Dollarhide Censuses & Substitute Name Lists Guides AL-MI 80% Off! – NEW MN-WY Guides 20% Off! With FREE Downloads!

Bill Dollarhide started a series of what he called “Name List” guides in the Summer of 2013. He wrote steadily on them until sometime in 2015, when life caught up with him, and he had to put the project aside. Well, he went back at it several months ago, and completed new guides for all the rest of the states, alphabetically Minnesota through Wyoming. He also wrote a full book on the U.S. Territories. Finally, Bill went back and updated an earlier volume – choosing Indiana – to test whether enough changes had taken place to make it worthwhile to do Second Editions. Bill found that a number of URL addresses had changed, which he expected, and he found additional data that expanded the volume by another 10 pages.

So this weekend we are releasing all 29 NEW volumes Minnesota through Wyoming, plus U.S. Territories and Indiana Second Edition.

To celebrate, we’re pricing all of the new 2017 volumes at 20% off, making them $15.16 (or $10 for the PDF eBook alone). As before, we’re throwing in a FREE instantly downloadable PDF eBook version with any paperback book being purchased. See my Super-Saver shipping note below.

To clear out the earlier printed books, those written between 2013 and 2017, FRPC has discounted the price 80%! That makes them only $3.79 each! We will most likely do Second Editions for those volumes sometime in the Fall or Winter. Note that if you only desire the PDF eBook alone, we’ve discounted them, Alabama through Michigan, by 60%, making them just $5. Again – this is for all volumes Alabama through Michigan.

To make this offer even more attractive, we’re offering Super-Saver (USA Only) USPS shipping on all 53 printed books. That’s $4.50 for the first book, and only 50 cents for each thereafter.

With the completion of this series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists, censuses, and census substitutes are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s research.

Censuses & Substitute Name Lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Name List guides can make the difference.

Not only do these this volumes give a detailed bibliography of Censuses and Substitute Names Lists available for each state, but links to websites, FHL book & microfilm numbers, archive references, maps, and key historical information make this volume invaluable to the researcher looking to extend their lines and fill in the family tree.

The following Censuses & Substitute Name Lists Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co. Click on the appropriate links to purchase.

Where the Dead are Unnamed

Now this is a strange one… The following teaser is from an article by Amanda Norris, posted in the April 5, 2013 Virgin Islands Daily News. Click on the link at the end of the excerpt, and dead the full article – then just shake your head in wonder…

ST. THOMAS [U.S. Virgin Islands] ­- Lydia Martin installed her husband’s remains in a vault at Smith Bay Eastern Cemetery in 2007.

The 149 plots in two vaults near the entrance to the cemetery have never had headstones. The rows of blank, gray concrete squares contain no names or dates and bear no decorations.

The $1,514 that Public Works charged the families of the deceased for the plots includes the cost of a headstone, and the department assumes responsibility for its installation.

However, issues with the surface of the vaults at the time of construction in 2006 have prevented the department from fulfilling this duty to the deceased and their families, according to Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls.

Martin said that, like many with loved ones in the plots, she had marked her husband’s plot by inscribing his name, birth date and death date, in the wet concrete after the installation of his remains.

She was aghast when she found two years ago that Public Works had removed the inscription and all others like it.

After a funeral parlor told her that she could not purchase and install a headstone for Smith Bay Eastern Cemetery, she said those markings were the only way to identify her husband’s plot.

Read the full article by Amanda Norris.