Crash Course in Family History, Fifth Edition – on Sale for 25% Off Thru April 5

One of my favorite genealogy guides is Paul Larson’s Crash Course in Family History. The book is now in its fifth edition, and is a great guide for the beginner to the advanced genealogist. If you’re looking for a fresh prospective in how to go about your research, I recommend you take advantage of the following offer.

Purchase Crash Course for 25% off – anytime between now and midnight, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Regularly $39.95, this 344 page hardbound guide is only $29.96 through the sale period. Following is a description of the book.

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HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR FAMILY TREE AND STORIES

Step-by-Step Illustrated Guidebook and Comprehensive Resource Directory

  • Features 3-Easy-Steps…
    • to trace your family roots and stories. Walks you through the fascinating family history journey hand-in-hand! It couldn’t be easier!
  • Updated and Expanded
    • The new epic Fifth Edition has been updated and expanded with 100 more pages of the best essential resources totaling 344 pages of family history help.
  • Easier and Faster
    • Discovering your family roots and story can be a life-changing experience. Learning about your ancestors, and how they met life’s challenges, can bring new perspective and understanding to your own life. Now its easier and faster with this epic new step-by-step guide from Paul Larsen.
  • Today’s Technology
    • This dynamic new fifth edition – available in both hardcover and e-book – is an illustrated guidebook and comprehensive resource directory to help you discover your family tree and story better than ever before using today’s technology.
  • Latest and Best Resources
    • Paul Larsen has done the legwork for you. He has scoured the Web and consumer reports to bring you the latest and best resources. This widely-acclaimed, best-selling guidebook has been updated and greatly expanded, and is the essential and perfect guide to discover your family roots and stories. It enables easier and faster ways of searching and organizing your family tree, collaborating with others, and connecting to your ancestors.
  • Discover Missing Information
    • It will help you discover missing information on your family tree, and add richness to your family story. And perhaps change your life!

LEARN ABOUT THE FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF HUNDREDS OF NEW WEBSITES AND RESOURCES

  • 10 Essential Websites to Search
  • 10 Things You Can Do to Get Started
  • 7 Steps to Find Your Ancestral Village
  • FREE Genealogy Records to Make Your Research Easier and Faster
  • FREE Genealogy Charts and Forms
  • FREE Genealogy Websites
  • How to Find Lost Living Relatives
  • How to Use Google Earth to Find Your Ancestral Home
  • How to Discover Your Family Stories
  • How to Find Your Ancestors in the Military
  • How to Find Your Birth Parents
  • How to Network with Others

Crash Course in Family History, FIFTH EDITION; by Paul Larsen; Published: 2014; Hard Bound; viii+343 pp; 8.5×11; ISBN: 9781937900052; Item # PL13

World War One Research Bundle Offered at 60% Off

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Family Roots Publishing is offering a bundle of three popular World War One research guides for 60% off – while they last, or thru January 15, whichever comes first. Regular $57.40, FRPC is offering them for just $22.96 – plus a bundle shipping cost of only $5.50 – Reg. $10.50.

Do you have one ore more of the books, but would like the others? If so, you can still puchase them individually at 40% off by clicking on the links below.

To save 60% on this limited time offer, order by clicking HERE.

Check out the individual listings for the books, and a review of each one by clicking on the links below.

To save 60% on this limited time offer, order by clicking HERE.

The 30th Anniversary Salt Lake Christmas Tour Begins

Today – Sunday, December 5, 2015, is the start of the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour. The first one was in 1985, making this the 30th Anniversary.

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Although quite a number of the attendees at the tour are already in-house at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, more than half will fly in today. Leland and Patty Meitzler will meet them at the airport, with the initial gathering of the group of 85 people in the Salt Lake room in the hotel this evening.

A Family Roots Publishing Co. book store is set up in the Heritage room on the lobby floor of the hotel. Hundreds of popular genealogy-related books, software programs, CD-ROMs, and laminate quick-guides are on display. And everything in the Heritage room store is 30% off throughout the week. The hours of the store are:

December 6 through 11, 2015.

  • This Sunday & Monday 11am-5pm
  • This Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm
  • This Friday 11am-4:30pm

All Dollarhide Name List/Census Substitute Books on Sale for 30% Off, with a FREE PDF eBook Immediate Download!

