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The Compendium of American Genealogy

I have used such words as massive, voluminous, gigantic, thorough, exhaustive, and enormous to describe books before. However, these words may not do just for The Compendium of American Genealogy, a seven volume set. This massive work may not compare to the Encyclopedia Britanica, Wikipedia and online references, or the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy […]

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Pennsylvania German Marriages: Marriages and Marriage Evidence in Pennsylvania German Churches

Available as a two volume set, Pennsylvania German Marriages: Marriages and Marriage Evidence in Pennsylvania German Churches, by Donna R. Irish, is perhaps the most important collection of Pennsylvania-German source materials to appear since the publication of Strassburger and Hinke’s Pennsylvania German Pioneers over fifty years ago. The book provides documentation on some 50,000 persons […]

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Indiana Source Book: Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1982-1984, Volume 5 with Index

In recent blogs I have review the Indians Source Book, covering four volumes and an independent index to the first three volumes. These four volumes represent the work of Willard Heiss. He took upon himself the task of copying and printing into a single series of books all the abstracts of vital and genealogically important […]

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Indiana Source Book Vol. 4 with Index; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1979-1981

I have recently review three volumes of the Indiana Source Book. They are as follows: Indiana Source Book Vol. 1; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1966 Indiana Source Book Vol. 2; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1967-1972 Indiana Source Book Vol. 3; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1973-1979 In the introduction of […]

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Indiana Source Book Vol. 3; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1973-1979

Indiana Source Book Vol. 3; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1973-1979 is the third, and thus far, largest volume is a set of books contains abstracts from a wide variety of early Indiana records of genealogical value. So far I have covered Indiana Source Book Vol. 1; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1966 […]

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Indiana Source Book Vol. 2; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1967-1972

In my recent article, Indiana Source Book Vol. 1; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1966, I introduced this four volume series on historical Indiana records of genealogical value.. The editor, Willard Heiss, extracted in full the previously collected abstracts as printed in The Hoosier Genealogist, a journal of the Indiana Historical Society. This volume […]

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Indiana Source Book Vol. 1; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1966

“The Hoosier Genealogist first appeared in 1962. Its editorial policy was an still is ‘to publish transcripts of original county records (such as marriage, land, will, and probate records), also church, Bible, and cemetery records.’ In this volume I have attempted to cull everything of permanent genealogical value from the first six years of The […]

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Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska Civil War Veterans – Compilation of the GAR Death Rolls

Over 36,000 Civil War Union veterans from just three states listed in a single book. This is the Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Department of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948. Taken from the Journals of the Grand Army of the Republic […]

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West Virginia 1890 Census Index of Civil War Veterans or Their Widows

Although the majority of the 1890 census was burned when a fire razed the Commerce Department Building in 1921, and the few remaining fragments destroyed by 1935, there is one group of the population whose records have endured. In addition to the regular schedules taken in the census, a special census of Union Civil War […]

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Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maine

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 is a series of books which provide abstracts from the 1790 U.S. Census for the heads of house for each state. This volume covers Maine. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the […]

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Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, New Hampshire

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 is a series of books which provide abstracts from the 1790 U.S. Census for the heads of house for each state. This volume covers New Hampshire. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in […]

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Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maryland

There is not much to say about Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maryland. The book is exactly what the title says it is, an abstract from the 1790 U.S. Census for the heads of house in the state of Maryland. However, if you have […]

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New York in the Revolution as Colony and State

In 1894, James A. Roberts became the comptroller for the State of New York. During his first term he took action to systematically order, “for the purpose of easy reference,” the old records of the comptroller’s department. Records and papers relating to the service of New Yorkers in the Revolutionary War were discovered during this […]

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Abstracts of the Records of The Society of Friends in Indiana, Volume II

A few days ago I provided a review on Abstracts of the Records of The Society of Friends in Indiana, Volume I. Volume II adds additional Monthly Meeting abstract from the Society of Friends in Indiana, from as early as 1823 through the first few years of the 20th century. Abstracts of the Records of […]

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Abstracts of the Records of The Society of Friends in Indiana

“The Society of Friends or Quakers (the terms are synonymous) had its beginning in the middle of the seventeenth century in England. It was in this period of religious and political turmoil and uncertainty that George Fox and others discovered “Truth” as they saw it. Quakerism was but one of the new sects that grew […]

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