1815; by William Dollarhide; 8.5×11; perfect bound; b&w; Item # A0140
Family researchers need to locate and understand the early American migration routes their ancestors may have traveled. In this book, acclaimed author, William Dollarhide, shows these early roadways with well-researched and consistently drawn maps. Dollarhide’s guide begins with the King’s Highway of 1735 from Boston to Charleston and ends with the roads that resulted from the War of 1812 in the Old Southwest. These maps provide critical information for researchers trying to locate the passages of early migration in America.

The Following is from the Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Colonial Roads to 1750
  • The Boston Post Road and the King’s Highway
  • The Lancaster Road
  • The Fall Line Road
  • The Great Valley Road
  • The Pioneer’s Road
  • The Upper Road
  • Colonial Roads, 1750-1775
  • Braddock’s Road
  • Forbes’ Road
  • The Wilderness Road
  • New York Migrations
  • Roads to the Ohio Country
  • Zane’s Trace
  • The Nashville Road
  • The National Road
  • Roads to the Old Southwest
  • The Natchez Trace
  • The Federal Horse Path
  • The Ways South After 1815
  • Notes and References
  • Index

Maps and Illustrations

  • The King’s Highway
  • Colonial Roads to 1750
  • Braddock’s Road and Forbes’ Road, 1775-1758
  • The Way West, 1775-1795
  • New York Migrations
  • State Land Cessions
  • Ohio River Flatboat
  • The Ohio Country 1787-1800
  • The National Road, 1818-1838
  • Principal Lines of the Old Southwest, 1797-1822
  • New Orleans – Washington, 1806
  • Indian Cession Dates in the Old Southwest
  • The Ways South After 1815

These maps can be used as a method of understanding the places where ancestors may have passed or settled in route to their final destination, giving certain clues to where family records are kept today.

This book is invaluable for anyone doing colonial historical or genealogical research – and one that I would not be without!

COLONIAL WAGON ROADS INSTA-GUIDE
It often began with a road.

“Genealogists need to know the places their ancestors lived before they will have any success in finding records for a person. Most documents naming a person are still located near the place the person lived, e.g. In a county courthouse, church, cemetery, or local funeral home. A big event in genealogical research is finding the county of residence for a person. To find the right county often means a researcher must understand the history of the area, when the county was first settled, and what roads were available for migrating families moving into the area.”

Not so surprising, many of today’s highways and byways follow the same path they did when first established, often as little more than a horse trail or wagon road. In Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750, author William Dollarhide provides a brief history of colonial roads that still exist today. This information is nicely packaged in the first Genealogists’ Insta-Guide™­­ from Family Root Publishing.

This Insta-Guide begins with a brief introduction along nice a table showing the colonial roads covered in this guide alongside their current highway designations. The bulk of the guide is broken into two sections. The first is the King’s Highway, broken into the five major section as it existed in 1750. The second group of roads comes under the banner Scots-Irish Influence on Road Building in Colonial America. There is another brief background followed by information on nine more major colonial roads. The guide is completed with a nearly full page map of these 1750 Colonial roads and a section for print and online references.

Like other quick sheets, and “at a glance” guides, the new Genealogists’ Insta-Guide series features four-page, laminated, colored guides which fit nicely into three-ringed binders and portfolios. By this design, these guides are easy to take along for sharing or going to the library for research; not to mention, they are easy to store. The Insta-Guide comes pre-punched for three-ringed insertion.

 

Contents

Introduction

Highway Table

King’s Highway

  • 1750 King’s Highway – Boston to New York
  • 1750 King’s Highway – New York to Philadelphia
  • 1750 King’s Highway – Philadelphia to Alexandria
  • 1750 King’s Highway – Alexandria to Norfolk
  • 1750 King’s Highway – Norfolk to Charles Town

Scots-Irish Influence on Road Building in Colonial America

  • Upper Post Road
  • Hudson River Road
  • Mohawk Road
  • Lancaster Road
  • Fall Line Road
  • Great Valley Road
  • Philadelphia Road
  • Pioneer’s Road
  • Upper Road

Map of 1750 Colonial Wagon Roads

Print References

Online References

 

Order Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750 from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $7.95.

AMERICAN MIGRATION ROUTES INSTA-GUIDE

American Migration Routes, 1750-1800 picks up where Colonial Roads to 1750 left off. As Colonial Roads indicated, many of today’s highways and byways follow the same path they did when first established, often as little more than a horse trail or wagon road. Much of the genealogical information family historians seek will be found in the towns and counties that lie along these roads. Travel in the 18th century, by today’s standards, was extremely slow. In many ways, people continued normal daily routines as they moved. It took time to cross territories. During this time children were born, illness and death happened, sometime people stopped to work or repair wagons, etc. Vital records were recorded and preserved in county courthouses, local churches, local cemeteries and funeral homes. These are the records genealogists seek. Knowing the roads and migration patterns will greatly help historians identify possible locations of these key vital records

This new Insta-Guide begins with a brief introduction along nice a table showing the various roads covered in this guide alongside their current highway designations. This guide is broken into four main sections: Roads to War, Proclamation Line of 1763, Manifest Destiny Begins, and Horse Paths to Turnpikes. Roads, policies, and historical insights provide a picture of these early byways. Dollarhide summarizes the best of his knowledge into a concise guide, which is as easy to read as it is insightful.

