Genealogy Newsline – Vol 1 #3 – Feb. 2, 2011
Edited by Leland K. Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC

This is the third edition of the FREE Genealogy Newsline. It is an outgrowth of the Family Roots Publishing newsletter, and the Everton Newsline, which I once edited for Everton Publishers. The Genealogy Newsline has been in the planning for about six months, and with the start of the new year, I felt now was the time to launch. If you should get more than one newsletter, chances are we have more than one active email account in our database for you. My advice is to just scroll to the bottom of the duplicate newsletter, and click on “Unsubscribe.” That will get rid of the duplicate newsletter.

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CONTENTS OF THIS GENEALOGY NEWSLINE

Why Did I Receive This Genealogy Newsline?

Partly Personal

Iowa 1885 State Census Index Posted at FamilySearch.org

United States Marriage Document & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org

Book Reviews & Announcements

  • Recording Your Family History
  • Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy – Region of Sicily
  • John Fuller – 17th Century Immigrant from Baltimore, Maryland
  • Captain William Fuller (1620-1695)
  • Fuller Surname U.S. Census Index – Alpha Listing of Given Names – Head of Families – 1790 to 1890
  • Map Guide to German Parish Registers – the Series

More Genealogy News – with links to Timely Genealogy-Related Articles

Essential Books From Family Roots Publishing Company

Popular Books From Previous Genealogy Newslines

Events where Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC Will Exhibit in 2011

Going to Salt Lake City?

Subscribe/Unsubscribe

About the Genealogy Newsline

The Genealogy Newsline Archive

Changing a Password

Leland K. Meitzler Biography

Copyrights & Permissions

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PARTLY PERSONAL

I’m afraid I just learned a few harsh realities. One of them being that producing this Genealogy Newsline while already working a 60-hour week can be taxing – if not impossible. Since the last Newsline, we exhibited at the Arizona Family History Expo in Mesa (scratch 7 days), worked several days doing nothing but paperwork for federal and state governments (that is called end-of-January paperwork), shipped a couple hundred orders, placed purchase orders with a dozen companies, paid bills, did all kinds of conference-related paperwork, produced the daily GenealogyBlog.com, dealt with severe weather, fought with an accounting system that doesn’t want to do reports as I need them, hired employees, and dozens of other things. Beside that, I had to take some time to play with the grandchildren! In the process, I’m a week later than I’d planned getting this Newsline out. I’m thinking that the new employees, and the streamlining of operations will make the next Newslines easier to get out, but I have an idea there will still be challenges. Have patience, please. We will get there.

Those of you who have known me for a long while may remember my executive secretary, Hazel Mills, who went to work at Heritage Quest in 1987. Hazel scheduled all my Road Shows, and did all the paperwork, and interaction with attendees for the Salt Lake Christmas Tour. Hazel had a stroke this last week, was in the hospital in Puyallup, Washington for several days and has now moved to a rehab facility in Tacoma. I don’t know the address yet, but will pass it along when I get it. My niece, Christina Meitzler, got Hazel into the rehab facility, and is keeping me posted on what’s happening. I understand that Hazel has lost movement on one side of her body – don’t know which at this time. Your prayers for Hazel would be appreciated.

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Get a FREE copy of Fletcher’s Recording Your Family History with the purchase of $25 or more in books at the Family Roots Publishing Co. website until Wednesday Midnight EST February 9, 2011. To take advantage of the offer, enter the word RECORDING in the ORDER NOTES box at checkout, along with an order of $25 or more (any applicable shipping & taxes not included – United States delivery orders only) Sorry – this FREE book offer is not available for shipment outside of the United States. See the book review below for more information. Note that shipping of the FREE book is FREE also!

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IOWA 1885 STATE CENSUS INDEX POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

I see that an index to the 1885 Iowa State Census is now available for research at FamilySearch.org. It is from the State Historical Society of Iowa, and indexes 95 rolls of FHL microfilm. The census is made up of 503,573 records. A couple weeks ago, I featured State Censuses at FamilySearch, but this one wasn’t posted yet. Although it’s just an index, it is invaluable if you’ve got folks in Iowa in 1885. I did a search on the surname of Hinchey and got back results from two families. Click here to see the index page for John Hinchey.

