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Genealogy at a Glance: FamilySearch.org Research

Back in December I reviewed a new Genealogy at a Glance, by George G. Morgan, on Ancestry.com Research. Morgan now has a new guide, Genealogy at a Glance: FamilySearch.org Research. Like Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org is an enormous database collection of genealogically pertinent family trees, stories, photos, vital records, and documents. Both site share a lot of […]

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Flemish DNA & Ancestry

In a book that began as a family case study, Flemish DNA & Ancestry: History of Three Families over Five Centuries Using Conventional and Genetic Genealogy by Guido J. Deboeck, has proven to be much more. The book offers an excellent primer on genetic or DNA genealogy, including, how to take a DNA test, what to […]

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The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How To Trace Your Germanic Ancestry In Europe

As a publisher, I really appreciate reviewing books first capture my eye with clean and clear page design (typesetting). When simple clean fonts are chosen with structured and organized page elements meeting basic design guidelines. When photos, charts, samples, and images stand out on a page as independent elements, but don’t overwhelm the page making […]

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Royal Families: Americans Of Royal And Noble Ancestry. Volume Three

I am not sure why it is, but it seems like American genealogist are obsessed with the notion of having royal ancestry. The truth is, a significant number of us are descendant or royal blood; however, proving so will bring you little more than bragging rights, which you will share with millions of other people. […]

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Land Causes, Accomack County, Virginia, 1727-1826 – 50% Off Thru Thursday, May 15

FRPC just bought a quantity of a popular Virginia Eastern Shore source book to run as this weekend’s FRPC Exceptional Bargain offer. It’s titled Land Causes, Accomack County, Virginia, 1727-1826. If you’ve got Eastern Shore Virginia ancestry, this is a great hard back book to add to your collection. Normally $28.50, it’s 50% off, making […]

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Grin-ealogy — Sixty Years of Adventures and Misadventure

If you are going to spend 60 years of your life actively involved in genealogical research, then you better have a good sense of humor. Indeed, anyone with 60 years experience ought to have plenty of their own funny tales from their personal experience. So it is with, George I Sackheim who has compiled his […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Court Records

“Court records, including those for the territorial or colonial periods, provide vivid details of our ancestors’ action and those of their relatives and neighbors. Whether a plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, jurors, local justices, signatories, or appointed officials, most Americans were named in court records at some point in their lives.” This quote comes from the “Overview” […]

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Engaging the Next Generation – A Guide for Genealogical Societies and Libraries

Jennifer Holik, author of the Branching Out series of genealogy lesson manuals, has now produced Engaging the Next Generation: A Guide for Genealogy Societies and Libraries. In this new book Holik sets out to help societies, clubs, organizations, and libraries create a youth program for ‘the next generation’ of genealogists. Part I of the book […]

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Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors – Webinar on CD-ROM

Legacy Family Tree offers some of their popular webinars on CD. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use of the latest technologies both for research and for the maintenance of critical family data. Here are some of the webinars on CD we […]

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A History of Shenandoah County Virginia – on sale for 50% off thru Thursday, May 15

A while back, Family Roots Publishing acquired a quantity of the beautiful book, A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia. The book 894 page hard-cover is technically out-of-print, and FRPC has just a few left. FRPC is again offering this volume as an Exceptional Bargain at just $37.50 (plus $5.50 p&h). That’s 50% off of the […]

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Real Photo Postcards KwikGuide: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Real Photo Postcards of the 20th Century

In 2013, Gary Clark, of PhotoTree.com, had a very busy year. He seemed to be on a one-man mission to provide every detail a genealogist will need to identify, date, and restore old photographs of virtually every type and in a way to make the process as easy as possible. This was a lot of […]

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Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

Fred Anderson’s Crucible of War is probably my favorite history book ever written. The book is about the Seven-Years War, otherwise known as the French and Indian War – a war that led directly to the American Revolution. If there hadn’t been a French and Indian War, there may very well not have ever been […]

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Dropbox for Genealogists

“Are you familiar with Dropbox – a program that provides 2 gigabytes of online storage for free? Learn how to sign up for Dropbox, install the program and get started ensuring the safety and security of your genealogy research data. Seems too good to be true, right? Two gigabytes of online storage for free? And […]

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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors — 15% Off through Midnight Thursday, April 24

Every author has a pedigree. Yes, they all have a family history, but I mean a work pedigree. Each has a resume of work and life experiences that are echoed in their words and teachings. These words, these guides and books can help lead the student, the reader, the researcher, down new roads to greater […]

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101 Things You Didn’t Know about Irish History — 15% Off through Midnight Thursday, April 24

A month and a half before we put on our sombreros, sing about a drunk cockroach, and eat too many tacos in the cultural celebration acknowledging our southern neighbors on Cinco de Mayo, we will first don a little green and hope for a little luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Most you […]

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