New Series – Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers – Now Shipping Canton Bern & Zürich Volumes

This announcement is long time in coming, and I’m so excited to be able to announce that the Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers is now in publication! This project actually started last May, but it takes a while to get this big a project off the ground. So, we’re starting “big!”

Since the volumes for Canton Bern and Canton Zürich are fully written, their community indexes are included in the description of each book – and can be found at their respective pages at the Family Roots Publishing website. Click on their respective links above to find your Bern and Zürich places.

The Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers series is an out-growth of the very popular Map Guide to German Parish Registers project, which is still in process, but nearing completion. Over the years, we’ve been asked by numerous parties to extend the project to cover other German-speaking European countries. We did that with the publication of Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers in 2016. There are 26 current cantons in Switzerland. Many of them are small, so we plan to publish guides to multiple cantons in a number of the books. For this reason, we expect the entire series to be under 20 volumes.

Unlike American genealogical research, where the place to search is usually a civil registration (city, county, and state), European research is usually related to an ecclesiastical jurisdiction. In 18th and 19th century Switzerland, one must search the parish registers for births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials. The historic boundaries for the Swiss cantons and amtsbezirke are quite well defined, and this volume lays them out in map form. Listings are given for both Catholic and Protestant parishes, along with what records are available and where to access them. Contact information, and the municipalities covered by each parish is found, making your Swiss research much easier to accomplish.

Each of the Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers does the following:

  • Includes an index of all the communities found within the Canton.
  • Identifies the major online resources for Swiss genealogical research.
  • Identifies each canton with amtsbezirke (districts), and the municipalities, bauerten (farming coalitions), and subsidiary locations.
  • Visually identifies church parishes within each amtsbezirk (district).
  • Provides an overview of Swiss genealogical records.
  • Identifies neighboring parishes, just in case your ancestor may have gone to an alternate parish.
  • Aids in conducting area searches, particularly across district and canton borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for your family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Identifies important gazetteers and online dictionaries available to researchers.
  • To see the full list (both hard and soft bound) of the first five volumes, click here. Remember – books for Fribourg and Aargau are still in process, so the descriptions are not complete.

Dollarhide Censuses & Substitute Name Lists Guides AL-MI 80% Off! – NEW MN-WY Guides 20% Off! With FREE Downloads!

Bill Dollarhide started a series of what he called “Name List” guides in the Summer of 2013. He wrote steadily on them until sometime in 2015, when life caught up with him, and he had to put the project aside. Well, he went back at it several months ago, and completed new guides for all the rest of the states, alphabetically Minnesota through Wyoming. He also wrote a full book on the U.S. Territories. Finally, Bill went back and updated an earlier volume – choosing Indiana – to test whether enough changes had taken place to make it worthwhile to do Second Editions. Bill found that a number of URL addresses had changed, which he expected, and he found additional data that expanded the volume by another 10 pages.

So this weekend we are releasing all 29 NEW volumes Minnesota through Wyoming, plus U.S. Territories and Indiana Second Edition.

To celebrate, we’re pricing all of the new 2017 volumes at 20% off, making them $15.16 (or $10 for the PDF eBook alone). As before, we’re throwing in a FREE instantly downloadable PDF eBook version with any paperback book being purchased. See my Super-Saver shipping note below.

To clear out the earlier printed books, those written between 2013 and 2017, FRPC has discounted the price 80%! That makes them only $3.79 each! We will most likely do Second Editions for those volumes sometime in the Fall or Winter. Note that if you only desire the PDF eBook alone, we’ve discounted them, Alabama through Michigan, by 60%, making them just $5. Again – this is for all volumes Alabama through Michigan.

To make this offer even more attractive, we’re offering Super-Saver (USA Only) USPS shipping on all 53 printed books. That’s $4.50 for the first book, and only 50 cents for each thereafter.

With the completion of 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, censuses, and census substitutes are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s research.

Censuses & Substitute 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 do these this volumes give a detailed bibliography of Censuses and Substitute Names Lists available for each 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 & Substitute Name Lists Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co. Click on the appropriate links to purchase.

Two Lisa Louise Cooke Titles Bundled & Again Reduced 25% – Google Toolbox & Mobile Genealogy

FRPC has purchased a special shipment of Lisa Louise Cooke’s two most popular titles, and bundled them for quick sale. We’ve again reduced the price 25% on the bundle, making it just $33.71 (reg. $44.95). We’re again running the promo – this time through April 4, or until we run out of stock – whichever comes first.

The books are:

Click on the links to view full descriptions of either book, or to purchase just the one item. Return to this page and click on this link or the illustration to order the bundle.

Need only one of them? Order either one at their respective site, and get 20% off on that item alone.

Following is the review of The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox that I wrote a while back.

I have used Lisa Louise Cooke’s 2011 first edition of The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox regularly in the last several years, and found it extremely helpful. The Second Edition is even more so. When it comes to tracing your family tree online, you need the right tools to get the job done. In The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Lisa helps you stuff your genealogy toolbox with FREE state-of-the-art Internet tools that are built to search, translate, message, and span the globe. You’ll travel outside the genealogy community and straight to the folks who dominate the online world: Google. A lot has changed since the first edition was published in 2011 (see list at the bottom of this post), and it’s all documented step-by-step in this second Edition.