Search the 1885 Iowa Census Index at FamilySearch.org.

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UNITED STATES MARRIAGE DOCUMENTS & INDEXES FOUND AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

One of the records types found at FamilySearch.org that is growing rapidly are digital images and indexes for marriages found in county and state records of the United States. Since I have a lot of New York ancestry, I was pleased to see that additions have been made to the New York Marriage Records, 1908-1935 database this last week.

The New York Marriages 1908-1935 database currently covers the counties of Broome, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Delaware, Fulton, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orange, Oswego, Putnam, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Warren. There are 22,264 images currently available on the site, with 157,260 records currently both digitized and indexed. Marriage records will often have several records and names per image, thus the spread between images and records. Please note that the collection does not include New York City, nor its boroughs.

I did a search for the name Meitzler, and came up with 2 exact hits. These were for my cousin Charles Roy Meitzler, and his father, Charles H. Meitzler. Both of these records came from the same document, which was the marriage record of Charles Roy Meitzler to Phyllis Hecht.

As I mentioned above, FamilySearch.org has posted numerous marriage databases for the United States. Following are links to 53 databases with records for 43 states that you may find of interest, Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records, while a few records may be earlier or later. In most cases, the records may be researched using microfilm found at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Note that in a number of cases I have stated that the number of records was AFTER a specific date. I did this when I found that more records were within the database than I found listed with that date. I’m guessing that this occurs when records are added, but the Collection List Page itself doesn’t get updated.

UNITED STATES MARRIAGE RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

Alabama Marriages 1816-1957 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Alabama – 1,472,271 records as of 6 May, 2010.

Arizona Marriages 1888-1908 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Arizona – 75,094 records as of 27 April, 2010.

Arkansas County Marriages 1837-1957 – Index and images of marriages recorded in counties of Arkansas – 1,694,330 records as of 5 November, 2010.

Arkansas Marriages 1837-1944 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Arkansas – 1,005,608 records after 27 April, 2010.

Connecticut Marriages 1729-1867 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Connecticut – 453,527 records as of 6 May, 2010.

Delaware Marriages 1713-1953 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Delaware – 8,842 records as of 27 December, 2010.

District of Columbia Marriages 1830-1921 – Name index to marriage records from the District of Columbia – 242,760 records after 27 April, 2010.

Florida Marriages 1837-1974 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Florida – 860,110 records after 27 April, 2010.

Georgia Marriages 1808-1967 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Georgia – 1,152,385 records as of 6 May, 2010.

Hawaii Marriages 1826-1922 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Hawaii – 103,871 records after 27 April, 2010.

Idaho Marriages 1878-1898, 1903-1942 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Idaho – 88,588 records after 27 April, 2010.

Idaho County Marriages 1864-1950 – Name index and images of Idaho county marriages acquired from local courthouses. Also includes records for the towns of Ashton and Marysville. Currently includes the following counties: Ada, Adams, Benewah, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington – 148,053 records as of 19 October, 2010.

Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920 – Name index and images of marriage licenses and returns recorded at Cook County, Illinois – including the City of Chicago – 865,669 records as of 26 April, 2010.

Indiana Marriages 1780-1992 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Indiana – 1,008,396 records as of 4 May, 2010.

Indiana Marriages 1811-1959 – Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 1959. This collection includes searchable index data for marriage returns and licenses from the following counties: Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, De Kalb, Delaware, Dubois, Franklin, Harrison, Henry, Huntington, Marshall, Ohio, Owen, Rush, and Sullivan. The collection also includes searchable images for marriage returns and licenses from the following counties: Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, De Kalb, Delaware, Dubois, Harrison, Huntington, Marshall, Ohio, Owen and Rush. – 1,008,412 records as of 13 December, 2010.

Iowa Marriages 1809-1992 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Iowa – 2,626,423 records as of 6 May, 2010.

Kansas Marriages 1840-1935 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Kansas – 378,903 records after 27 April, 2010.