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Family Roots Publishing has just published three new Dollarhide Censuses and Substitute Names Lists volumes – namely Maryland, Massachusetts, and Michigan. We have extended a 30% discount on ALL the Dollarhide Name Lists books (AL-MI) by 30% through Midnight PDT Monday, October 19, 2015. The printed books are just $13.27 with a FREE immediate download of the PDF eBook – and the PDF eBook alone is just $10.00 as an immediate download.

See Dollarhide’s article, “What are Name Lists?

All Dollarhide state Censuses and Substitute Names Lists books currently come with a FREE download of the pdf eBook. Upon placing your order, you will be able to download the FREE PDF eBook directly from the FRPC screen. You will also be sent an email from where you can click on the link and download the item. You can only download the PDF eBook once, so if you make your order from a computer other than your own, you might want to wait until you get to your computer and do the actual download from the email. Your book itself will be mailed by USPS media mail, and can be expected to arrive within 7 to 10 days within the United States.

After downloading the FREE eBook, click on “File” in the Adobe Acrobat menu bar at the top of the screen, then click on “Save As,” and save to a location on your hard drive or other storage device.

William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author and cartographer of Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, a book of 393 census year maps, and one of the bestselling titles ever published in the field of genealogy. Mr. Dollarhide currently lives in Utah. He has written numerous guidebooks related to genealogical research.

With this series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s research.

Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Name List guides can make the difference.

Not only does this volume give a detailed bibliography of Censuses and Substitute Names Lists available for the state, but links to websites, FHL book & microfilm numbers, archive references, maps, and key historical information make this volume invaluable to the researcher looking to extend their lines and fill in the family tree.

The following Censuses and Substitute Names Lists volumes, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co.:

Masonic Research – A Quick Guide by Pat Gordon – 10% off thru Sept. 1

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Our ancestors were social beings, just like we are today. Using information found in this much-needed Masonic Research guide will soon have you on the right track to discovering your Masonic ancestors. And chances are you have some, since Masonry is one of the oldest, most popular and influential organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe with just about every town having a Masonic Lodge. Pat Gordon’s Masonic Research guide explains how to find Masonic records, including a comprehensive listing of Grand Lodges and Prince Hall Grand Lodges by state.

I’ve personally had great success using Masonic records. In fact, I actually broke a brick-wall problem with them once. If you haven’t used them, I certainly recommend that you start now. This 4-page laminated Genealogy Quick Tips guide was published in 2013, but FRPC just began stocking them. To introduce the item, we’re offering it at 10% off thru Sept. 1. Sale price: $8.06, Reg. $8.95.

Contents Include:

  • Background
  • Lodges
  • Becoming a Mason
  • Degrees
  • Offices
  • Affiliated Organizations
  • Genealogical Information
  • Finding Records
  • Researching
  • Pitfalls
  • Terms
  • Grand Lodges by State
  • Prince Hall Grand Lodges by State

Quick Sheet: Masonic Research by Pat Gordon; 4 pp; Laminated; 8.5×11; Published: 2013; Item # BT01. Sale Price: $8.06; Reg. $8.95.

Click on the above link to order.

NEW – Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors, 3rd Edition – On Sale for 15% off Thru Sept. 1

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Flyleaf Press has a new 3rd edition of Tracing your Donegal Ancestors, written by Godfrey F. Duffy & Helen Meehan. FRPC just got in a stock from Dublin, Ireland. We’re making them available for 15% off thru Sept 1, 2015. Click on the illustration or the links to order.

In comparison with most other Irish counties, Donegal has fewer records of value to family historians. This makes it important to use the existing records to their best advantage. Donegal families are a mixture of native Gaelic families, and of Scots-Irish families who came to Donegal from the 17th century onward.

Common names in the county include O’Neill, O’Donnell, Bonner, Barr, Bradley, Duffy, Friel, Gormley, O’Kane, Gallagher, Harkin, McBride, McCafferty, McDaid, Patton, Morrissey, Ward and Sweeney.

County Donegal is one of the counties which experienced a high level of emigration to North America and elsewhere. This book sets out the records available for Donegal, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Donegal families.