Following is a list of the chapters found in the volume:

  • Introduction, Getting Ready to build Your Family Tree Fast
  • Chapter 1: Search Tools
  • Chapter 2: Basic & Advanced Search
  • Chapter 3: Search Strategies for High-Quality Results
  • Chapter 4: Site Search & Resurrecting Websites
  • Chapter 5: Image Search
  • Chapter 6: Common Surname Searches
  • Chapter 7: Google Alerts
  • Chapter 8: Gmail
  • Chapter 9: Google Books
  • Chapter 10: Google News Archive
  • Chapter 11: Google scholar
  • Chapter 12: Google Patents
  • Chapter 13: Google Translate
  • Chapter 14: YouTube
  • Chapter 15: Google Earth: An Overview
  • Chapter 16: Google Earth: Ancestral Homes & Locations
  • Chapter 17: Google Earth: Organizing & Sharing
  • Chapter 18: Google Earth: Historic Images & Maps
  • Chapter 19: Google Earth: Plotting Your Ancestor’s Homestead
  • Chapter 20: Google Earth: Adding Family History Content
  • Chapter 21: Google Earth: Family History Tour Maps
  • Appendix: Find it Quick: The “How To” Index

I love this guidebook, and recommend it to anyone who wants to get more use of the online “tools” available to them. Check out the items that are new, expanded or updated in the Second Edition.

  • Google Search: Put an end to fruitless searches forever – UPDATED!
  • Searching Common Surnames – NEW!
  • Google Alerts: Your personal genealogy research assistant – UPDATED!
  • Gmail: Never lose another email – EXPANDED!
  • Google Books: The world’s history at your fingertips – UPDATED!
  • Google News Archives: Free digitized historic newspapers – UPDATED!
  • Google Patents: Research the inventor in your family – NEW!
  • Google Scholar: Explore the world’s most scholarly sources – NEW!
  • Google Translate: Explore foreign language websites – UPDATED!
  • YouTube: Build your own genealogy channel – NEW!
  • Google Earth: Rock Your Ancestor’s World – EXPANDED!

Following is a review of Mobile Genealogy, written some time ago…

Finally – we have a great new guide for those of us who use mobile devices! This book takes the place of Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, written by Lisa Louise Cooke in 2012. The iPad volume was becoming dated, and mobile devices of all kinds have sprung up since the publication of that book. Not only are folks using iPads & iPhones for genealogy, but many of us are using devices that run Android operating systems. I never felt the need for an iPad, but I’ve been using the iPhone and Android smart phones for years. I’m currently using a Samsung Android smart phone that I’m very pleased with. I use it for all kinds of genealogy applications.

Mobile Genealogy’s coverage of Android as well as Apple, makes this book twice as valuable a guide as Lisa’s previous book. Think iOS as well as Android. And Lisa’s use of step-by-step instructions (for us computer tech dummies!), as well as a myriad of high-quality illustrations make the book an educational delight. I can honestly say that this volume is changing the way I use my devices, allowing me to find more ancestors, and other relatives – and it’s saving me TIME – something I have begun to value at my age. (grin)

Access the Computer On Your Desk at Home!
Chapter 15 covers using your mobile device to access your home computer. I’ll bet most of you never even considered connecting to your PC with your smart phone. Yes – it’s possible, and Lisa gives step-by-step instructions on how to do that too! So – whether you are using a tablet, or a smart phone, you can access stuff that’s 1000 miles away – or maybe just around the corner.

Screen Capture on my Smart Phone?!
Chapter 4 really gets into the nitty-gritty of better browsing with your mobile device. Although covered in Lisa’s 2012 iPad book, this chapter takes the subject to a whole new level. Her section on mobile web-clipping and screen capture was a great help to me. I’ve always had problems with screen capture and had basically given up on it. Now I know what to do!

Translation Strategies
Lisa’s section on translation strategies in Chapter 10 just opened up a world of new data for me – and it can for you. She explains how the Google Translate App from the App Store or Google Play can be used for capturing data on your ancestor from foreign-language books – translated into English so you can actually read it! Yes – we all know the shortcomings of translation programs, but I am happy to accept anything dealing with my ancestors, and the towns they lived in, even if the English is a bit messy. Think Google Books here folks – loaded with stuff on our ancestors, much of which we can’t read! You can even use your phone’s camera to capture, OCR, and translate any words or phrases! Lisa takes the reader step-by step through how to use the marvelous technology that’s resting in your hand!

Following is an expanded Table of Contents for the volume.

INTRODUCTION

  • A Few Tips for Using the Book

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED

  • Chapter One: The Tablet Mindset
    • Tablet Mindset Guidelines
    • App Consolidation
  • Chapter Two: Genealogy Task Wish List