Kentucky Marriages 1785-1979 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Kentucky – 1,532,718 records as of 27 April, 2010.

Louisiana Marriages 1816-1906 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Louisiana – 129,641 records as of 27 April, 2010.

Maine Marriages 1771-1907 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Maine – 597,508 records as of 27 April, 2010.

Maryland Marriages 1666-1970 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Maryland – 253,727 records as of 27 April, 2010.

Massachusetts Marriages 1695-1910 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Massachusetts – 1,955,241 records as of 16 December, 2010.

Massachusetts Marriages 1841-1915 – Name index and images of Massachusetts statewide marriage registers. The marriage registers are in numbered volumes arranged by year then by individual town. – 1,538,139 records as of 28 December, 2010.

Michigan Marriages 1822-1995 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Michigan – 1,908,349 records as of 4 May, 2010.

Michigan Marriages 1868-1925 – Name index and images of marriages recorded in the State of Michigan. In some instances, marriages were celebrated and recorded in a county different from the county where the marriage license was issued. – 1,533,863 records as of 5 May, 2010.

Minnesota Marriages 1849-1950 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Minnesota – 459,384 records after 6 May, 2010.

Montana Marriages 1889-1947 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Montana – 20,739 records as of 27 December, 2010.

Montana County Marriages 1865-1950 – Name index and images of Montana county marriage records acquired from local courthouses – 338,109 records as of 28 December, 2010.

Nebraska Marriages 1855-1995 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Nebraska – 195,329 records after 6 May, 2010.

New Hampshire Marriages 1720-1920 – Name index to marriage records from the state of New Hampshire – 439,673 records as of 16 December, 2010

New Jersey Marriages 1678-1985 – Name index to marriage records from the state of New Jersey – 871,503 records after 7 May, 2010.

New Mexico Marriages 1751-1918 – Name index to marriage records from the state of New Mexico – 93,387 records as of 27 April, 2010

New York Marriages 1686-1980 – Name index to marriage records from the state of New York – 742,984 records as of 13 December, 2010.

New York County Marriages 1908-1935 – Name index and images of New York county marriage records. The collection includes the following counties: Broome, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Delaware, Fulton, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orange, Oswego, Putnam, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Warren. The collection does not include New York City nor its boroughs. – 157,260 images as of 26 January, 2011.

North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979 – Name index to marriage records from the state of North Carolina – 2,128,391 records as of 27 April, 2010.

North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 – Name index and images of marriage records from North Carolina county courthouses. These records include licenses, marriage applications, marriage bonds, marriage certificates, marriage packets and cohabitation registers. – 45,204 records as of 3 December, 2010.

Ohio Marriages 1800-1958 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio – 4,740,284 records after 14 May, 2010.

Oregon Marriages 1853-1935 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Oregon – 57,523 records after 27 April, 2010.

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes 1885-1951 – Marriage indexes (imaged) are arranged by the names of brides and grooms with the year of the marriage and the license number. The surname of the spouse is shown in parentheses. Use the license numbers listed in this index to find copies of the marriage license records. Marriage license records for years 1885-1915 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Marriage license records for years 1916-1951 are available at the City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. – 1,830,468 records on 25,981 images as of 29 March, 2010.

Rhode Island Marriages 1724-1916 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Rhode Island – 235,690 records after 7 May, 2010.

Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 – Name index and images of Tennessee county marriage records acquired from local courthouses. Records include marriage registers, marriage licenses, marriage bonds, and marriage certificates. records consist of packets, with multiple documents per packet. – 24,243 as of 5 November, 2010.

Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Tennessee – 1,691,768 records after 15 May, 2010.

Texas Marriages 1837-1973 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Texas – 2,097,030 records after 15 May, 2010.

Texas County Marriage Index 1837-1977 – Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas. – 166,132 records as of 4 January, 2011.

United States Marriages 1733-1990 – Name index to small sets of marriage records from a few states within the United States – 7,176 records as of 27 April, 2010

Utah Marriages 1887-1966 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Utah – 308,854 records after 27 April, 2010.

