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New “Historic German Newspapers Online” – On Sale for 15% Off Thru Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I spent much of the day searching, translating and printing items from online German newspapers and books. Up until now, I had no idea that so much was available! I’ve been using GenealogyBank and Newspapers.com for my research for years, but honestly, I had no clue as to the wealth of historic German-language materials available […]

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Have a Book to Publish? “Producing a Quality Family History” Can Help

What does it take to put together a family history worth reading? The short answer is time, money, and effort. However, after all the work you have done in researching, collecting documents, gathering pictures, sorting, and recording genealogies and family stories, putting a family history together should seem like a piece of cake. To help […]

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 35% OFF Thru Monday, February 2.

Most genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide, identifies the places to look and documents to be found […]

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Maryland Genealogies, in Two Volumes — 15% OFF

Maryland Genealogies, a two volume set, contains all the family history articles published in the Maryland Historical Magazine from its inception through 1976. The magazine was produced by the Maryland Historical Society. The families found in these articles “arrived, for the most part, in the early colonial period,” but are not limited to just British […]

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Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography — 15% OFF

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) was founded in 1877 by The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The magazine has been a “gold mine of information relating to the history and biography of the Keystone State and neighboring areas.” The magazine contained a plethora of information on compiled family histories, Bible records, censuses, passenger […]

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Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies — 50% OFF thru January 15

Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies is a two volume set printed in one binding, and represents an authoritative work on Swiss emigration to the Carolinas and Pennsylvania in the 18th century. Volume I identifies approximately 2,000 emigrants from the Canton of Zurich during the period 1734-1744, most references […]

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Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania — 50% OFF

History is the key to our future. You have heard this before. However, history is also the key to our past. You have probably heard this before as well. Understanding at least some of the general history; including government, laws, religion, economy, along with specific events; of where your ancestors came from is necessary to […]

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In Search of Your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe — 50% OFF

What genealogical records are available? Where are the records located? How can each records repository be accessed and used? Searching for specific records for your ancestors is work enough. There is no need to first spending significant time finding record repositories to begin with; especially, when there are guides available to point the researcher in […]

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American Place Names Of Long Ago — 50% OFF

  A Family Roots Publishing Holiday Special: 50% OFF American Place Names Of Long Ago   Read the Review: George Cram’s Unrivaled Atlas of the World contains an index of over 100,000 place names of “every county, city, town, village, and post-office in the United States and shows the population of the same according to […]

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The Great War: A Guide To The Service Records Of All The World’s Fighting Men And Volunteers — 50% OFF

  A Family Roots Publishing Holiday Special: 50% OFF The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers   Read the Review: Those born at the outbreak of World War I are now nearly 100 years old. There are only a handful of people left in the […]

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10,000 Vital Records of Central New York: 1813–1850 – on sale for 20-55% Off!

In my review of 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York: 1809-1850, I stated: “When someone has a real passion for genealogy, it will sometimes drive them to perform marvelous, if somewhat crazy, feats. I must assume it was passion that drove the late Fred Q. Bowman to abstract individual vital information for over 10,000, […]

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10,000 Vital Records of Western New York: 1809–1850 – on sale for 20-55% Off

When someone has a real passion for genealogy, it will sometime drive them to perform marvelous, if somewhat crazy, feats. I must assume it was passion that drove the late Fred Q. Bowman to abstract individual vital information for over 10,000, 19th century New Yorkers from early 19th century newspapers. After doing just that, Bowman […]

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Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors

Family Roots Publishing now stocks Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors; by Karel Kiley, Marion Corrigan and James Durney. It was printed in Dublin in 2014 and is one more of the Tracing guides from Flyleaf Press. This new title is a guide for family research in County Kildare. It provides a comprehensive account of all of […]

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Tracing your Limerick Ancestors, Second Edition – Now Available

Margaret Franklin wrote a second edition of her popular Irish research guidebook, Tracing your Limerick Ancestors in 2013. Family Roots Publishing has obtained a stock of them from Ireland. Margaret Franklin is the local history specialist in Limerick County Library. She has now compiled a comprehensive 2nd edition guide to tracing families in the City […]

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Evidence Explained – 15% Off through Monday, November 24

When I first picked up Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, I read the Foreword and Acknowledgemen,t then skimmed a few pages. I immediately shut the book and said something to the effect of, “this is too academic.” Then I thought about it. My friend and the author, Elizabeth Shown Mills, is […]

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