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The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records, 15% Off, Thru May 14, 2015

Family Roots Publishing just brought in another stock of The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records, and discounted them by 15% at the FRPC website. Normally $20, they are selling for just $17 – now through midnight PDT Thursday, May 14, 2015 – web sales only. We ran out the last time we ran these […]

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Genealogy At A Glance: Ohio Genealogy Research

 There is a new addition to the Genealogy At A Glance series: Ohio Genealogy Research, by Michael A. Ports. As part of the Northwest Territory, Ohio was opened for settlement in 1787. Within a few years, when its boundaries were formally established, Ohio became the 17th state in the Union, with a population of about […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online U.S. Name Lists

William (Bill) Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing continue to to produce new guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists in their series, titled, A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide. The latest titles have focused Dollarhide’s popular name lists books. One of the newest guides is A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online U.S. Name Lists. Unique to Online U.S. Name Lists […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Maine Name Lists

William (Bill) Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing continue to to produce new guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists in their series, titled, A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide. The latest titles have focused Dollarhide’s popular name lists books. One of the newest guides is A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Maine Name Lists. Unique to Online Maine Name Lists […]

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The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd Edition – on Sale Thru Monday, May 4

A couple months ago, my friend, Lisa Louise Cooke, released a revised and updated book – The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 2nd Edition. As usual, I’ve been so busy that I didn’t get a chance to set down with the new book until now. I used her 2011 first edition regularly in the last several years, […]

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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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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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