Vermont Marriages 1791-1974 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Vermont – 15,392 records as of 13 December, 2010

Virginia Marriages 1785-1940 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Virginia – 1,264,889 records after 7 May, 2010.

Washington State County Marriages 1858-1950 – Name index and images of the marriage records for Lewis, Wahkiakum, Thurston and Pacific Counties. This collection of marriage records includes: Lewis County marriage returns, 1914-1948; Wahkiakum County marriage certificates, 1907-1939; Thurston County marriage certificates, 1927-1950; and Pacific County marriage certificates, 1878-1947. The records are arranged chronologically. From the Washington State Archives – 48,385 records on 42,746 images as of 26 March, 2010.

West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970 – Name index (and images offsite) of West Virginia county marriage records. Data is searchable for all counties. However, records within each county may not be available for the full year range. You may need to click on the link to wvculture website to see the image itself. In most cases you’ll be able to click right through for a FREE image, although the site says that fees may apply. – 1,504,135 records as of 29 April, 2010.

West Virginia Marriages 1854-1932 – Name index to marriage records from the state of West Virginia – 203,378 records after 27 April, 2010.

Wisconsin Marriages 1836-1930 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Wisconsin – 80,630 records as of 7 May, 2010.

Wyoming Marriages 1877-1920 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Wyoming – 14,070 records after 27 April, 2010.

To view the complete listing of all items currently posted in the FamilySearch Historical Records Collections, Click here.

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THE SALT LAKE CHRISTMAS TOUR

The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for having the highest ratio of consulting professional genealogists per attendee of any research tour to the Family History Library. Over 20 classes are offered during the week, as well as 6 days of professionally assisted research. Thomas MacEntee will also be leading hands-on online workshops throughout the week. Join us for the 27th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – December 4 through 10, 2011. See: http://www.SaltLakeChristmasTour.com

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FREE “FINDING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS” WEBINAR – FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Registration is still open for the upcoming webinar: Chasing Women – Finding Your Female Ancestors. Hosted by Legacy Family Tree’s Geoff Rasmussen and presented by GenealogyBlog.com’s Leland K. Meitzler (yes – that’s me).

While I understand that the webinar is already oversold, with over 2000 people now signed up to attend, registration is still open. I’m told that based on past experience, it takes about 1800 registrations to fill the 1000 attendee classes. However, I’m also told that this webinar is setting new records for registrations, and we’re getting into uncharted territory. So I guess my advice is show up early if you want to get in the on live program, or if you can’t get in, come back the next day for the recorded session.

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BOOK REVIEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

In this edition of the Genealogy Newsline, I am reviewing one old book, one book that is about to go out of print, three recent titles compiled by a Fuller family historian, and a series of books that now stands at 36 in number. The first volume is one that I’ve recommended for about 20 years. The second has been in print since 2004, and is about sold out. The third, fourth, and fifth were published in 2008. The series is one of which I can proudly say that I am the publisher, started in 2004, and still in process. I personally use all these volumes in my own research.

Recording Your Family History, by William Fletcher

This 317 page volume is a guide to preserving oral history. Although Fletcher wrote the book with video and audio recording in mind, the same methods apply to all types of digital recording today. Fletcher has designed a program that will allow you or anyone in your family to be a capable life history interviewer. Tips on interview techniques plus hundreds of useful family tree topics and questions. . . all in a practical, easy-to-use handbook that will help any reader/historian develop a comprehensive record of one’s life, or the saga of several generations. In a recent review for another similar book., Judith P. Reid of the Library of Congress said, “the best available work is William Fletcher’s Recording Your Family History,” which confirms that there are those who know still think this is the best available book on recording your family history.

