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Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques & Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians- with FREE PDF- 20% Off

From scanner or camera, digital images, namely photographs, have become a part of everyday life. Even older photographs, on paper or film, are commonly converted to digital format. Documents, letters, notes, books, and just about anything else on paper can be scanned and preserved in digital format. This include vital records. Opinions vary widely on […]

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Genealogy At A Glance: Massachusetts Genealogy Research

The latest At A Glance is Massachusetts Genealogy Research, by Denise R. Larson. The first English settlement in the new world was the Plymouth Colony and for more than a century to come, Massachusetts continued to be a key point of entry for European immigrants. After 1840, more and more immigrants came from other parts […]

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The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records -15% Off – Now Thru April 20

Yes – it’s tax time of year again – so many of us are buried in receipts and spread sheets, attempting to figure out what we might owe Uncle Sam. That said, one of my favorite sources of family history information is found in the tax records. U.S. Federal censuses were taken every ten years, […]

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Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery

A few weeks ago I received a copy of Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery, by Judith King and Bruce Mathews. Not only is the book informative, but also very attractive. I’d call it a “useful” coffee-table book. The pictures, most taken by Bruce Mathews, are fantastic, but so is the content. Judith King and Bruce […]

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New “Historic German Newspapers Online”

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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