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Ontario People : 1796-1803 – on Sale for 30% Off Through Monday July 6

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Quick Notes: Downloading/Upgrading Stitching Software

Do you have a Flip-Pal mobile scanner? If not, you may want to consider obtaining one of these easy to use little scanners to add to your portable research kit. However, if you do have a Flip-Pal scanner, when was the last time you updated the software? Do you remember how to quickly make the […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research

The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research is another in a line of laminated guides released as part of The Portable Genealogist series from The New England Historic Genealogical Society. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. There are several more guides that have been previously reviewed on this site, […]

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Understanding AncestryDNA

Why is DNA research so difficult to understand? Simple, it is a very complex topic. You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Applying to Lineage Societies

Across the country, and the globe, there are thousands of genealogical societies ready to welcome both new and experienced genealogists into their midst. Over the years I have had the opportunity to lecture and teach classes to many such groups and have observed the bonds of friendship and family that grow among various members. I […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Editorial Stylesheet

The New England Historic Genealogical Society continues to release new publications under their laminate guide series The Portable Genealogists. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. He already posted a review on The Portable Genealogist – Using DNA in Genealogy. There are several more guides we will review on this […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Indexing

The New England Historic Genealogical Society continues to release new publications under their laminate guide series The Portable Genealogist. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. He already posted a review on The Portable Genealogist – Using DNA in Genealogy. There are several more guides we will review on this […]

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The Portable Genealogist – Using DNA in Genealogy – a Review

I picked up several copies of The Portable Genealogist, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the SCGS Jamboree this last week that I had not previously seen. One that particularly caught my attention was Using DNA in Genealogy, authored by Christopher C. Child. Christopher recently wrote an absolutely amazing article on how […]

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Out-of-Style: A Modern Perspective on How, Why, and When Vintage Fashions Evolved – 15% Off Thru July 13

I just returned from the SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, California. Bill Dollarhide went with me, and we had a great time. While there, I had the privilege of spending a couple hours with Betty Shubert and her daughter. She signed copies of her book, which genealogists have found to be extremely helpful when working with […]

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Quicksheet – Citing Genetic Sources for History Research – Evidence Style

DNA analysis is the new frontier in genealogical research. Combined with traditional research methods, it is the gold standard in genealogy. Four types of DNA tests are commonly used in genetic testing: (1) Y-DNA; (2) MT-DNA; (3) AT-DNA; and (4) X-Line DNA. The successful use of these tests requires interpretation, but in conjunction with documentary […]

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The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records, 15% Off, Thru June 16, 2015

Family Roots Publishing just brought in another stock of The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records, and discounted them by 15% at the FRPC website. Normally $20, they are selling for just $17 – now through midnight PDT Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – web sales only. We ran out the last time we ran these […]

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Genealogy At A Glance: Ohio Genealogy Research

 There is a new addition to the Genealogy At A Glance series: Ohio Genealogy Research, by Michael A. Ports. As part of the Northwest Territory, Ohio was opened for settlement in 1787. Within a few years, when its boundaries were formally established, Ohio became the 17th state in the Union, with a population of about […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online U.S. Name Lists

William (Bill) Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing continue to to produce new guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists in their series, titled, A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide. The latest titles have focused Dollarhide’s popular name lists books. One of the newest guides is A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online U.S. Name Lists. Unique to Online U.S. Name Lists […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Maine Name Lists

William (Bill) Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing continue to to produce new guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists in their series, titled, A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide. The latest titles have focused Dollarhide’s popular name lists books. One of the newest guides is A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Maine Name Lists. Unique to Online Maine Name Lists […]

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The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd Edition – on Sale Thru Monday, May 4

A couple months ago, my friend, Lisa Louise Cooke, released a revised and updated book – The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 2nd Edition. As usual, I’ve been so busy that I didn’t get a chance to set down with the new book until now. I used her 2011 first edition regularly in the last several years, […]

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