Reviews
” ..a valuable addition to Flyleaf’s excellent series of Irish county guides. It achieves its task…though a combination of lucid exposition and examples from the relevant sources. The most impressive facet of the book is its comprehensive coverage… With its superb bibliography and logical layout this represents excellent value for money and is a must for anyone with Donegal ancestors” – Who do you Think you are Magazine

” The publication is one of a kind and does all the correct things required of such a book, directions to availability of vital data, examples of such data and all other relevant information which will steer the beginner and the more experienced researcher when searching for Donegal ancestors. ” – Irish Family History Society

” The authors are natives of the county and experienced genealogists who guide the reader through the various sources of information…(and)… explain in a straightforward way how to go about investigating your Donegal Ancestry. Anyone starting out for the first time will find this an invaluable resource ” – Books Ireland

” This new and greatly expanded edition sets out the range of Donegal genealogical sources available to the family history researcher, devoting a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed.” – Irish World (UK)

” The most impressive facet of the book is its comprehensive coverage… With its superb bibliography and logical layout this represents excellent value for money and is a must for anyone with Donegal ancestors.” – Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine January 2009

” This new and greatly expanded edition sets out the range of Donegal genealogical sources available to the family history researcher, devoting a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed.” – Irish World (UK)

Tracing your Donegal Ancestors, 3rd Edition; by Godfrey F. Duffy & Helen Meehan; 161 pp; Paperback; 5.75×9; Published: 2015; ISBN: 9781907990229; Illustrated; Item # FLP003.

Click on the link to order your copy. On sale for 15% off through September 1, 2015

NEW – Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry [Ireland] – 15% off through Sept 1

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Flyleaf Press in Dublin has just released a new Irish research guide. It’s titled “Finding your Ancestors in Kerry;” and is written by Kay Moloney Caball. As with all the books in the “Finding Your Ancestors” series, the volume details research in the county.

The book describes all the various sources of information which are available for doing research, where each of these can be accessed and how to best use them in your search for your ancestors. The people of Kerry have a rich history. Although very predominantly Gaelic, their origins include Normans, English, Danish Vikings, French Huguenots and German Palatines. All of these have contributed to the character of twentieth century Kerry.

Common names in the county include O’Sullivan, O’Shea, Sheehan, O’Dohoghue, O’Driscoll, Falvey, O’Connor, Moriarty, McCarthy, Kelleher, O’Connell, O’Mahoney, Fitzgerald, Cantillon, Stack, Hussey, Clifford and Fitzmaurice.

Finding your Ancestors in Kerry; by Kay Moloney Caball; 160 pp; Paper; 5.5×8.5; Published: 2015; ISBN: 9781907990083; illustrated (b/w); Item # FLP022.

Click on the link to order at 15% off through September 1.

FamilySearch is Undergoing a Fundamental Transformation

The following teaser is from an article posted in August 6, 2015 Deseret News:

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Fifteen years ago Apple was a beleaguered tech company. Today, it is a transformative leader across multiple industries (computers, smart phones, music, movies, wearable technology). Robert Kehrer, senior product manager for FamilySearch.org’s search experience, believes FamilySearch is also undergoing a fundamental transformation. He knows because, as a manager at Apple for most of the last decade he participated in the change, and clearly sees the similarities. Brother Kehrer was a keynote speaker at the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference Thursday morning, July 27.

… He explained the current focus of much of the product development is focused on the following customer needs:

• Providing more records — faster

• The ability to preserve and share personal family records online

• The ability to do more on cell phones and tablets

• Creating a more accurate and full-featured search

• Allowing patrons to easily and completely gather online sources right at their fingertips

• Ensuring the FamilySearch Family Tree is “genealogically sound”

• Expanding to work with partners and industry leaders to tackle the ominous needs of the marketplace

Read the full article.