PART TWO: APPS

  • Chapter 3: There’s An App for That!
    • App Store
    • Google Play Store
    • Staying Up to Date – App Resources
  • Chapter 4: Browsing
    • Safari
    • Chrome
    • Google
    • Dolphin
  • Chapter 5: Note Taking
    • Evernote
    • Notes
    • Pages
    • Microsoft Word
    • Google Docs
  • Chapter 6: File Storage & Management
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • iCloud
  • Chapter 7: Audio
    • Memos
    • Evernote
  • Chapter 8: Photos
    • Capturing Photos
    • Photomyne Pro – Album Scanner
    • Storing and Organizing Photos
    • iCloud Photo Library
    • Google Photos
    • Working with Photos
    • Adobe Photoshop Express
    • Color Splash for iPad
    • Android Alternative to Color Splash for iPad: Color Splash FX
    • Retype
    • Pocketbooth
  • Chapter 9: Reading
    • Reading Content from the Web
    • Flipboard
    • Feedly
    • Reading eBooks and Documents
    • GoodReader
    • Play Books
    • iBooks
  • Chapter 10: Collaboration & Communication
    • Facebook
    • Skype
    • FaceTime
    • Google Translate
  • Chapter 11: Travel
  • Chapter 12: Genealogy
    • Ancestry
    • MyHeritage
    • Reunion for iPad
    • RootsMagic
    • Families
    • Family Tree
    • FamilySearch Memories
  • Chapter 13: Education & Information
    • Podcasts (Audio)
    • Genealogy Gems
    • Video
  • Chapter 14: Captivating Non-Genealogists
    • Pic Collage
    • Google Earth
    • Pinterest
    • THIS DAY in My Family History
    • Little Family Tree

PART THREE: BECOME A POWER USER

  • Chapter 15: Power Boost Your Tablet: Remote Access
    • Chrome Remote Desktop
  • Chapter 16: Mobile Tips & Tricks
    • New Features
    • Keyboard and Gesture Tips and Tricks
    • Navigation Tips and Tricks
    • Voice Command
    • Functionality Tips and Tricks
    • App Related Tips and Tricks

PART FOUR: CONCLUSION

  • Chapter 17: Mobile Genealogy Means Adventurous Genealogy
  • About the Author

Bundle of 3 Early American Research Guides – 40% Off thru Feb. 28

Family Roots Publishing has bundled 3 popular research guides, all dealing with early American history and genealogy.

This bundle of 3 items is made of the following:

Tracing Your Colonial American Ancestors

Tracing Your Revolutionary War Ancestors

Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors

Following is a partial description of each. Click on the links to see the table of contents for each item. Come back to this page and click here or on the illustration to purchase at 40% off. Just $17.91, plus $5.50 p&h – Normally $29.85 plus $5.50 p&h.

Don’t need all three? Purchase them individually for 30% off at their respective sites. This offer is good through Feb. 28, 2017.

Tracing Your Colonial American Ancestors; by David A. Norris, from the Publishers of “Family Chronicle” and “Internet Genealogy” & “History Magazine”; 2013; paper; 82 pp; 8.5×11; Item #: MM015
Discover Your Colonial Roots
LOCATE YOUR ANCESTORS IN:

  • Vital Records Sources
  • Revolutionary War Records
  • Militia Records
  • Tax Rolls
  • Colonial Court Records
  • Poll Books
  • Colonial Maps
  • Ship Passenger Lists
  • Land & Probate Records
  • And Much More!

Click here to go to the page for this item, and see the full Table of Contents. Return to this page to order as a bundle.

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Tracing Your Revolutionary War Ancestors; Compiled by author David A. Norris: from the Publishers of History Magazine; 68pp; Paper; saddle-stapled; Full Color; 8.5×11; Item # MM022
Start Your Revolutionary War Research!
Locate Your Ancestors In:

  • Military Service Files
  • Navy and Privateer Records
  • Stat Rosters
  • Pensions
  • Cemetery & Death Records
  • Political & Government Records
  • Bounty Land Warrants
  • Loyalist Records
  • And More!

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Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors; Compiled by David A. Norris; 68 pps; Paper; saddle-stapled; Full Color; 8.5×11; Item # MM012
Resources for USA, Canadian and British Research!
PLUS:

  • Army & Navy Records
  • Bounty Land Warrants
  • Newspapers & Maps
  • Government Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Pension Records
  • Militia Service
  • Impressment
  • US Marines
  • Prisoners of War
  • And More!

Click here to go to the page for this item, and see the full Table of Contents. Return to this page to order as a bundle.

Click here or on the illustration to purchase the Early American Research Bundle at 40% off. Only $17.91, plus $5.50 p&h – Normally $29.85 plus $5.50 p&h.

Don’t need all three? Purchase them individually for 30% off at their respective sites. This offer is good through Feb. 28, 2017.

We’ve Been Away for a While – Here’s what Leland & Patty are up to…

It’s time I get back to blogging. I’ve not done any since early December, and I’m feeling guilty.

To bring my readers up to date on what’s happened during the two months I’ve been away…

First – We finished the FRPC big project of 2016, that being getting a Second Edition of Bill Dollarhide’s Census Substitutes & State Census Records finished and into print. The books really needed an update, as they were last printed in 2008. The new Second Edition boosts the number of instantly available internet database links containing census substitutes or state censuses to 3,391 – most of which weren’t even available in 2008! Also included are another 577 URL’s with a link to a catalog or an online resources page. The set went from 2 volumes to 3, with a lot more pages per volume.

Second – We spent about 10 days in Salt Lake City with our annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour. Eighty-eight researching attendees and a few spouses joined us and our team to break some brick walls at the Family History Library.

Third – We celebrated a delightful Hanukkah & Christmas with our family here in Orting, Washington.