The Following Chapters are listed in the Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Family History
  • Childhood
  • Middle Age
  • Old Age
  • Narrator as Parent
  • Grandchildren
  • Historical Events
  • General Questions, Unusual Life Experiences, and Personal Philosophy and Values
  • Special Question for Jewish Narrators
  • Special Questions for Black Narrators
  • Special Questions for Hispanic-American Narrators
  • Further Reading
  • Index

All the above chapters are broken down into sections with all kinds of questions listed for each section. It doesn’t get any better than this if you’re looking for a book to help with interviewing a relative, or recording (writing?) your own personal history. This 317 page book is only $9.95 – or better yet, FREE with the purchase of $25 or more in books at the Family Roots Publishing Co. website until Wednesday Midnight EST February 9, 2011. Nearly 1000 genealogy books are available at the site. To take advantage of the offer, enter the word RECORDING in the ORDER NOTES box at checkout, along with an order of $25 or more (any applicable shipping & taxes not included – United States delivery orders only) Sorry – this FREE book offer is not available for shipment outside of the United States. Postage costs are just too high. The FREE book is also shipped FREE with the above offer.

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Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy – Region of Sicily by George E. Ott

George Ott’s book on research in Sicilian genealogical resources gives all kinds of information never before compiled for the genealogist. Following is a short list what it can do for anyone researching Sicilian ancestry.

  • An index of all incorporated towns/comuni and hamlets/frazioni in the region.
  • A wealth of information for each incorporated town/comune including: Population, Postal Code, Phone Code, Hamlets/Frazione under its jurisdiction, Town hall with address and phone number, Library and cemetery information, and Catholic parish information..
  • A listing of the Family History Library collection for each town with microfilm numbers.
  • A listing of State Archives and Diocesan Archives with addresses and phone numbers.
  • Maps of each province showing town locations.
  • Web site information for towns, provinces and region.
  • A listing of Provincial records available at the Family History Library with microfilm numbers.

In the front of the volume, Mr. Ott has also included a chapter on visiting the old country, as well as a How To section with detailed descriptions of the following:

  • Comune/Town
  • Frazione/Hamlet
  • Postal Code
  • Civil Registers
  • Churches
  • Patron Saint and Feast Day
  • Town Hall
  • Library
  • Cemetery
  • Town Web Site
  • Riveli

See what has been said about Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy – Region of Sicily at the end of the Town Listing below.

Following is a list, laid out alphabetically by province, of the towns (comunes) described in this volume. I left out all the diacritical marks. Note that there are also hundreds of hamlets (fraziones) listed in the book under the appropriate town (commune), allowing the user to locate the appropriate records when researching the family.

Agrigento Province

  • Agrigento
  • Alessandria delia Rocca
  • Aragona
  • Burgio
  • Calamonaci
  • Caltabellotta
  • Camastra
  • Cammarata
  • Campobello di Licata
  • Canicatti
  • Casteltermini
  • Cattolica Eraclea
  • Cainciana
  • Comitni
  • Favara
  • Grotte
  • Joppolo Giancaxio
  • Lampedusa E Linosa
  • Licata
  • Lucca Sinula
  • Menfi
  • Montallegro
  • Porto Empedocle
  • Racalmuto
  • Raffadali
  • Ravanusa
  • Realmonte
  • Ribera
  • Sambuca Di Sicilia
  • San Biagio Platani
  • San Gioanni Gemini
  • Sant Angelo Muxaro
  • Santa Elisabetta
  • Santo Margherita di Belice
  • Santo Stefano Quisquina
  • Sciacca
  • Siculiana
  • Villafrana Sicula

Caltanisseta Province

  • Acquaviva Platani
  • Bompensiere
  • Butera
  • Caltanissetta
  • Delia
  • Gela
  • Marianopoli
  • Mazzarino
  • Mileno
  • Montedoro
  • Mussomelli
  • Niscemi
  • Resuttano
  • Riesi
  • San Cataldo
  • Santa Caterina Villarmosa
  • Serradifalco
  • Sommatino
  • Sutera
  • Vallelunga Pratameno
  • Villalba

