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The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd Edition – now on Sale Thru Monday, March 28

I have used Lisa Louise Cooke’s 2011 first edition of

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Genealogy At A Glance: War of 1812 Research

What can one say about the War of 1812? Oops? The reality is, neither the English nor the United State achieved any political or real advantage from the war. However, if there is an advantage to war, if we dare call it such, it the records it creates. One of the latest At A Glance […]

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Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – 10% Off Extended thru March 28!

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 […]

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New! Genetic Genealogy Basics – 10% off – or 15% off in a DNA Laminate Bundle thru March 14

I recently received a copy of a new laminated Genealogy at a Glance, on the topic of DNA. This one’s titled Genealogy at a Glance: Genetic Genealogy Basics and was written by Angie Bush. Contrary to popular belief, DNA testing is not the final word in determining your ancestry, but it is extremely helpful. It […]

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New! “History For Genealogists” – Revised 2016 Edition – Now 15% Off thru March 8.

One of my favorite books has been Judy Jacobson’s History For Genealogists – Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors. I have found myself constantly returning to the 2009-published volume for guidance in historical information that has the potential of adding increased data, and often generations, to my family history. Beside that, […]

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From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes – Now on Sale for 55% Off thru Feb. 9, 2016

Food makes up, and takes up, a considerable portion of our human existence. A large portion of our time goes to earning an income, from which a significant portion goes to food. Hours can be spent each day preparing the daily meals. Major significance is given to the customs, habits, and manners surrounding food. Food […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Maryland

“and then on the 3 of March came into Chesapeake bay, at the mouth of the Patomecke, this baye is the most delightfull water I ever saw, between two seet lande, with a channel, 4:5:6:7: and 8 fathoms deepe, some 10 leagues broad, at time of yeare full of fish, yet it doth yeild to […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Colorado

“’Gold! Gold!! Gold!!! Gold!!!! Hard to Get and Heavy to Hold. Come to Kansas!’ read the headlines in 1858 when gold was discovered at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the region later to be named Colorado. Thousands of adventurous souls reacted to such headlines by crossing the plains in wagons inscribed ‘Pikes Peak […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Georgia

“Georgia, the thirteenth colony, was established in 1733. The state had frontier land until almost the beginning of the Civil War and extinguished the last Indian title within its boundaries in 1835. This continual push to open new land characterizes the first on hundred years of state history and is crucial to understanding the movements […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Michigan

“Throughout Michigan’s varied and fascinating history, its people have been leaders. They have led the nation in the production of automobiles, iron and copper, lumber, and many agricultural products. Of even greater importance, Michigan citizens have been leaders in the movements for equitable working conditions, civil rights, and a clean environment. Perhaps, to paraphrase William […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: New Jersey

“Our concern is with the beginnings of settlement within teh area that we know today as the State of New Jersey. Here, between the Hudson and the Delaware, people of many nationalities came together, at times in jarring conflict, but for the most part in peaceful harmony, to lay the foundations of a colony whose […]

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The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut

The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut in a New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) publication. The book is a reprint of A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut; with the Time of Their Arrival in the Colony, and Their Standing in Society, Together with Their Place of […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Illinois

“Illinois has had a longer and more interesting history than any other state west of the Alleghenies. It was not accidental that the white settlement of the mid-continent began on the east bank of the Mississippi River and that the largest non-coastal city took root and flourished at the southwestern corner of Lake Michigan. As […]

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In Search of Your GERMAN ROOTS: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe

In the United States, more people can trace their ancestry to Germanic roots than any other national or ethnic background. However, having a German ancestor does not mean that ancestor came from what constitutes modern day Germany. Throughout history, German speaking people lived throughout Europe, “from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon

“Oregon’s ‘healthful’ climate and fertile soil…appealed to desperate families from older states suffering the economic effects of the Panic of 1837. [By 1850] nearly sixty percent of teh territory’s pioneer families were from the states that lined the Ohio and Upper Mississippi rivers”   This Issue: NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon; written by […]

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