Genealogy Newsline – Vol 1 #4 – Mar. 12, 2011
Edited by Leland K. Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC
This is the fourth 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.
CONTENTS OF THIS GENEALOGY NEWSLINE
Why Did I Receive This Genealogy Newsline?
Free USA Shipping on Purchases of $25 or more at FRPC through March 22, 2011
United States Military Post Returns Dating From 1806 Through 1916
Accessing the Pennsylvania Archives
Additional Marriage Records Found at FamilySearch.org as of February 21, 2011
Email to the Editor
Book Reviews & Announcements
- Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 on CD-ROM
- More Dating Old Photographs 1840 -1929, THIRD EDITION
- Google Your Family Tree – Unlock the Hidden Power of Google
- Chasing Women – Finding Your Female Ancestors – Webinar on CD-ROM
- Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815
- Google for Genealogists – Webinar on CD-ROM
More Genealogy News – with links to Timely Genealogy-Related Articles
Essential Books From Family Roots Publishing Company
Family Map Pre-Announcement
Popular Books From Previous Genealogy Newslines
Events where Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC Will Exhibit in 2011
Going to Salt Lake City?
About the Genealogy Newsline
The Genealogy Newsline Archive
Changing a Password
Leland K. Meitzler Biography
Copyrights & Permissions
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I’m afraid I’m still struggling to get the Newsline on schedule. In the last 30 days I’ve had three major conferences to attend and all kinds of deadlines to meet. Needless to say, it took a while to get back at the Newsline. I’ve hired several employees, and given a few more days we should get into the groove around here. I’ve also held this up for the last few days, hoping that FamilySearch.org would get through doing their server upgrade, which has caused the website to be down most of the time for nearly a week. It seems the new system, which includes a full back-up of all data, is still buggy. It was up early this morning for a bit, but now it’s down again. So I’ve decided to go ahead and send this out. Additions that I hoped to write about will be in another Newsline later in the week.
In the last Newsline, I promised that I’d let readers know where Hazel Mills (my long-term secretary) is now living. She had a stroke, and is now at Heartwood Extended Health Care, 1649 E 72nd St, Room 311, Tacoma, WA 98404. Cards and letters of encouragement would be welcomed, I’m sure.
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UNITED STATES MILITARY POST RETURNS DATING FROM 1806 THROUGH 1916
The February 20, 2011 edition of Ancestry.com’s Weekly Discovery noted that United States Military Post Returns dating from 1806 through 1916 had been updated, complete with a free index at Ancestry.com. That got me to thinking about my great-grandfather, and led to some remarkable discoveries.
My great-grandfather, Henry Canfield, fought with volunteer Michigan Cavalry throughout the Civil War. As the war ended, he reenlisted and according to family lore, went west, dying at Camp Douglas in Salt Lake City in March of 1866. Over the last 30 years, I’ve done a lot of research on Henry, and have pulled together a fair amount of material on the man. The posting of the US Military Post returns has placed records in my hands that I saw at the National Archives in Washington D.C. in the summer of 1982. At the time, I made note of some of the information, did not see it all, and wished many times over the years that I’d spent more time and gotten copies of documents. I now have those documents and more…
In searching the Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916 collection, I located documents relating to Henry Canfield in post returns of Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as Camp Douglas, Utah. The returns noting 1st Lieutenant Henry Canfield were dated from July 9, 1865 through March of 1866.
With this information, as well as numerous other records, I just wrote an article that be will published in the July/August issue of Family Chronicle – telling the story of my great-grandfather’s life and his military service, and the records I used to document those months.
I located 17 documents in the Military Post database all listing Henry Canfield. The earlier returns, from Fort Collins, Colorado, dealt with his service keeping stage routes open, then being on court martial duty in Denver, and by January of 1866 (in Camp Douglas returns), being sick, and dying in March of 1866. The example below lists 1st Lieut. Henry Canfield with the 7th Michigan Cavalry as absent on detached service commanding Company B at Coopers Creek, Dakota Territory. Note that I found the documents using a variety of spellings for Henry’s name – Canfield, Caufield, Camfield, and Harry as well as Henry. I also browsed the images.
The following is from the Ancestry.com website:
About U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916
This database contains returns from U.S. military posts from the early 1800′s to 1916, with a few returns extending through 1917.
