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Evernote for Mac for Genealogists

Last year Lisa Louise Cooke brought us Evernote for Windows for Genealogists. Here is a portion of the review I wrote for this guide: Evernote has quickly become a very popular tech tool among genealogists. Likewise, laminated guides have also become popular among family historians looking for solid reference materials to assist in a variety […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: North Carolina Genealogy Research

Reported records of exploration by colonists into the Carolinas began in 1622. Carolina became an official colony in 1663 by charter of Charles II. The province was split in two, north and south, in 1710. This is just part of the “Settlement Background” information found in the new laminated guide, Genealogy at a Glance: North […]

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Quicksheet: Your Stripped-Bare Guide to HISTORICAL ‘PROOF’

If you have spent much time reading on this website, then you must have read something by now about Elizabeth Shown Mills. Mills is an expert researcher and family historian. Her works include top selling books on proving and citing sources: Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian and Evidence Explained, Evidence Explained: Citing […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Maryland Genealogy Research

The new guide,Genealogy at a Glance: Maryland Genealogy Research, by Michael A. Ports offers a lengthy background compared with many similar guides. Lengthy, of course, is relative. Here it means four paragraphs and just less than half a page. Small as it is, the background still provides great information and insight on who settled this […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Scots-Irish Genealogy Research

“The term Scots-Irish refers to people who originated in Scotland and settled in the 17th century in Ireland in the nine northern counties of Ulster. Claiming economic hardship, 250,000 Scots-Irish immigrated to North America between 1717 and 1776, principally to the port of Philadelphia, then west into the Appalachian region where they became the intrepid […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: FamilySearch.org Research

Back in December I reviewed a new Genealogy at a Glance, by George G. Morgan, on Ancestry.com Research. Morgan now has a new guide, Genealogy at a Glance: FamilySearch.org Research. Like Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org is an enormous database collection of genealogically pertinent family trees, stories, photos, vital records, and documents. Both site share a lot of […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Court Records

“Court records, including those for the territorial or colonial periods, provide vivid details of our ancestors’ action and those of their relatives and neighbors. Whether a plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, jurors, local justices, signatories, or appointed officials, most Americans were named in court records at some point in their lives.” This quote comes from the “Overview” […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Court Records

“Court records, including those for the territorial or colonial periods, provide vivid details of our ancestors’ action and those of their relatives and neighbors. Whether a plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, jurors, local justices, signatories, or appointed officials, most Americans were named in court records at some point in their lives.” This quote comes from the “Overview” […]

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Evernote for Windows for Genealogists

Evernote has quickly become a very popular tech tool among genealogists. Likewise, laminated guides have also become popular among family historians looking for solid reference materials to assist in a variety of research tasks. Given both statements, it was only time before someone created an Evernote guide for genealogical application. And, who better to write […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Massachusetts State Census

Here is the third Portable Genealogist reviewed I promised last week. This time, I will be looking at the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s publication The Portable Genealogist: Massachusetts State Census. Specifically, this guide examines the 1855 and 1865 state censuses. Like all the Portable guides so far, this one is a two-color, four-page, three-hole-punched […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Problem Solving in Irish Research

A couple of days ago I mentioned the New England Historic Genealogical Society had recently released a number of additional laminated guides, part of The Portable Genealogists Series. Here is the second review of the three, on The Portable Genealogist: Problem Solving in Irish Research. Like all the Portable guides so far, this one is […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Organizing Your Research

Last month I had the opportunity to review three new fantastic laminated guides published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Those guides were: The Portable Genealogist: U.S. Naturalization The Portable Genealogist: Immigration to the U.S. The Portable Genealogist: New York State Census A few more have shown up in the mail and I […]

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The Portable Genealogist: U.S. Naturalization

New England Historic Genealogical Society has joined with many others in creating a new series of 2 to 4 page laminated guides. The NEHGS series is called The Portable Genealogist. In the third installment of this new series to be reviewed here, we will look at The Portable Genealogist: U.S. Naturalization, by Rhonda R. McClure, […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Immigration to the U.S.

In the latest series of laminated guide for family historians, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, presents The Portable Genealogist. Last week I reviewed one of the handful of guides in this new series, The Portable Genealogist: New York State Census. This week I will summarize The Portable Genealogist: Immigration to the U.S., by Rhonda R. […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Civil War Genealogy Research

A comprehensive knowledge of the Civil War records never hurt a genealogist’s chances at finding an ancestor. But when you just need a quick reminder or helpful reference, then the new Genealogy at a Glance: Civil War Genealogy Research is a great reference. This new addition to the at a Glance series was written by […]

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