Fourth – We bought a car. Last October, we were unfortunate enough to get “hit” by a young lady who didn’t seem to see us coming. Thankfully, none of us were hurt. After unsuccessfully attempting to repair it, the lady’s insurance company gave up, totaled our car, and sent us a nice check. On Christmas day, we bought another car – of the same year, make and model as our earlier one. Not a new car, but it only had 32,000 miles on it, so it still looks and feels new! The catcher was that it was located in Pompana Beach, Florida. We live in Washington State. It looked like it was time for a vacation – of sorts. In early January, Patty and I, along with our grandson, Robby (age 8), flew to Fort Lauderdale (the day prior to the airport shooting there), and got our car. After spending the weekend in the Everglades and Monday at the Magic Kingdom, we drove home – putting another 3800 miles on the car. We had a wonderful time – great trip.

Fourth – We’ve been editing, and preparing for publication a new African American Genealogy Research textbook by our good friend, Jeanette Daniels. Jeanette teaches at Heritage Genealogical College in Salt Lake City, and has been working on this new book for years. It’s an amazing text and guidebook, and anyone interested in tracing their African American ancestors will be able to do so after studying its 42 chapters. This is the most in-depth guide on the subject that I’ve ever seen. We plan to have the two-volume work in print this Spring.

Fifth – We finished another project for Dr. Roger Minert – that is the publication of the latest volume of the Germans Immigrants in American Church Records series. Previously printed by Picton Press, Family Roots Publishing took on the publication of the series starting with Volume 19 – which deals with German immigrants found in the church records of Missouri churches. We expect to print a couple books a year for another decade or so – with the series eventually reaching 40 or more volumes. Libraries, individuals and societies wishing a standing order with FRPC for upcoming volumes may do so by contacting me. A 15% discount is available for standing-order patrons.

Sixth – I have been working for several years with Bill Dollarhide on a series of state-oriented volumes covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The series is “Census & Substitute Names Lists.” We started the project in 2013 with Alabama. After completion of his Second Edition of Census Substitutes & State Census Records set of three volumes in December, Bill was able to quickly finish out the series of “Name List” books, as much of the information in the state books was already researched for the Second Edition of Census Substitutes & State Census Records. These latest volumes, running alphabetically from Minnesota through Wyoming, plus a new Second Edition of the Indiana volume are now at the bindery. Bill is now writing a guide in the same vein on the U.S. Territories & Possessions.

Seventh – FRPC is about to publish a new book entitled German Genealogy Research in Pomerania. Written by Donna Schilling, this book deals with many aspects of Pomeranian research, and I believe will be a great asset to anyone wishing to trace their Pomerania ancestors. Donna’s people come from Kreis Schlawe, and most of her research examples are from that area.

Eighth – Kevan Hansen continues his research and compilation of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series. He has just submitted Volume 57 to us for editing. This is another “big city” volume, this time covering Bremen, Lübeck, and Kiel. It should be in print sometime this month.

Ninth – Speaking of Kevan Hansen, he is now contracted with FRPC to write a Swiss Map Guide series. Patty is currently editing the first two volumes – the two fully covering the Canton of Bern. Watch this blog and the Genealogy Newsline for further information on the new series. We started with Bern, because it’s huge – and had a lot of emigration to America. Most of the twenty-six Cantons are smaller, so we’re pretty sure we can publish the series in about 20 volumes.

Tenth – We are now editing a series entitled Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy. We started this project many years ago, and just got one book out – that was for Sicily. Then The author, George Ott, got busy with other things, and so did Patty and I. Of course, that initial book has been out-of-print for years. A while back, George approached me with the idea of taking up the project again. His wife, Sandy, had retired from teaching, and is now available to help with the research. So – we’re back at it. The first volume is a Second Edition on Sicily. We’re editing it now. The second covers Reggio Calabria, which is just about ready to edit also.

Eleventh – We’re about to publish a Second Edition of John Hudick’s Finding Your Ancestral Village in Slovakia, Czecky, Ukraine, Galacia and Hungary. Our friend, Lisa Alzo, is currently bringing the book up-to-date with many additions and corrections (reflecting ongoing changes). This is exciting, as we’ve had the rights to the volume for over a year – with too many things going on to get it back into print. We will be supporting the book, and Slavic research in general on the website slavicroots.com. The site, as well as the book will be available in the Spring.

Twelfth – FRPC is about to publish a book entitled MÜLLER/MUELLER Heraldry and Genealogy: A Geographical Perspective. Written by Frederick Siler, the full-color book brings together German heraldry and genealogy – dealing specifically with the Müller surname. Unlike British heraldry, which requires that coats-of-arms be passed down from eldest son to eldest son, Germanic heraldry is geographic in nature, with far less restriction.

Okay – that covers a few of the things we’ve been doing. There’s been little time for blogging, Facebook, or even Twitter… But I will attempt to do what I can in the coming days.

Census Substitutes & State Census Records- 2nd Edition – 15% Off + Free Shipping Thru February 14

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Family Roots Publishing recently released a new Second Edition of Bill Dollarhide’s popular 2008 Census Substitutes and State Census Records set. The series is in three books, all over 270 pages each, Eastern States, Central States, and Western States. So many changes have taken place since the 2008 edition was printed that we were compelled to finally do a complete update of what was a 2-volume set. The use of colonial, territorial and state census records is mandatory if doing United States family research. Thirty-eight states took these censuses. Al states have what we’d call census substitutes – tax lists, voter registrations, land record indexes, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, and on and on… Mr. Dollarhide has compiled the best descriptive listing, complete with call numbers and internet links, that has ever been produced. It’s sure to help you find more ancestors and cousins than ever before.