New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of 27 July 2015

The following is from FamilySearch:

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Highlights of this week’s updates include the Alabama County Marriages 1809-1950, Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Philippines Civil Registration (Local) 1888-1984, Utah Obituaries from Utah Newspapers 1850-2005, and Zimbabwe Death notices from 1904-1976. Explore these newly released collections and others by following the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928 – 0 – 1,371,304 – New browsable image collection.
Japan Passenger Lists 1893-1941 – 0 – 15,681 – Added images to an existing collection
Peru La Libertad Civil Registration 1903-1998 – 186,394 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Philippines Civil Registration (Local) 1888-1984 – 0 – 4,019,816 – Added images to an existing collection
Zimbabwe Death notices 1904-1976 – 158,202 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States
Alabama County Marriages 1809-1950 – 718,870 – 223,694 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Utah Obituaries from Utah Newspapers 1850-2005 – 60,859 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Help Us Publish More Free Records Online
Searchable historical records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of online volunteers worldwide. These volunteers transcribe (or index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are always needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published weekly online on FamilySearch.org. Learn how you can volunteer to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

About FamilySearch International
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Grand Army of the Republic Death Records Books for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska – 15% Off

Dennis Northcott has published three volumes of GAR death records. FRPC has extended the 15% off sale thru Monday, August 3. See the details below.

The G.A.R. was organized in departments, most of which comprised one state. The departments published annual reports that were often titled Proceedings of the . . . Annual Encampment of the Department of . . ., Grand Army of the Republic. By the 1880s many of the department Proceedings began to include death rolls of the department’s members (or “comrades”) for the preceding year. These death rolls usually contain the comrade’s name, rank, company and regiment (or ship), date of death, and the name, number and location of the post to which he belonged.

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Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947; by Dennis Northcott and Thomas Brooks

The G.A.R. was founded in Illinois in 1866 and became the largest association of Union Civil War veterans, its national membership peaking in 1890 at 409,489. As the veterans died, the membership inevitably declined. The national membership dropped to 213,901 in 1910 and 16,597 in 1930. The last surviving G.A.R. member died in 1956.

The first book in the series, titled Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947, contains death records of more than 32,000 members of the Department of Illinois, who served in Civil War units from 36 states and territories.

Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947; by Dennis Northcott and Thomas Brooks; 2003; ISBN 0-9728344-0-0; soft cover, 548 pages; Item #DN01.

Read a review of this book by clicking here: http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=18956.

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Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948; by Dennis Northcott

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The second book in the series, titled Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948, contains death records of more than 22,000 G.A.R. members, who served in regiments from 31 states and territories.

Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948; by Dennis Northcott; 2005; ISBN 0-9728344-1-9; soft cover; 416 pages; Item Number DN02.

Read a review of this book by clicking here: http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=18865
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Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948; by Dennis Northcott

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This third book in the series, titled Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948, contains death records of more than 36,000 G.A.R. members, who served in regiments from 37 states and territories.

Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948; by Dennis Northcott; 2007; ISBN-13: 978-0-9728344-2-1; ISBN-10: 0-9728344-2-7; soft cover; 658 pages; Item #DN03

Read a review of this book by clicking here: http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=18839

German Immigrants in American Church Records & Iowa- Limited Number of Books Available at 15% discount

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I was visiting with Roger Minert in his home a while back, and he pointed out that he had a number of copies of his German Immigrants in American Documents books setting on his shelf. He told me that he didn’t need them; and would I be interested in purchasing them? I replied in the affirmative and bought the entire shelf full of books, knowing that I have customers who would appreciate them. The series is published by Picton Press and I didn’t get a full series, as Roger didn’t have them.

So… I’m offering the volumes for sale on a first come-first served basis. Not only are they discounted 15% from the normal MSRP, but Volumes Four & Five are signed by on the title page, not only by the editor (Roger), but by a number of the compilers who helped Roger with the project.

These volumes are amazing. Abstracted from the original church records, the entries are printed in the same order that the information is found in the records, with reference given to the exact page number in the original record. Am every name index is located at the back of each book. A typical entry in the books is as follows:

Gretchen Maria Gerdes, b. Neufunnixsiel, Ostfriesland, Hannover 11 Jan 1886; dau of Eds Gerdes and Sophie Wolken; d. 15 Jan 1913, age 27-4-0; bur. Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL 16 Jan 1913; m. Charlotte Twp., Livingston Co., IL 19 June 1906, Heinrich Post, She immigrated in 1893 (calculated). Ref: pp. 369, 516.

Note that Hinrich Post is her husband.

The introduction found in each book is extensive, and very helpful for anyone doing genealogical research.

Click on the links below to get more details on each volume, including the counties covered.

