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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors — 15% Off through Midnight Monday, April 21

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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Witter’s German-English Primer

Language barriers are always present when researching one’s ancestors prior to their arrival in America. Both language barriers and unique handwriting forming these barriers can be difficult to surmount. One great tool available to help researchers with their German is an actual early German school book. Every now and then a book will find new […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later issued as special publications. The latest version of the series contains revised guides, plus additional states not included in the previous releases. Now, new for 2013, NGS has provided a slight […]

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A Reporter in France Helps to Return Art Taken by the Nazis

The following excerpt is from a fantastic research story by reporter Doreen Carvajel, posted in the January 30, 2014 edition of the New York Times. Thanks to my friend, Daniel Horowitz, with MytHeritage, for turning me on to this… What a story! PARIS — I worked nights from a leather chair in my living room, […]

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Genealogical Resources in English Repositories

The information so nicely gathered into a single resource in Genealogical Resources in English Repositories can be found in many other locations; however, that does not make this book any less useful. This book represents an exhaustive listing of available genealogical resources available in Britain. Listed in these pages are major national archives and libraries, […]

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Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians

Imaging going to a genealogy seminar and having nothing but great classes taught by some of the very best professional genealogists in the county. That is what you get in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians. This book was primarily compiled to help those who are, or wish to become, […]

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Beginners Guide To Genetic Genealogy

14 easy lessons on DNA, and how a genealogists can use it to find relatives. What is Genetic Genealogy? Genealogy is simply the study of one’s family tree or ancestry. Genetic genealogy uses DNA testing to determine the genetic relationship between individuals. Why would someone want to use DNA for genealogy? There are many reasons […]

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RootsMagic Webinars on CD, Volume 3

First there were two, now there are four. The folks at RootsMagic, one of the most popular genealogy programs on the market, use webinars to prove training and help for their user base. These webinars are available for free online. However, for those with slow or limited Internet connectivity, or who simply prefer to have […]

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RootsMagic Webinars on CD, Volume 2

Webinars have become popular among many genealogists. Bloggers, software vendors, professional researchers, and others use webinars to communicate with the genealogy community. Webinars provide interaction with an audience in an engaging manner. One excellent use of such interaction is for training. The folks at RootsMagic, one of the most popular genealogy programs on the market, […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Missouri

“Missouri was the land of the Osage and their rival tribes. The jumping-off place for Lewis and Clark’s expedition of discovery. The early home to French trappers, mountain men, and Spanish garrisons and churches. In the wake of the American Revolution, it was the siren call for frontiersmen and land-hungry farmers out of British America. […]

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Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors

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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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors

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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Crash Course In Family History – An Easy Step-by-Step Illustrated Guidebook And Comprehensive Resource Directory – 4th Edition

Crash Course in Family History, 4th edition, is the ultimate blend of utility and beauty. This colorfully-illustrated and artistically-designed book is as eye catching as it is useful. With this forth edition, author Paul Larsen has listened to what his audience needs are and improved on past editions, creating a handbook every genealogist should have […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Missouri

“Missouri was the land of the Osage and their rival tribes. The jumping-off place for Lewis and Clark’s expedition of discovery. The early home to French trappers, mountain men, and Spanish garrisons and churches. In the wake of the American Revolution, it was the siren call for frontiersmen and land-hungry farmers out of British America. […]

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Slave Ancestral Research: It’s Something Else

Slave Ancestral Research: It’s Something Else, is the documented research for author Mary L. Jackson Fears’ 7th-generation slave grandmother, Luveser McCrary. This search, this story, begins with finding Fears’ great-grandmother Emma’s brother, Peter, in the 1900 Taylor County Census. This is not a how-to book. In the author’s own words, “The are other publications…which serve […]

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