Like other quick sheets, and “at a glance” guides, the new Genealogists’ Insta-Guide series features four-page, laminated, colored guides which fit nicely into three-ringed binders and portfolios. By this design, these guides are easy to take along for sharing or going to the library for research; not to mention, they are easy to store. The Insta-Guide comes pre-punched for three-ringed insertion.

 

Contents

Introduction

Roads of War

  • Braddock’s Road
  • Forbes’ Road

Proclamation Line of 1763

Manifest Destiny Begins

Horse Paths to Turnpikes

  • Wilderness road
  • Ohio River (via Flatboats)
  • Avery’s Trace & Nashville Road
  • Cumberland Road
  • Gist’s Trace
  • Zane’s Trace
  • Lancaster Pike
  • Mohawk Turnpike
  • Great Genesee Road
  • Seneca Turnpike

Print References

Online References

 

Order A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: American Migration Routes, 1750-1800 from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $7.95.

Click here to order the bundle.

Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy: Record & Preserve Your Family’s History – 40% Off Tuesday & Wed.

Family Roots Publishing is offering Jeff Bockman’s Give a Gift That Money Can’t Buy for 40% off (Just $5.37) Tuesday & Wednesday only, November 22 & 23, 2016.

Gift of GenealogyAfter more than five years, Jeffrey A. Bockman, has published a major update to his popular book, Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy: Record & Preserve Your Family’s History. Now in its fifth edition, this fantastic primer covers all the basics needed for the novice to get started with family history research. Sometimes genealogists forget an important part of family history research, leaving their own story behind. Bockman created this book to guide and inspire anyone with an inkling of interest into their own past, to help search it out and leave both it and their own stories behind for future genealogists.

In this book Bockman covers all the basics, for example:

  • Forms to record the basic facts
  • Saving  documents future researchers will need
  • Identifying people in photographs
  • Preservation
  • Finding and telling family stories
  • Conducting your own research

This fifth edition is a major revision, adding over five additional years of experience and new resources. New for the fifth edition:

  • More family stories and photographs
  • Newer sources
  • More online resources
  • A new section on searching techniques
  • Comments about genealogy travel with examples
  • Mini case study (to give hope to those who have a relative that disappeared)

The book is organized for easy reading with plenty of examples to help the beginner get started. If you know someone looking to get started with family history or  hoping to help someone develop and interest in their families stories, then this book would help them in the process.

Not only is this book one of the best primers available, it is priced affordably. Family Roots Publishing has Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy: Record & Preserve Your Family’s History, 5th Edition, for only $5.37.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

  • About the author
  • Introduction

Family Facts

  • Identify family members and key events
  • Recording information on standardized forms
    • Family Group Sheet
    • Ancestor Chart

Home Sources

  • Supporting documents that help to provide the necessary proof
  • List of what to use, keep, and preserve
  • Important home sources
  • Bockman family home sources

Photographs

  • Help turn names and dates into real people
  • Identify the people, the time, and the place

Preservation

  • Saving items for future generations
  • Paper & document preservation
  • Photo preservation

Family Stories

  • Can only be told by someone who was a part of it
  • Timeline of events
  • Bockman family history

Organizing It All

  • Assembling all of the information

Family History Research

  • How to start researching your family
    • Vital records
    • Wills & probate records
    • Cemetery records
    • Newspapers/obituaries
    • Census records
    • Other records
    • Immigrants
    • Didn’t find it in the index
    • Genealogy travel
    • Case Study: Finding Alvar a not so great dane

Our Family

  • Title page
  • Guidelines for filling in your forms
    • Three family group sheets
    • One ancestor charts
    • Two timeline pages
    • Notes page

World War I Service Cards for N.C. Vets Released to the Public on FamilySearch

The following excerpt is from the November 12, 2016 edition of pilotonline.com:

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BARCO, N.C. – Capt. Basil Sherwood Snowden of Currituck County joined the Army on Sept. 2, 1917, as part of the 318th Engineers.

He died in a motorcycle accident in Gevrolles, France, in December the following year at 30 years old. He had been promoted to captain just two months earlier.

That brief but poignant information comes from a small document filled in with a typewriter and some scribbling almost 100 years ago.

World War I service cards from the State Archives of North Carolina are now available online at FamilySearch.org, according to a news release from the agency. The database of about 80,000 North Carolinians who served in the war allows searches by name, birthplace and life events.

Read the full article.

Check out the database at FamilySearch.org.