German Immigrants in American Church Records – the Series

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I am excited to be able to announce that Family Roots Publishing just signed contracts to continue the publication of what was Picton Press’s German Immigrants in American Church Records series of books.

Under the direction of Lewis Rohrbach, these volumes have been printed at the rate of just under 2 per year since 2005. They are amazing books, listing the names, relationships and German homeland birthplaces of thousands upon thousands of German settlers in the Midwest United States. Under the direction and editorship of my friend, Roger Minert, these records have been meticulously extracted by students at BYU, then formatted and indexed to make for some of the finest German birthplace aids in existence today.

For those who may not know, Mr. Rohrbach was one of the premier genealogists and genealogy publishers in the country, specializing in Swiss research – but also know for his quality publications – both in content as well as appearance. Lewis passed away last January, and Picton Press closed it’s doors. Read his obituary at Dick Eastman’s blog. Seventeen volumes of the series were shipped to customers. I personally know of 74 libraries that have nearly the entire series. The manuscript for Volume 18 was sent to Picton just prior to Lewis’s death and was never shipped, although I suspect it may have been printed. I understand that Lewis’s widow plans to donate his inventory to various libraries, and I am in hopes that those 74 libraries (plus others I am sure) will get Volume 18 during that process. Because of contractual and copyright issues, neither Roger, nor Family Roots Publishing has access to any of volumes one through eighteen at this time – other than ten copies of Volume 5, one copy of Volume 4, and one copy of Volume 8.

German Immigrants in American Church Records – Volume 19: Missouri (Excluding St. Louis County) will ship in September 2016. We will be posting it at the Family Roots Publishing website in the near future. If you or your library wish to be placed on a standing order for the volumes as they come out, email me at Lmeitzler@gmail.com and I’ll forward you a standing order form to get the book at a substantial discount.

Note that Family Roots Publishing is very interested in maintaining the superior quality of this hard-bound series, and like Mr. Rohrbach, will ensure that all volumes will be hardbound and printed on 60# acid-free paper for long-lasting shelf life.

How To Use the FamilyRootsPublishing.com Web Store – Pt. 1

It has been pointed out that our web store is not as intuitive as I meant to make it. When my father handed it over to me, we only had a few hundred books and products, but now they are numbered in the thousands and more are being added every day.

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Most products are in many categories. An example would be: Trace Your German Roots Online, A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites; by James M Beidler, this book is in the following categories

In navigating our web store, start with the Categories list on the left hand side of our home page.

Categories

This list will be available on every page of www.familyrootspublishing.com.

This Categories list is only the main Categories. Most of the main Categories have a subcategories list.

Subcategories

Some Categories only have a few subcategories while others have an extensive list.

Underneath most Categories sublists will be products that cover that sublist’s broad definition.

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Regarding localities, I have placed every Continent on the Main list while the sublists may not have every country

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Some of the countries’ sublists have subcategories of states or counties.

States subcategories

In the case of many U.S. States, we also have subcategories for counties under the States subcategory.

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The symbols or numbers before or after a category title are placed there in order to get the web store’s program to sort them into a particular category. An example would be: [British]Air Force Records: A Guide for Family Historians, 2nd Edition, by William Spencer. It is in the following categories:

In this case the number “1” places the book at the top of the list. Some symbols can be sorted to the top of the list and with others, to the end of the list. Such as ‘British Military’.

In many cases the same title is used, but a number or symbol is added to make it possible to place it under multiple subcategories

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
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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