I expect the books to sell quickly, as this is one one-of-a-kind offer on some very special books. I will attempt to change the number of copies available as the books sell – both at GenealogyBlog.com and at the FRPC website. Please do not order any books that are marked as SOLD OUT – DO NOT ORDER, as I’ll just have to refund your money if ordered. I will have to update the data manually, so there’s always a chance I will not get an item pulled from the database fast enough when sold out – and another order is placed for a book that’s not available. In that case, I will either reverse the order or refund the purchase, dependent on whether the sale has “settled” or not.

FRPC Christmas in July Sale 50-90% Off Selected Items & FREE USA Shipping on ALL Purchases of $50+ – Extended Thru August 3

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FRPC has once again put together our annual Christmas in July sale. All items on the sale today are 50% off or more!

Get FREE USA Shipping on all purchases of $50 or more at the FRPC website during the sale week. The FREE USA shipping applies to all 3000 items at the website; not just the deeply discounted sale items. The FRPC Christmas in July has been extended thru Monday, August 3, 2015 at midnight PDT.

Click on the links below to learn more and/or to order.

CANALS
The Best from American Canals, Vol. V – 50% Off – Reg. $7.95.
The Best from American Canals, Vol. VI – 50% Off – Reg. $7.95.
The Best from American Canals, Vol. VII – 50% Off – Reg. $7.95.
The Best from American Canals, Vol. VIII – 50% Off – Reg. $7.95.

HUMOR
Further Undertakings of a Dead Relative Collector – 50% Off – Reg. $11.

RESEARCH
Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can’t Buy – Record & Preserve Your Family’s History, 5th Edition – 50% Off – Reg. $8.95

Owner Unknown: Your Guide to Real Estate Treasure Hunting – 80% Off – Reg. $20.

The Best of Roots & Branches, Pennsylvania Genealogy and Family History Newspaper Column, Third Edition; by James M. Beidler – 50% Off – Reg. $20.

America’s Best Genealogy Resource Centers, by William Dollarhide & Ron Bremer – 50% Off – Reg. $15.95

Heritage Quest Magazine, 1985-1999 on CD-ROM – 70% Off – Reg. $69.95.

Family Associations – 4th Edition – 50% Off – Reg. $34.95

RECORDING AND WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Our Family Heritage, A History of Our Family – 50% Off – Reg. $11.95

Portrait of My Family, My Family Heritage – 50% Off – Reg. $11.95.

Your Life and Times: How to Put a Life Story on Tape – An Oral History Handbook – 50% Off – Reg. $8.95.

Recording Your Family History – 50% Off – Reg. $9.95.

DNA RESEARCH
Flemish DNA & Ancestry History of Three Families over Five Centuries Using Conventional and Genetic Genealogy – 50% Off – Reg. $45.

MISCELLANIOUS
From the Family Kitchen, Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes – 50% Off – Reg. $27.99.

On Teaching Genealogy – 70% Off – Reg. $9.95.

NATIVE AMERICAN
The Wampanoag Genealogical History of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Referenced to Banks’ History of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. – Island History, People and Places from Sustained Contact Through the Early Federal Period – 50% Off – Reg. $85.

WORLD WAR I
The Great War – A Guide to the Service Records of All the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers – 50% Off – Reg. $22.50

ROYALTY
Royal Families: Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry. Volume Three, Samuel Appleton and His Wife Judith Everard and Five Generations of Their Descendants – 55% Off – Reg. $60.

BRITISH RESEARCH
Genealogical Resources in English Repositories – 70% Off – Reg. $45.

The Protestation Returns, 1641-1642, & Other Contemporary Listings – 50% Off – Reg. $10.

Bishops’ Transcripts and Marriage Licenses, Bonds and Allegations, a Guide to Their Location and Indexes, Fourth Edition – 50% Off – Reg. $7.50.

[British] Air Force Records: A Guide For Family Historians, 2nd Edition – 50% Off – $24.95.

[British] Army Records: A Guide for Family Historians – 50% Off – Reg. $24.95

Family History In The Wars, How Your Ancestors Served Their Country – 50% Off – Reg. $8.

Family History On The Move, Where Your Ancestors Went and Why – 50% Off – Reg. $8.

First World War Army Service Records, A Guide for Family Historians, Fourth Edition – 50% Off – Reg. $24.95.

House History Starter Pack, All You Need to Become Your Own House Detective – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

GERMAN RESEARCH
Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors – 50% Off – Reg. $36.