Catania Province

  • Aci Bonaccorsi
  • Aci Castello
  • Aci Catena
  • Aci Sant Antonio
  • Acireale
  • Adrano
  • Belpasso
  • Biancavilla
  • Bronte
  • Calatabiano
  • Caltagirone
  • Caltagirone
  • Camporotondo Etneo
  • Castel di Judica
  • Castiglione di Sicilia
  • Catania
  • Fiumfreddo di Catania
  • Licodia Eubea
  • Linguaglossa
  • Maletto
  • Mascali
  • Mascalucia
  • Mazzarrone
  • Militello in Val di Catonia
  • Milo
  • Mineo
  • Mirabella Imbaccari
  • Misterbianco
  • Motta Sant`Anastasia
  • Nicolosi
  • Palagonia
  • Paterno
  • Pedara
  • Piedimonte Etneo
  • Raddusa
  • Ragalna
  • Ramacca
  • Randazzo
  • Riposto
  • San Cono
  • San Giovanni La Punta
  • San Gregorio di Catania
  • San Michele di Ganzaria
  • San Pietro Clarenza
  • Sant Agata Li Battiati
  • Sant Alfio
  • Santa Maria Di Licodia
  • Santa Venerina
  • Scordia
  • Trecastagni
  • Tremestieri Etneo
  • Valvarde
  • Viagrande
  • Vizzini
  • Zafferana Etnea

Enna Province

  • Agira
  • Aidone
  • Assoro
  • Barrafranca
  • Calascibetta
  • Catenanuova
  • Canturipe
  • Cerami
  • Enna
  • Gagliano Castelferrato
  • Leonforte
  • Nicosia
  • Nissoria
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Pietraperzia
  • Regalbuto
  • Sperlinga
  • Troina
  • Valuarnera Caropep
  • Villarosa

Missina Province

  • Acquedolci
  • Alcara Li Fusi
  • Ali
  • Ali Terme
  • Antillo
  • Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
  • Basico
  • Brolo
  • Capizzi
  • Capo d Orlando
  • Capri Leone
  • Caronia
  • Casalvecchio Siculo
  • Castel di Lucio
  • Castell umberto
  • Castelmola
  • Castoreale
  • Cesaro
  • Condro
  • Falcone
  • Ficarro
  • Flumedinisi
  • Floresta
  • Fondachelli Fantina
  • Forza d Agro
  • Francavilla di Sicilia
  • Frazzano
  • Furci Siculo
  • Furnari
  • Gaggi
  • Galati Marmertino
  • Gallodoro
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Gioiosa Mareo
  • Graniti
  • Gualtieri Sicamino
  • Itala
  • Leni
  • Letojanni
  • Librizzi
  • Limina
  • Lipari
  • Longi
  • Malfa
  • Malvagna
  • Mandanici
  • Mazzarra S. Andrea
  • Meri
  • Messina
  • Militello Rosmarino
  • Mirto
  • Mistretta
  • Moio Alcantara
  • Monforte San Giorgio
  • Mongiuffi Melia
  • Montagnareale
  • Montalbano Elicona
  • Motta Camastra
  • Motta d Affermo
  • Naso
  • Nizza di Sicilia
  • Novara di Sicilia
  • Oliveri
  • Pace del Mela
  • Pagliara
  • Patti
  • Pettineo
  • Piraino
  • Raccuja
  • Reitano
  • Roccaflorita
  • Roccalumera
  • Roccavaldina
  • Rocella Valdemone
  • Rodi Milici
  • Rometta
  • San Filippo del Mela
  • San Fratello
  • San Marco D Alunzio
  • San Pier Niceto
  • San Piero Patti
  • San Salvatore di Fitalia
  • San Teodoro
  • Sant Agata di Militello
  • Sant Alessio Siculo
  • Santa Domenica Vittoria
  • Santa Lucia del Mela
  • Santa Marina Salina
  • Santa Teresa di Riva
  • Santo Stefano di Camastra
  • Saponara
  • Savoca
  • Scaletta Zanclea
  • Sinagra
  • Spadafora
  • Taormina
  • Terme Vigliatore
  • Torregrotta
  • Torrenova
  • Tortorici
  • Tripi
  • Tusa
  • Ucria
  • Valdina
  • Venetico
  • Villafranca Tirrena