We’ve decided to run a promo on the new books. We’re making them 15% off – and throwing in free shipping from now through the end of January. The sale ends at midnight PST Tuesday, February 14, 2017. So don’t delay. Get these fabulous research aids today! The set of three books sells for $99.95. Taking off 15% makes them just $84.96 for all three volumes. Also save $8 in postage by purchasing during this sale. Click on the links to purchase.

Note that the books are available as paperback books, PDF eBooks, or a combination thereof. All options are at sale prices. 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.

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.

Click Here or on the illustration to order.

Evernote Guide Bundles on Sale for 30% off MSRP

Family Roots Publishing recently purchased quantities of four popular Evernote guides, and has made bundles of three items for both Windows and Mac users. Since many genealogists find Evernote to be essential to research, we’re sure that our readers will be interested in these offerings.

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First – We are offering a bundle for those genealogists who are using the Windows operating system. The sale price is just $30.72 per bundle (plus $5.50 p&h – a savings of $5 in postage when purchased in this bundle).

This bundle is made up of three popular Evernote guides. They are:

Click on the links to see each item. Use your back arrow to return to this page and order the bundle.

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Secondly – We are also offering a bundle for those genealogists who are using the Mac operating system. This bundle is also made up of three popular Evernote guides. They are:

Click on the links to see each item. Use your back arrow to return to this page and order the bundle.

Following are descriptions of the four individual items:

How to Use Evernote for Genealogy, A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize Your Research and Boost Your Genealogy Productivity; by Kerry Scott; 240 pg; Paperback; 7×9.125; Published: 2015; ISBN: 9781440343834; Item # FNW19; Available at 25% off individually during the sale period – or at 30% off in the bundle.

This comprehensive user guide will teach family history buffs how to harness the powerful, time-saving organization features of Evernote’s free software and mobile apps to manage their genealogy research.

Features step-by-step instructions for managing different types of genealogy information, from research notes to document images, plus templates and cheat sheets to streamline note-taking.

This is only Evernote book on the market geared specifically to genealogists’ needs, with tricks to speed up research tasks as well as real-life examples showing how to put the strategies into action.

The following is from the Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted With Evernote
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started in Evernote
  • Chapter 3: Organizing in Evernote
  • Chapter 4: Finding Data in Evernote
  • Chapter 5: Taking Advantage of Tags
  • Chapter 6: Using Different Types of Data
  • Chapter 7: Sharing and Collaborating
  • Chapter 8: Putting it All Together
  • Chapter 9: Syncing and Securing Your Evernote Data on Mobile Devices
  • Chapter 10: Enhancing Evernote With External Tools
  • Chapter 11: Protecting Your Evernote files
  • Chapter 12: Troubleshooting
  • Appendix A: Evernote Quick Reference Guide
  • Appendix B: Census Extraction Templates
  • Appendix C: Genealogy Conference Planner
  • Appendix D: Research Worksheets and Templates

Genealogy at a Glance: Evernote; by Drew Smith; 4 pp., folded; Laminated; 8.5×11; ISBN: 9780806320182; Published: 2015; Item # GPC5448; Available at 15% off individually during the sale period, or at 30% off in the bundle.

Evernote is an amazing tool for genealogists and you can learn all about it in this handy 4-page laminated guide by Drew Smith, author of the popular Social Networking for Genealogists. As Mr. Smith explains in this easy-to-use guide, Evernote may be the most useful tool in your research kit.

What is Evernote? It is a free online service designed to capture and store nearly all kinds of digital information, including typed notes, handwritten notes, audio files, photos, documents, web pages, and e-mail. Synchronized across all your devices, including tablet, smartphone or smartwatch, it organizes everything from notes and files to blogs and Internet articles.

You can type notes using your device’s keyboard; create handwritten notes on a mobile device that supports a stylus; record an audio note using your device’s microphone; create a note from a photo taken with your tablet’s or smartphone’s built-in camera or with a desktop/laptop webcam, or from a photo that was taken earlier; create a note by capturing all or part of a web page in your browser; or make a note that originated as an e-mail you wrote or was sent to you.

In this clearly written guide Drew Smith shows you how to do all this and more, including how to share information with family members and how to publish individual notes on social media sites. While nearly all genealogists use a database program or an online family tree, Evernote provides a unique way to capture, organize, and search all kinds of supporting information.

Evernote for Windows for Genealogists; by Lisa L. Cooke; 4 pp.; Laminated, folded sheet; 8.5×11; Published: 2013; Item #: LU07; Available at 15% off individually during the sale period, or at 30% off in the bundle.

Evernote is the fastest-growing note-taking technology out there, so it is no wonder that it is incredibly popular with genealogists. You’ll want to keep this handy cheat sheet close at hand so that you can take advantage of all of Evernote’s powerful capabilities. Lisa has designed this genealogy reference guide to be easy to use and chock full of ways to maximize your research note-taking.