The Atlantic Bridge to Germany: Nordrhein-Westfalen (Northrhine-Westphalia) – 50% Off – Reg. $14.

IRELAND RESEARCH
The Famine Immigrants [Vol. V], Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, October 1849-May 1850 – 50% Off – Reg. $55.

SCOTLAND RESEARCH
Scottish-American Court Records, 1733-1783 – 50% Off – Reg. $18.

SWISS RESEARCH
Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors – 50% Off – Reg. $36.

Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies – 50% Off – Reg. $45.

UNITED STATES
American Place Names of Long Ago – 50% Off – Reg. $35.

ALABAMA
Alabama Name Lists, 1702 – 2006, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

ALASKA
Alaska Name Lists, 1732 – 1991, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

ARIZONA
Arizona Name Lists 1684 – 2003, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Name Lists, 1686 – 2005, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

CALIFORNIA
California Name Lists, 1700 – 2011, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

COLORADO
Colorado Name Lists, 1858 – 1998, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Name Lists, 1600s – 2001, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

DELAWARE
Delaware Name Lists, 1609-1992, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
District Of Columbia Name Lists, 1600s – 1997, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

FLORIDA
Florida Name Lists, 1759 – 2009, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

GEORGIA
Georgia Name Lists, 1733-2010, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

HAWAII
Hawaii Name Lists, 1700s – 2011, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

IDAHO
Idaho Name Lists, 1860s – 2011, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

ILLINOIS
Illinois Name Lists, 1768 – 2009, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

INDIANA
Indiana in Stereo: Three-Dimensional Views of the Heartland – 70% Off – Reg. $34.95.

An Index to Naturalization Records in Pre-1907 Order Books of Indiana County Courts – 50% Off – Reg. $24.95.

Remembrance, Faith, and Fancy: Outdoor Public Sculpture in Indiana – 70% Off – Reg. $39.95.

Otto Ping: Photographer of Brown County, Indiana, 1900–1940 – 80% Off – Re. $29.95.

The Photography of Ben Winans of Brookville, Indiana, 1902-1926 – 80% Off – Reg. $24.95.

Twilight in Arcadia, Tobacco Farming in Indiana – 90% Off – Reg. $12.95

Indiana Name Lists, Published And Online Censuses & Substitutes 1783-2007, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

IOWA
Iowa Name Lists, Published And Online Censuses & Substitutes 1833-2004, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

KANSAS
Kansas Name Lists 1854-2012 With A Selection Of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

LOUISIANA
Louisiana Name Lists – Published And Online Censuses & Substitutes – 1679-2001, With FREE Immediate PDF Download eBook – 50% Off – Reg. $18.95.

MAINE
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50% Off on All First-Edition German Place Name Indexes – Alphabetical & Reverse

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A few weeks ago, Family Roots Publishing received the publication rights to Roger Minert’s excellent German Place Name Indexes. Eight are now in print in new editions from Family Roots Publishing. As of now, the German Place Name Indexes are all out-of-print with the original publisher, and Family Roots Publishing is preparing new editions of all 21 volumes. The new editions are the same as the earlier books, with minor editing of the contents and new covers.

I went to Utah last week and picked up every last copy of the earlier editions of Roger’s Place Name Indexes, and am blowing them out at my cost. This is in preparation for the 13 new editions to be published in August. These books are available today in VERY limited quantities (see quantities below). The sale price is just just $7.48 cents each. I will attempt to update these numbers in this blog post at Genealogyblog.com, and at the FRPC website as the books sell. Please do not order volumes that are marked as SOLD OUT, as we’ll just have to refund your money.

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 letters are illegible, making the place-name impossible to decipher. Roger’s indexes take care of that problem.

The Reverse Alphabetical Indexes found in each volume allow 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 these indexes, 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 German kingdoms, duchies, principalities, counties, rivers, mountain ranges, and other geopolitical and topographical entities.

Click on the links for more information on a specific title and/or to order.

German Place Name Indexes: Identifying Place Names Using Alphabetical & Reverse Alphabetical Indexes

Map Guide to German Parish Registers Vol. 52 – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen II, Regierungsbezirk Posen – Now Shipping

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We just got softbound Map Guide to German Parish Registers Vol. 52 – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen II, Regierungsbezirk Posen back from the bindery and are now shipping. This completes the 2-volume series covering Posen (Volumes 51 & 52). Note that the hardbound edition will ship on Monday, July 20. It takes longer to get bound.