Palermo Province

  • Alia
  • Alimena
  • Aliminusa
  • Altavilla Milica
  • Altofonte
  • Bagheria
  • Balestrate
  • Baucina
  • Belmonte Mezzagno
  • Bisacquino
  • Blufi
  • Bolgnetta
  • Bompietro
  • Borgetto
  • Caccamo
  • Caltavuturo
  • Campofelice di Fitalia
  • Campofelice di Roncella
  • Campofiorito
  • Camporeale
  • Capaci
  • Carini
  • Casteldaccia
  • Castellana Sicula
  • Castronuovo di Sicilia
  • Cefala Diana
  • Cefalu
  • Cerda
  • Chiusa Sclafani
  • Ciminna
  • Cinisi
  • Collesano
  • Contessa Entelina
  • Corleone
  • Ficarazzi
  • Gangi
  • Geraci Siculo
  • Giardinello
  • Giuliana
  • Godrano
  • Gratteri
  • Isnello
  • Isolo delle Femmine
  • Lascari
  • Lercara Friddi
  • Marineo
  • Mezzojuso
  • Misilmeri
  • Monreale
  • Montelepre
  • Montemaggiore Belsito
  • Palazzo Adriano
  • Palermo
  • Partinico
  • Petralia Soprana
  • Petralia Sottana
  • Piana degli Albanesi
  • Polizzi Generosa
  • Pollina
  • Prizzi
  • Roccamena
  • Roccapalumba
  • San Cipirello
  • San Giuseppe Jato
  • San Mauro Castelverde
  • Santa Cristina Gela
  • Santa Flavia
  • Sciara
  • Scillato
  • Sclafani Bagni
  • Termini Imerese
  • Terrasini
  • Torretta
  • Trabia
  • Trappeto
  • Ustica
  • Valledolmo
  • Ventimiglia di Sicilia
  • Vicari
  • Villabate
  • Villafrati

Ragusa Province

  • Acate
  • Chiaramonte Gulfi
  • Comiso
  • Giarratana
  • Ispica
  • Modica
  • Monterosso Almo
  • Pozzallo
  • Ragusa
  • Santa Croce Camerina
  • Scicli
  • Vittoria

Siracusa Province

  • Augusta
  • Avola
  • Buccheri
  • Buscemi
  • Canicattini Bagni
  • Carlentini
  • Cassaro
  • Ferla
  • Floridia
  • Francofonte
  • Lentini
  • Melilli
  • Noto
  • Pachino
  • Palazzola Acreide
  • Portopalo di Capo Passero
  • Priolo Gargallo
  • Rosolini
  • Siracusa
  • Solarino
  • Sortino

Trapani Province

  • Alcamo
  • Buseto Palizzolo
  • Calatafimi
  • Campobello di Mazara
  • Castellamare del Golfo
  • Castelvetrano
  • Custonaci
  • Erice
  • Favignana
  • Gibellina
  • Marsala
  • Mazara del Vallo
  • Paceco
  • Pantelleria
  • Partanna
  • Petrosino
  • Poggioreale
  • Salaparuta
  • Salemi
  • San Vito Lo Capo
  • Santa Ninfa
  • Trapani
  • Valderice
  • Vita

I highly recommend this publication to anyone with a genealogical interest in Sicily.

ISBN 1933194-16-2; 8.5×11; 230 pages; hard bound; 2004; $49.95 less FRPC discounts – 25 copies are all that are available, so order immediately if you’re interested.

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John Fuller – 17th Century Immigrant from Baltimore, Maryland, by John Beattie Fuller

This 598 page perfect-bound soft cover book notes several possible immigrant John Fullers, attempting to identify in a two-page introduction specifically which John Fuller arrived in a southern colony as an immigrant. This John Fuller was the progenitor of a Fuller family line which over time became perhaps the second largest southern Fuller family to be recorded. The author goes on to identify the descendants of John Fuller who was born abt 1651 in Maryland, and died before 6 March 1699/00 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He married Hester Enlows abt 1677 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, daughter of Hendrick Enlows and Christina Wright. She was born abt 1660 in Baltimore County, Maryland, and died November 1720 in Maryland? The volume identifies descendants through the 10th generation, with family spread coast-to-coast in the United States over 300 years. The book is complete with an every-name index to all persons listed within the volume. Cost is $26, which includes postage. 2008; 5.5×8; Perfect-bound; For more information, or to purchase, contact the author, John Beattie Fuller, Fuller Genealogy Data Bank, 24609 Alligator Rd., Astor, Florida 32102. Email: jfuller82@embarqmail.com.

