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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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Historical Photography Quick Guide Package

Family Roots Publishing has bundled together a collection of popular quick guide covering the identification and dating of old photographs. Collectively these guides cover topics like: Daguerreotypes Ambrotypes Tintypes Carte de visite Cabinet cards Real picture postcards The five guides included in this bundle include, four KwikTips guides from Phototree.com and Maureen Taylor’s Identify Photographs […]

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The Pocket Genealogist: Building A Genealogical Sketch

Last week I commented on the fact there has been a recent rush in the genealogy publishing market to produce two to four page laminated guides. These guides have proven very popular as they typically provide a high density of basic information on a single topic. Guides reviewed on this site cover everything from researching […]

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The Pocket Genealogist: Genealogical Numbering

There has been a recent rush in the genealogy publishing market to produce two to four page laminated guides. These guides have proven very popular as they typically provide a high density of basic information on a single topic. Guides reviewed on this site cover everything from researching a specific ethnic group or nationality to […]

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Quicksheets for Citation and Problem Analysis

Elizabeth Shown Mills is considered one of the most knowledgeable, if not the top expert, on research citation and verification. Her books, Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian and Evidence Explained and Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, provide a detailed exploration into proper research techniques, with a focus on […]

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