This volume includes a total of 2479 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen, Regierungsbezirk Posen. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 51 through 52, which covers all of Posen. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the fifty-second of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

The following places are found in this volume.

  • Adamowo
  • Adelnau
  • Adlig Ostrowo
  • Adolfowo
  • Albertoske
  • Albertshof
  • Albrechtshof
  • Alesie
  • Alswede
  • Alt Bialcz
  • Alt Borowko
  • Alt Borui
  • Alt Boyen
  • Alt Bruczkow
  • Alt Chojno
  • Alt Dalabuszki
  • Alt Dombrowo
  • Alt Driebitz
  • Altenhof
  • Alt Galenzewo
  • Alt Golembin
  • Altgorka
  • Alt Görtzig
  • Alt Gostyn
  • Alt Grombkowo
  • Alt Guhle
  • Alt Höfchen
  • Alt Jablonke
  • Alt Jaromierz Hauland
  • Alt Kamienice
  • Altkirch
  • Altkloster
  • Alt Kramzig
  • Alt Kröben
  • Alt Krotoschin
  • Alt Laskon
  • Alt Laube
  • Alt Lauske
  • Alt Lubosch
  • Alt Merine
  • Alt Oborzysk
  • Alt Obra
  • Alt Obra Hauland
  • Alt Puszczykowo
  • Altsee
  • Alt Sielec
  • Alt Tarnowo
  • Alt Tepperbuden
  • Alttomischel
  • Altvorwerk
  • Alt Widzim
  • Alt Zattum
  • Amalienruh
  • Amtskassner
  • Aniolka II
  • Annakolonie
  • Annapol
  • Annenhof
  • Antonin
  • Antonshof
  • Antonswald
  • Attendorf
  • Augustenberg
  • Augustenhof
  • Augustinki
  • Augustowo
  • Baben
  • Babin
  • Babki
  • Baborowka
  • Baborowo
  • Bachorzew
  • Bagrowo
  • Bakerode
  • Bakowitz
  • Baranow
  • Baranowo
  • Barchlin
  • Barcinek
  • Bardo
  • Bargen
  • Barloschen bei Goscieszyn
  • Barloschen bei Wollstein
  • Barroschewitz
  • Bärsdorf
  • Bartoschewitz
  • Bärwalde
  • Baschkow
  • Bauchwitz
  • Bednary
  • Bednary Kolonie
  • Belencin
  • Bellwitz
  • Bendlewo
  • Bendzieszyn
  • Benice
  • Bentschen
  • Berdychow
  • Bergelsdorf
  • Bergfried
  • Bernacice
  • Bestwin
  • Betsche
  • Beyersdorf
  • Biadaszki
  • Biadki
  • Bialenschin
  • Bialenzyce
  • Bialepiontkowo
  • Bialokosch
  • Bialokosch Hauland
  • Bialtsch
  • Bibianki
  • Biechowo
  • Bieczyn
  • Bieganin
  • Bieganin Dorf
  • Bieganin Hauland
  • Bieganowo
  • Bielawy
  • Bielewo
  • Bielsko
  • Biernatki
  • Bierschin
  • Bierzglinek
  • Bierzow
  • Biestadowo
  • Biezdrowo
  • Biezyn
  • Continue reading “Map Guide to German Parish Registers Vol. 52 – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen II, Regierungsbezirk Posen – Now Shipping”

DNA Research Bundle of 8 Quick Guide Laminates – 15% off through Father’s Day, June 21, 2015

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As you know, this weekend, AncestryDNA is running their $89 Father’s Day DNA Testing Special. Lisa Louise Cooke reminded me that this would be a good time to run a promo on DNA guides. She’s right, as there are now two additional guides that I didn’t have access to a month ago.

The bundle of 8 guides is valued at $70.60. FRPC is discounting the package by over 15%, making it just $59.95 (plus a total of only $5.50 p&h). The sale ends at midnight PDT Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Don’t need them all? FRPC is offering them all individually, or in multiples less than the full bundle at 10% off through the same sale period. Click on the links to read about each one and/or purchase.