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Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – Now Shipping & 10% Off thru RootsTech!

Finally – we have a great new guide for those of us who use mobile devices! This book takes the place of Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, written by Lisa Louise Cooke in 2012. The iPad volume was becoming dated, and mobile devices of all kinds have sprung up since the publication of […]

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From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes – Now on Sale for 55% Off thru Feb. 9, 2016

Food makes up, and takes up, a considerable portion of our human existence. A large portion of our time goes to earning an income, from which a significant portion goes to food. Hours can be spent each day preparing the daily meals. Major significance is given to the customs, habits, and manners surrounding food. Food […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Maryland

“and then on the 3 of March came into Chesapeake bay, at the mouth of the Patomecke, this baye is the most delightfull water I ever saw, between two seet lande, with a channel, 4:5:6:7: and 8 fathoms deepe, some 10 leagues broad, at time of yeare full of fish, yet it doth yeild to […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Colorado

“’Gold! Gold!! Gold!!! Gold!!!! Hard to Get and Heavy to Hold. Come to Kansas!’ read the headlines in 1858 when gold was discovered at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the region later to be named Colorado. Thousands of adventurous souls reacted to such headlines by crossing the plains in wagons inscribed ‘Pikes Peak […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Georgia

“Georgia, the thirteenth colony, was established in 1733. The state had frontier land until almost the beginning of the Civil War and extinguished the last Indian title within its boundaries in 1835. This continual push to open new land characterizes the first on hundred years of state history and is crucial to understanding the movements […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Michigan

“Throughout Michigan’s varied and fascinating history, its people have been leaders. They have led the nation in the production of automobiles, iron and copper, lumber, and many agricultural products. Of even greater importance, Michigan citizens have been leaders in the movements for equitable working conditions, civil rights, and a clean environment. Perhaps, to paraphrase William […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: New Jersey

“Our concern is with the beginnings of settlement within teh area that we know today as the State of New Jersey. Here, between the Hudson and the Delaware, people of many nationalities came together, at times in jarring conflict, but for the most part in peaceful harmony, to lay the foundations of a colony whose […]

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The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut

The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut in a New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) publication. The book is a reprint of A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut; with the Time of Their Arrival in the Colony, and Their Standing in Society, Together with Their Place of […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Illinois

“Illinois has had a longer and more interesting history than any other state west of the Alleghenies. It was not accidental that the white settlement of the mid-continent began on the east bank of the Mississippi River and that the largest non-coastal city took root and flourished at the southwestern corner of Lake Michigan. As […]

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In Search of Your GERMAN ROOTS: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe

In the United States, more people can trace their ancestry to Germanic roots than any other national or ethnic background. However, having a German ancestor does not mean that ancestor came from what constitutes modern day Germany. Throughout history, German speaking people lived throughout Europe, “from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon

“Oregon’s ‘healthful’ climate and fertile soil…appealed to desperate families from older states suffering the economic effects of the Panic of 1837. [By 1850] nearly sixty percent of teh territory’s pioneer families were from the states that lined the Ohio and Upper Mississippi rivers”   This Issue: NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon; written by […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Pennsylvania

“Countless American families are rooted in the Keystone State. Because of its central location, its abundant resources, and its social tolerance, it has lured immigrants in droves since 1643. Its major port, Philadelphia, has funneled settlers into every state of the Union. Their descendants who return to search for forebears or comb distant repositories for […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: South Carolina

“Let there be no illusions: Southern genealogy is difficult–especially in remote areas and among ‘plain folk’ who resisted paper trails as fiercely as they did meddling governments. Add to this problem a legion of burned courthouses. … In truth, evidence does often exist; it just come in forms one does not expect and is found […]

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NGS Research in the States: North Carolina

“From the Native American tribes who first lived on the land to the English settlers form Virginia who followed; from the enslaved African Americans to those who came to the area on overland routes, the people of North Carolina have produced a wealth of records to tell their stories. Genealogists who want to trace Tar […]

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The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd Edition – on Sale Thru Monday, December 14

I have used Lisa Louise Cooke’s 2011 first edition of

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