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Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian

Life in the past, the life your ancestors lived, was different from our own. They still had to meet their basic requirements of work, food, shelter, family, and religion. People were born, they were christened, they married and had families, they worked and they died. They lived their lives. Some ran businesses or worked for […]

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Annals of Witchcraft in New England and Elsewhere in the United States

To speak of witches in history is to speak of the Salem which trials. The infamous events surrounding the small community of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 have been retold for generations, and have become a standard inclusion in American History taught in today’s classrooms. However, what is not taught, and generally goes overlooked, is the […]

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Book Reviews – Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous   A Guide to Mormon Family History Sources A Guide to Mormon Family History Sources is, simply, a resource guide to “electronic databases, websites, microfilm collections, indexes, and more” pertaining directly to Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) and their families. Like most genealogists, most members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are well-aware […]

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Book Reviews – U.S. Research & Vital Records

U.S. Research & Vital Records   10,000 Vital Records of Central New York: 1813–1850 10,000 Vital Records of Central New York: 1813–1850, includes 5,124 marriage and 4,897 death (for an actual total of 10,021) records pulled from newspaper columns published before 1850 in Central New York. While births were not covered in these early newspapers, […]

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Book Reviews – U.S. & State Histories

U.S. & State Histories   Art & Photography • Military   The First Steamboat on the Ohio Steamboats on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers changed this young country in dramatic ways, transforming the Ohio-Mississippi River Basin almost overnight. The steamboat brought commerce, quickened immigrations, and began a building frenzy as new town sprung up all […]

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Book Reviews – Software & Videos

Software & Videos   The Official Unofficial Guide to Using Legacy Family Tree Legacy Family Tree users will likely be interested in The Official Unofficial Guide to Using Legacy Family Tree: Plus Research Advice, News, Views and Technology Tipsby Geoffrey D. Rasmussen. This guide goes beyond being a simple how-to software manual. Incorporated into program […]

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Book Reviews – Mexican Research

Mexican Research   Mexican-American Genealogical Research Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico, by John Schmal & Donna Morales, was written to help descendents find records of their ancestors from governmental sources and through the Family History Library. According to the authors, “Mexico probably has the most detailed records in the world, stretching […]

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Book Reviews – How-To Genealogy Books

How-To Genealogy Books   Becoming an Accredited Genealogist If you ever though about getting your accreditation or simply wondered about the process then Becoming an Accredited Genealogist: Plus 100 Tips to Ensure Your Success by Karen Clifford is for you. The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists grants genealogical accreditation based on the […]

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Book Reviews – European Research & Ancestry British

European Research & Ancestry British • Eastern European • German • Irish • Polish • Scottish   British Air Force Records: A Guide for Family Historians Air Force Records: A Guide for Family Historians, Second Edition is part of a series of books covering military records available at the British National Archives. From the Boer War, […]

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Book Reviews – Charts, Quicksheets, & At-A-Glance Guides

Charts, Quicksheets, & At-A-Glance Guides   Kinship Connections “He’s my semi half brother. He shares three of the same mothers as me.” [Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie] Have you ever felt like identifying your family connections was as confusing as this quote? Was that my second cousin, or first cousin once removed? What is […]

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Book Reviews – Internet Resources

Internet Resources   Creating A Family Web Site Can Be Fun & Easy Ever wanted to create a family website but you weren’t sure where to get started? Creating a Family Web Site Can Be Fun & Easy, by Marian Press, can help. This primer was designed to help any genealogist create their first website. […]

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