As this week’s FRPC Exceptional Bargain Offer, Family Roots Publishing is offering 3 popular genealogy books as a bundle for 65% off – or individually at 25% off. The bundle is heavy, and can’t be shipped outside of the United States & Canada.
The books are:
Again, Sorry – we do not ship this bundle outside of the United States. Any orders placed for outside-the-USA & Canada shipping for this item will be reversed. It’s just too heavy to ship economically out of the North America.
Following are reviews of each of the three items:
Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy – Record & Preserve Your Family’s History
In 2013, Jeffrey A. Bockman, published a major update to his popular book, Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy: Record & Preserve Your Family’s History. Now in its fifth edition, this fantastic primer covers all the basics needed for the novice to get started with family history research. Sometimes genealogists forget an important part of family history research, leaving their own story behind. Bockman created this book to guide and inspire anyone with an inkling of interest into their own past, to help search it out and leave both it and their own stories behind for future genealogists.
In this book Bockman covers all the basics, for example:
- Forms to record the basic facts
- Saving documents future researchers will need
- Identifying people in photographs
- Finding and telling family stories
- Conducting your own research
This fifth edition is a major revision, adding over five additional years of experience and new resources. New for the fifth edition:
- More family stories and photographs
- Newer sources
- More online resources
- A new section on searching techniques
- Comments about genealogy travel with examples
- Mini case study (to give hope to those who have a relative that disappeared)
The book is organized for easy reading with plenty of examples to help the beginner get started. If you know someone looking to get started with family history or hoping to help someone develop and interest in their families stories, then this book would help them in the process.
Not only is this book one of the best primers available, it is priced affordably. Family Roots Publishing has Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy: Record & Preserve Your Family’s History, 5th Edition, (normally $8.95) on sale for only $6.71 (25% off) through February 9 – or purchase it as part of the 65% off Getting Started bundle available through the same date.
Table of Contents
- About the author
- Identify family members and key events
- Recording information on standardized forms
- Family Group Sheet
- Ancestor Chart
- Supporting documents that help to provide the necessary proof
- List of what to use, keep, and preserve
- Important home sources
- Bockman family home sources
- Help turn names and dates into real people
- Identify the people, the time, and the place
- Saving items for future generations
- Paper & document preservation
- Photo preservation
- Can only be told by someone who was a part of it
- Timeline of events
- Bockman family history
Organizing It All
- Assembling all of the information
Family History Research
- How to start researching your family
- Vital records
- Wills & probate records
- Cemetery records
- Census records
- Other records
- Didn’t find it in the index
- Genealogy travel
- Case Study: Finding Alvar a not so great dane
- Title page
- Guidelines for filling in your forms
- Three family group sheets
- One ancestor charts
- Two timeline pages
- Notes page
Purchase Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy: Record; Preserve Your Family’s History, 5th Edition, (normally $8.95) on sale for only $6.71 (25% off) through February 9 – or purchase it as part of the 65% off Getting Started bundle available through the same date.
Portrait of My Family, My Family Heritage
A great gift or keepsake album to record the genealogy and family history.
This attractive hardback work contains some 136 pages, illustrated in color, pertaining to virtually every relationship, object, and activity of family life. Each page is dedicated to a separate topic, such as “The Family of My Father” or “Special Memories,” and leaves ample space thereunder for entering names, birthplaces, ages, and other appropriate information.
Looking for an easy and fun way to preserve the memories in the closest branches of your family’s history? Or, looking for a great way to get others in your family involved in the work? Portrait of My Family is a great solution. The book also makes a great gift, and here is why.
Portrait of My Family – My Family Heritage is a hardback, fill-in the blank, beautiful family history memory book. This 8.5″ x 11″ hardback book, if properly cared for, will last generations. Filled with pages beautifully printed to add a sense of style to each form. This book is a journal, a memory book, and a family history reference all in one.
Page by page, the owner will enjoy creating this long-lasting memory by hand, recording basic genealogical information along with the memories of family treasures and special family events. Forms and charts are designed for ease of use and for easy reading. There are places for both genealogical data as well as family personal and family stories. Records of family heirlooms and collections will help future generations identify important family treasures. The contents listed below show all the exciting topics and sheets this book offers for creating a new family heirloom.
