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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, April 24

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 this week’s Exceptional Bargain at just $37.50 (plus $5.50 p&h). That’s 50% off of […]

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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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Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Historical Manuscripts, NEW Second Edition

Germans have long been a scattered people. Millions of Americans identify their ancestral roots as German. For many, however, their ancestors spoke German but never lived in what constitutes modern Germany. Some “Germans” never even lived is what could be called a German states or territories. From the middle ages on, German-speaking communities have thrived […]

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Illustrations: A Collage of Genealogical Pictorial Arrangements

In regards to author Phillip M Mayer’s style, I have said before in reviewing another of his works, he likes to keep things simple. In his guides, readers are taught to use common tools and strategies in a simple, straight-forward way to produce clean, easy-to-replicate results. In his latest book, Illustrations: A Collage of Genealogical […]

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WOW! 40% OFF ’til Thursday, April 17 — Discover Your Family History Online: A Step by Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search

Technological advances have brought change to many fields of study, genealogy no less so than another. The speed of change itself has increased along with technology. The Internet key amongst these changes. Keeping up with new tools and resources can be difficult. Keeping up with change requires a constant effort. Author’s constantly need to update […]

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 20% OFF until April 17, 2014

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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Forensic Genealogy – Revised

Forensic Genealogy – Revised was written to help genealogists dig deeper, examining sources with greater scrutiny to achieve greater success. Usually, when someone is said to be wearing the proverbial rose-colored glasses they are said to be viewing the world, or a situations, as better than it really is. The idiom suggests not positive thinking […]

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Tracing Your Ancestors Using Google

Over the past few years, the folks who publish Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and the History Magazine have created a series of journals offering a collection of previously published article, gathered together on a single topic. Here are some of the publications we have already seen: Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors Life During the […]

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Deciphering Gothic Records

Deciphering Gothic Records is a great little flip book designed to help those with German ancestry read and understand older German documents and handwriting. The books contents include information and words common to traditional vital records; including; birth, christenings, marriages, deaths, and burials. Fay S. Dearden created Deciphering Gothic Records: Useful Hints for Helping You […]

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Revised and Improved — Genealogy Standards: 50th Anniversary Edition — AND, On Sale for 15% Off Thru Thursday, April 3rd

Since my own first introduction to genealogy, back in high school, I recognized a strong need for evidence and accuracy in research. Though not a certified genealogist myself, my feelings on the matter are reflected by the The Board for Certification of Genealogists [BCG]; or perhaps it is more accurate to state, my position reflects […]

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