Captain William Fuller (1620-1695), by John Beattie Fuller

This 288 page volume contains a twenty-one page introduction regarding the early foundation of the state of Maryland with specific emphasis on Captain William Fuller’s arrival in Maryland and his role as a governor in 1655. The book also addresses his relocation to South Carolina and his family establishment in the Charleston area. His genealogical (colonial) family is covered in 13 generations. It is the opinion of the author that Captain William Fuller is one of, if not, the most interesting Fuller family members in the colonial south. The book is complete with an every-name index to all persons listed within the volume. Cost is $22, which includes postage. 2008; 5.5×8; Perfect-bound; For more information, or to purchase, contact the author, John Beattie Fuller, Fuller Genealogy Data Bank, Alligator Rd., Astor, Florida 32102. Email: jfuller82@embarqmail.com.

Fuller Surname U.S. Census Index – Alpha Listing of Given Names – Head of Families – 1790 to 1890, Compiled by John Beattie Fuller

This 585 page volume contains 30,000 Fuller given names in alphabetical order that identifies all heads of Fuller families in the U.S. Census microfilm files from the first census in 1790 to 1890 for all the states. Each Fuller family head appears in column form followed by the census year, state, county, census schedule, roll number, and page number. One can use this data to find specific Fuller families. This volume is most helpful in tracking a specific Fuller family who may have relocated from one census year to another. The book contains only genealogical research data and there are no narratives, photos, drawings, or graphs. Cost is $32, which includes postage. 2008; 8.5×11; Perfect-bound; Also available in a hard-bound edition for $62 including postage. For more information, or to purchase, contact the author, John Beattie Fuller, Fuller Genealogy Data Bank, 24609 Alligator Rd., Astor, Florida 32102. Email: jfuller82@embarqmail.com.

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers – a Series – by Kevan M. Hansen

Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series is principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church in the old country – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in volumes – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop. Volumes dealing with Alsace-Lorraine are an obvious exception to that rule.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the Family History Library microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

The series is now at 36 volumes, published in both soft and hard cover bindings. All 36 books are in print, with another 18 expected before the series comes to an end, when it will cover all of Germany.

The following German States are currently covered by the series:

To find out which of the above volumes your town may be in, just type the town name into the search engine on the left-hand side of any page of the Family Roots Publishing Company website. If the name includes diacritical marks (like an umlaut), be sure and include them. You may also find your town by scrolling through the listing of places found within each book, if you know about where the family lived.

Books on the following areas are in process and have yet to be published:

  • Alsace-Lorraine (the last two volumes – covering Lorraine (Lothringen) in two books.
  • Province of Westphalia
  • Province of West Prussia
  • Province of Brandenburg
  • Province of East Prussia
  • Province of Pomerania
  • Province of Posen
  • Province os Silesia
  • Remaining Free Cities

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THE GERMAN RESEARCH COMPANION, by Shirley Riemers, Roger P. Minert, and Jennifer A. Anderson

Shirley Riemer’s classic book, The German Research Companion is now in it’s Third Edition. The book has always been the best place to look for sources of German research information, but this new edition is by far the most useful ever published. The page count is up to 706 pages, but the price hasn’t gone up even a penny! As the cover says, the book is Revised, Updated and Expanded.

STO LAT: A MODERN GUIDE TO POLISH GENEALOGY, by Cecile Wendt Jensen

Family Roots Publishing is now offering this wonderful new title written by Ceil Jensen. The volume is a lavishly illustrated workbook titled Sto Lat: A Modern Guide to Polish Genealogy which offers a plan for researching at least one hundred years of family records, and is a compilation of Ms. Jensen’s techniques developed over thirty years of research and teaching. Both traditional and digital research methods are presented. Common research questions are answered and suggestions are offered to help novice and advanced researchers find ancestors in both North America and Poland.

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