  • In this Quick Reference guide you’ll get:

    • Getting Started Checklist
    • Quick Key Break Out Boxes – packed with keystrokes to speed up your use of Evernote
    • Specialized Note-taking Actions
    • How to Get the Most Out of Clipping
    • Tips for Maneuvering the Desktop Client
    • Genealogical Organization Recommendations
    • Little Known Search Strategies
    • Specialized Genealogy Focused Techniques such as Source Citation Tips, Clipping Recommendations, and Using Reminders
    • Evernote Premium vs. Free Comparison

Evernote for Mac for Genealogists; by Lisa L. Cooke; 4 pp.; Laminated, folded sheet; 8.5×11; Published: 2014; Item #: LU08; Available at 15% off individually during the sale period, or at 30% off in the bundle.

Evernote is the fastest-growing note-taking technology out there, so it is no wonder that it is incredibly popular with genealogists. You’ll want to keep this handy cheat sheet close at hand so that you can take advantage of all of Evernote’s powerful capabilities. Lisa has designed this genealogy reference guide to be easy to use and chock full of ways to maximize your research note-taking.

In this Quick Reference guide you’ll get:

  • Getting Started Checklist
  • Quick Key Break Out Boxes – packed with Mac keystrokes to speed up your use of Evernote
  • Specialized Note-taking Actions
  • How to Get the Most Out of Clipping
  • Tips for Maneuvering the Desktop Client
  • Genealogical Organization Recommendations
  • Little Known Search Strategies
  • Specialized Genealogy Focused Techniques such as Source Citation Tips, Clipping Recommendations, and Using Reminders
  • Evernote Premium vs. Free Comparison

How To Use the FamilyRootsPublishing.com Web Store – Pt. 4

In Pt. 1, I wrote about how the Categories are laid out at the Family Roots Publishing website. In Pt. 2, I described what the categories “Africa” through “Computer” contain. In Pt. 3, I described what the categories “Ethnic” through “How-to Guides” contain.
In this post, I would like to describe the categories ” Mexico ” through “~Damaged.”

Categories – Mexico to ~Damaged

Mexico
Mexico
The Mexico section needs more products. If there were more books available and written in English, we would sell more on this area.

War
Military/War
This section covers all of the wars the U.S. has been involved in, including obscure ones like: Bacon’s Rebellion. Also products covering other countries like: British Military.

PDF
PDF EBooks
This is the section for our Ebooks. Currently, we only carry PDFs. We carry all of Moorshead Magazines’ Ebooks. including back issues of their magazines (though most have yet to be posted); most of Lisa Louise Cooke‘s Ebooks, Diahan Southard’s DNA Guides and many of our own products by authors like William Dollarhide, Roger P. Minert and Leland Meitzler

Periodicals
Periodicals
This is our Periodicals section. Here we have placed both paper and PDF copies of the popular Periodicals that we carry, as well as books about Periodicals.
Many of the Paper and PDF back issues that we have, have yet to be posted.

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SHOTBOX
This category is for the amazing SHOTBOX, portable tabletop photo light studio.

South America
South America
This category is for South America. If there where more books written in English, we would sell more on this area.

Supplies
Supplies
This category is where we have Forms, and Wall Charts.

USA - By State
USA – By State
In this category we have broken the U.S.A. down by State. By clicking on the state of your choice, you can go to the county level. We have also included U.S. Territories and Former U.S. Possessions.

USA - General
USA – General
This section is for Categories covering the entire U.S.A.

Damaged
~Damaged

All items are brand new, never read, but time on a warehouse shelf or at a conference has not been good to them. They may have some damage to the cover; scuff marks mostly, but integrity is still intact. There are no missing pages or anything that would compromise the readability, legibility, or understanding of the text. They may have minimal dings on the top or bottom of some pages.

And that covers it. I hope this helps in your use of the Family Roots Publishing website.

Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Free City of Hamburg – is now shipping

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After months of intense research and production, Volume 56 of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series is now shipping. The volume is very different from most of the German Map Guides, in that totally different techniques must be used to find your family in the big cities of Germany.

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 56 of the German Map Guide series was published in August of 2016. This volume is made up of the Free City of Hamburg, which includes 184 historic stadtteile, or city sections, found in Hamburg. Information on the nearby port city of Cuxhaven is also included. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, this 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-sixth of a series covering all of Germany. These places are as of about 1870 to 1900. If the city section existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the city section was named well after after those dates, the chances drop. The Free City of Hamburg Map Guide is different than the others, in that totally different techniques are needed to locate in which church your ancestors may have worshipped when doing “big city” research.

The final volumes of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series (Vol. 56 on) will all deal with the large and free cities of the German Empire. The “cities” books will be published as time permits in 2016 and 2017.

The following is from the Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Historical Background of the Free City of Hamburg
  • Historical Background of the city of Cuxhaven
  • Rulers of the Free City of Hamburg
  • Overview Map of the Free City of Hamburg
  • Free City of Hamburg Civil Registration
  • Map and Key to Modern Civil Districts
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another
  • Hamburg Early to Modern District Keys
  • Where to Write for Civil Registration Records
  • Map and Key to Modern Stadtteile (City Sections)
  • Finding the Modern District from the Stadtteil
  • 1900 Hamburg Civil District Street Guide
  • Hamburg Parish Registers
  • Lutheran Parishes
  • Minority Religions
  • Hamburg Lutheran Parish Key & Map – 1900
  • Cuxhaven Lutheran Parish Key and Map – 1900
  • Parish Street Index – By Street
  • Parish Street Index – By Church (Reverse Index)
  • Other Genealogical Resources

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 56 –Free City of Hamburg, by Kevan Hansen, 186 pp; Library of Congress Control Number: 2016946281; Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-085-2; Hard Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-086-9
Click on the appropriate link below to order.
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0123)
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0124)

The following historic stadtteil (city sections) are found in this volume.