The book also comes with an inserted sheet offering “helpful suggestion for filling in your book.” This included tips on preparing and adding photographs and making the most of your entries.
As a gift now for others, or as a gift you leave behind,
is available from Family Roots Publishing.
- Table of Contents
- From Generation to Generation
- How to Use This book
- My Genealogy
- My Parent’s Courtship
- My Parent’s Marriage
- Father’s Family
- Mother’s Family
- My Foreign-Born Ancestors
- The Lands of Our Ancestors
- My Family Tree – fold-out Ancestral Chart
- My Family
- The Family of My Father
- The Family of My Mother
- The Family of My Paternal GrandFather
- The Family of My Paternal Grandmother
- The Family of My Maternal Grandfather
- The Family of My Maternal Grandmother
- The Families of My Paternal Great-Grandparents
- The Families of My Maternal Great-Grandparents
- Family Weddings
- Other Religious Ceremonies in Our Family
- My Family’s Religious Affiliations
- Where I Have Worshipped
- Special Memories
- My Family’s Homes
- The Schools I Have Attended
- The Organizations I Have Joined
- Professions, Occupations, Crafts and Trades
- My Family’s Military Service Record
- My Best Friends
- The Pets in My Family
- The Automobiles – Our Mechanical Companion
- Special Things
- My Prized Family Possessions
- Sports I Enjoy
- My Family’s Hobbies
- Memorable Vacations
- Family Gatherings
- Cherished Traditions
- The Most Outstanding Events in My Family’s History
- Trials & Disasters My Family Has Faced
- The Oral History of My Family
- My Family’s Medical History
- Vital Statistics
- Genealogical Research
- National Archives [International]
Portrait of My Family, My Family Heritage; by F. Michael Carroll; Copyright 1978; Hardcover; 136 pp.; 8.5×11; Item# GPC8451; Reg. $10.95; Purchase at 25% off ($8.21) through midnight MST Monday, February 9, 2015 – or as a 65% off bundle through the same date.
Directory of Family Associations – 4th Edition
About a year ago, Family Roots Publishing made a special purchase of several hundred copies of the 4th Edition of the Directory of Family Associations. The book was written by Elizabeth Petty Bentley and Deborah Ann Carl in 2001, and is the latest family association directory available. No further editions are planned at this time. Most genealogical research within the United States and much of Europe can easily be done for the last 200 years, if not much more. Figuring an average generation as 25 years, that’s eight generations of ancestors – or 510 different and unique surnames in the family tree! If you are working on that many surnames or even a small portion of that (as many of us are), information on family associations is invaluable to our research.
There are many uses for a directory of family associations, but undoubtedly the best use for it is for genealogical research – for making contact with family members, sharing information about family history, developing common ground between people of the same surname, arranging reunions, discovering who’s out there and where you connect on the family tree, and finding out where you can go with your own research. And there are a host of other uses – kin searching and heir searching, for example, determining family migration patterns, even marketing your own genealogical research. The possibilities are endless.
Based largely on data received in response to questionnaires sent to family associations, reunion committees, and one-name societies, the 4th edition of the Directory of Family Associations gives you access to a range of possibilities, offering information on approximately 6,000 family associations across the United States.
The book starts with a section on Multi-family Resources, then launches into the bulk of the book listing the 6000 associations. It literally runs from Aaldericnk through Zyrkle.
This book is an immensely useful A-Z directory of family associations giving addresses, phone numbers, contact persons, and publications (if any). The book is 12 years old, so undoubtedly some of the contact info will be bad. However, having the data that tells of an association that did exist can also be useful. So whether you’re just starting your genealogical research or already waist deep in your investigations, planning a family reunion or hoping to attend one, or simply curious about your family or your surname, the course you choose from now on may be partially governed by this indispensable directory.
Note that the reviews on the various editions of this book have been outstanding. Library Journal listed the 1991 edition as a “Best Reference Book of 1991.”
Sale ends midnight MST Monday, February 9, 2015.