Achterschlag – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Allermöhe – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alsterdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alstertal – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altengamme – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altenwerder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altona – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alt-Rahlstedt/Rahlstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altstadt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alvesen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Appelbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Arensch – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bahrenfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Barmbek-Nord – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Barmbek Süd-West – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Beckedorf, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Berensch, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bergstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Berne – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billhuder Insel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billwärder an der Bille – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Blankenese – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Boberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bojewiese – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Borgfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Braak – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bramfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bullenhausen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Canzlershof – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Cranz – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Curslack (Hamburg) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Curslack (Prussia) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Cuxhaven – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Dockenhuden – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Domhorst, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Duvenstadt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ehestorf, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eidelstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eilbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eimsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eissendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eppendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Farmsen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Farmser Zoll – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Finkenwerder (Prussia) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Finkenwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Fischbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Francop – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Friesenwerder Moor, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Fünfhausen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Fuhlsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Geesthacht – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Glinde, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gross Borstel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gross Flottbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Grosshansdorf, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gross Moor, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gudendorf, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gut Moor – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hamm – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hammerbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Harvestehude – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hasselwerder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Havighorst, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Heimfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hinschenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hoheluft – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hohenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hoisbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Holte, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Höltigbaum – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Horn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hummelsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Jenfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kattwyk – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kirchwerder (Prussia) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kirchwärder-Nord (Hamburg) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kirchwärder-Sud (Hamburg) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Borstel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Flottbek (east half) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Flottbek (west half) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Moor – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kleiner-Grasbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Krankenhaus (Hospital) Barmbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Langenbeck – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Langenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Langenhorn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lauenbruch – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lemsahl – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lohbrügge – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lohe – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lokstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lürade – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lurup – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Marmstorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Meckelfeld, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Meiendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Mellingstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Moorburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Moorfleth – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Moorwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Mühlenberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Mühlenbeck – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Nettelnburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neu Boberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuengamme – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neugraben – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuhof – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuland – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neumühlen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neu Rahlstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neustadt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuwerk – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuwiedenthal – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Niendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Nienstedten – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Nincop – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oberbillwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ochsenwerder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oejendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oevelgönne – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ohlenburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ohlsdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ohlstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oldenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Osdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ost Krauel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oststeinbek, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Othmarschen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ottensen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Overhaken – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oxstedt, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Peute – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Poppenbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Reitbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Rissen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Rönneburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Rotheburgsort – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sahlenburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sande – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
St. Georg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
St. Pauli – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
St. Pauli-Nord – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sasel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Schleeme – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Schmalenbeck, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Schnelsen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Seefeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sinstorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Spadenland – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Spangen, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stapelfeld, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steenkamp – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steilshoop – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steinbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steinfurt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steinwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stollau, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stellingen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stemwarde, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stickenbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Struckhold – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sülldorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Tatenberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Tonndorf/Tonndorf-Lohe – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Uhlenhorst – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Unterbillwärder (Billbrook) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Vahrendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Veddel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Volksdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Waltershof – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wandsbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wellingsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
West Krauel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wilhelmsburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Willinghusen, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Winterhude – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wilstorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wohldorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Zollenspieker – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 56 – Free City of Hamburg, by Kevan Hansen, 186 pp; Library of Congress Control Number: 2016946281; Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-085-2; Hard Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-086-9

Click on the appropriate link below to order.
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0123)
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0124)

Bundle of Two Popular Genealogy Atlases & a U.S. County Wall Map- on Sale for 35% off thru Wed, Aug 31

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Family Roots Publishing has a pretty good stock of the Family Tree Atlases, as well U.S. County Wall Maps – so we decided to bundle them together and off the package at 35% off – just $60.40 for all three items, plus $8 USA postage.

Click here or on the illustration to order.

If you already have one or more of these items and would just like to order 1 or 2, we also discounted the U.S. Atlas and the County Wall Map by 28% purchased individually. The Europe atlas can be purchased individually for 33% off. Click on the links to purchase. Use your back arrow to return to this page and order as a bundle.

Note that detailed reviews of each of the 3 items are also available. Click on the “See Review” links below the items to read the review. Click on your back arrow to return to this page.

This Map Bundle is made up of 3 popular Genealogy-related map and atlas products. They are:

Click on each of the links to see the item at its own page. Use your back arrow to return to this page and purchase as a bundle.

It’s Time to Repaint & Refresh!

This is partly personal – and is meant to explain why you may not hear a lot from Patty and I for a few days.

Update 9:30 a.m. PDT Aug 18: The two back bedrooms are repainted, as well as the main bath and the hallway. Now to unmask, put closet shelves and such back in place – and move on to the living room painting.

We’ve decided that since new carpet will be laid throughout our entire house in September, that we’d get right after it and repaint the interior of our house besides. We moved furniture and did a lot of masking on Sunday – with much more left to do. I have an idea that the project will most likely take a week to 10 days.

If you need to reach me immediately, you may call me on my cell phone at 801-949-7259. Calling the business phone will most likely just go to voice mail – so don’t plan to do that!

Orders placed online for Family Roots Publishing products will continue to be filled by staff, so we don’t expect any slow-up in filling orders, which is currently taking about 48 to 72 hours, dependent on what time of day the orders come in.

Thanks for you patience and understanding.

How To Use the FamilyRootsPublishing.com Web Store – Pt. 3

In Pt. 1, I wrote about how the Categories are laid out at the Family Roots Publishing website. In Pt. 2, I described what the categories “Africa” through “Computer” contain. In this post, I would like to describe the categories “Ethnic” through “How-to Guides.”

Categories – Ethnic to Military/War

Ethnic
Ethnic
Many of our products cover a particular ethnic group, not just the country or countries that group is from, despite titles such as Germans in Pennsylvania or Jews in Hungary. I have tried to categorize every ethnicity clearly mentioned in a book.
Note: The categories of “American” and “European” are not well represented because they would entail almost all of our products, so there is a bit of “hit and miss.” On the other hand, ethnicities that don’t have their own countries can be found here. Example: Creole, Huguenots, Melungeons, American Indian, African-American, and Norman.

Europe
Europe
In this category I have placed most of the European countries, including some that no longer exist; such as the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. We are mainly a publisher and seller of books about Germany and the German people, those books can be found under this category.
We have broken the Germany category down further into the following subcategories:

Family
Families/Royalty
Though Family Root Publishing does not publish family books, we are not adverse to selling some. In this category can be found books on Family Reunions, Genealogies, Heraldry, Royal Lineages, and Family Associations.
Because of the large amount of data available on the subject there is also a category for Pocahontas Descendants.
Under the Genealogies category, there are subcategories for several important linage series that are known to be of help to many people.

Flip-Pal
Flip-Pal Scanners & Accessories
Though we do not sell the Flip-Pal any longer, we still have some of its accessories left. Under this category can also be found “eneloop” batteries and “Quick Notes” on how to use the Flip-Pal.

Isle
Genealogy Related Novels
After a long day at the library, archives, or courthouse, sit down to a good novel, which can be found here.

gmgs
German Map Guides
This category covers our main Publishing Series. Premiering in 2005, the series was written in English by Kevan Hansen.

The volumes were principally written to help family historians resolve where their families may have gone to church in Germany – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. 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! Place names are generally from before 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.

The online description of each book includes an index listing every town found in that book. To search across the entire database for any particular German town, Click here, enter the name of the town in the Search Box, click on “Description Only,” and then click Search. Note, many town names can be found in multiple books, as there are often multiple towns with the same name.

Each volume of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor may have 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.

How-to
How-to Guides
This category probably has the lest descriptive title of all we offer and, it is also the most useful. The flowing is the list of sub categories:

How To Use the FamilyRootsPublishing.com Web Store – Pt. 2

Mission Statement
We are principally a “how to” publishing company, as we publish and sell many books on how to do genealogy research, but not a lot of books on specific families. We do not want to do your research for you. We want to teach and guide you in your own search. Yes, we do publish a few books of “Lists,” if they happen to be of such importance that we just can’t contain ourselves otherwise. And we have others either because we bought the remainder available of a title or because the publisher is drop-shipping them for us. We have a goal that if a book exists from one of the major genealogy publishers, we want you to find it on http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/ at a great price.

Categories
In Pt. 1, I wrote about how the Categories are laid out at the Family Roots Publishing website. In this post, I would like to begin to tell you about what the main Categories are supposed to mean. I’m only dealing with categories Africa through Computer in this blog.

Categories – Africa to Computer

Africa
Africa
Top of the list. Supposed to have books and maps covering the continent of Africa. Only a few countries are covered, because not enough books are available on the subject!

Asia
Asia & Australia
Another area not written about a lot by American publishers. Only Australia and Russia are extensively covered. Russia is also covered under subcategory of “Europe.” Note Russia being on two continents means there are two lists – meaning there may be different products in each list. (Russia/Russia,) While writing this, I found two more products under the Europe category than under the Asia category.

Author
By Author
This is where you will find the lists of authors. Because there are so many we had to make Subcategories based on the first letter of their last name.

Author M
Example:
Meitzler, Leland K.
Sorted under Author M Subcategory or
Dollarhide, William Sorted under Author D Subcategory

Author D
Note: both of these authors also have further Subcategories.
Leland K. Meitzler – Magazine Articles” for Leland and for Dollarhide; whose name we like shorten 🙂

Canada
Canada
Books, products and maps covering Canada:

  • Atlases & Maps-Canada
  • Canadian Censuses
  • Canadian Immigration
  • Canadian Magazine Articles
  • Canadian Migration
  • French-Canadian; also found under the Category Ethnic.
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Case Histories
    Case Histories
    Articles, books and inspirational stories written about some prominent researchers and author’s own searches. All true stories. Fiction is covered elsewhere by Genealogy Related Novels and Humor.

    Central America
    Central America & Caribbean
    books and maps covering Central America & the Caribbean. Most countries are listed, but there is not enough written on the subject. Many of the early explorers and settlers of North America first came through South and/or Central America, so if you have really early (1500-1700) people coming to North America, its worth checking out.

    Computer
    Computer
    A simple sounding Category, with simple sounding Subcategories.