Army Regulations stipulated that every post was to submit a return to the Adjutant General, usually at monthly intervals. These returns showed:
- The units stationed at each post
- The strength of each unit
- Names and duties of the officers
- Number of officers present and absent
- Listing of official communications received
- Record of events
This information was returned on forms provided by the Office of the Adjutant General. Over the years, several changes were made to the forms, but the general information recorded was the same. In the earlier years some returns were sent on manuscript forms. These manuscript forms followed the format of the printed forms. Earlier post returns also used the same forms as the regimental and organizational returns.
While most of the records in this collection consist of monthly post returns, some additional records, such as morning reports, field returns, rosters of officers, and other related papers, have been mixed in. These additional records provide supplemental information or act as substitutes for missing returns. Records are available for military posts in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Cuba, Panama Canal Zone, Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, China, and Mexico.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors in partnership with the following organizations:
- California State Genealogical Alliance
- Federation of Genealogical Societies
- Nebraska State Genealogy Society
- New England Historic Genealogical Society
- San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
Returns From U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M617, 1,550 rolls); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
ACCESSING THE PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES
Footnote.com is one of my favorite websites. Found among the many databases located there is the entire series of the Pennsylvania Archives. It’s one of the FREE databases found at Footnote.com, and one of the most useful, if you’ve got early Pennsylvania people.
You’ll find the following types of early Pennsylvania records at the site:
- Church Records
- Diaries and Journals
- Governors and their Constituents
- Land Warrantee Records (1730-1898)
- Militia Records and Council of Safety
- Oaths of Allegiance, Naturalization and Ship Manifests
- Tax Records
In searching on the surname Meitzler, I got 11 hits. Some of these hits included more than one Meitzler. They included 6 documents for Meitzlers who were found on Militia Lists and Muster Rolls (War of 1812); two Meitzler entries for families who were found on tax rolls, one document for Meitzlers who were Pennsylvania land warrantees, and two hits that were just to index entries.
Learn more. There’s an excellent article about the Pennsylvania Archives, written by my friend, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, found here. Search for your ancestors in The Pennsylvania Archives – FREE at Footnote.com.
ADDITIONAL MARRIAGE RECORDS FOUND AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AS OF FEBRUARY 21, 2011:
Note that at the time of this posting, FamilySearch is in a server upgrade process, and may still be down when you read this info.
In checking FamilySearch.org, I see that a number of new and updated United States Marriage Records have been posted. I have also updated my complete FamilySearch U.S.A. Marriage Records posting of January 30 to reflect these new databases and records as of February 21, 2011. More may be there now.
Delaware Marriages 1913-1954 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Delaware – 112,894 records as of 17 Feb 2011 – up from just over 8,000 a few days ago.
All New Database – Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1910 – Images of marriage registers and records made by county clerks in Kansas. Includes the following counties: Allen, Anderson, Brown, Chase, Chautauqua, Clay, Crawford, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Jackson, Jefferson, Labette, Linn, Marshall, McPherson, Miami, Montgomery,Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, and Woodson. 136,726 images as of 11 February, 2011.
All New Database – New Hampshire Marriage Records 1637-1947 – name index and images of New Hampshire marriage records. These records consist of cards giving the names of the bride and groom with the town and date of the marriage and often much more information. With the town and date, the original records can usually be located. Note – there are two images for each marriage. – 501,128 records as of 17 February, 2011.
Email from Deberah Martinez, Peachtree City, PA
I really enjoy reading your Genealogy Newsline. There’s one thing you should point out to your readers regarding the FamilySearch.org Marriage Indexes. I found the entry for my ancestor Lizzie Steinbach and her husband John Muller(also known as Johan Muller and John Miller). The date of marriage given on this index record was really the date the marriage was registered at the county office. I have a photostat of the original document from Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. Tell your readers that the “marriage” date from the index may be the “registration date” and they should go ahead and request a copy of the original document from the county that houses the record to verify the correct marriage date.
Keep sending the Newsline. Thanks.
Leland’s Note: Thanks Deberah, Good point. In Genealogy Newsline Vol.1 #3, I posted links to marriage records found at FamilySearch.
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 lecturing and leading hands-on workshops throughout the week – 10 altogether. Join us for the 27th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – December 4 through 10, 2011. See: http://www.SaltLakeChristmasTour.com
BOOK REVIEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
In this edition of the Genealogy Newsline, I am reviewing several books, two on identifying old photos, one on using Google for genealogy, one on American migrations, my CD-ROM on chasing women, and thomas MacEntee’s on Google for genealogists.
DATING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS 1840-1929 on CD-ROM; pdf format; auto-run; originally published in 2000; republished as a CD-ROM 2011 by Family Roots Publishing Co. L.L.C.; 94pp.; item #: FR0115; $12.00 price includes postage within the United States.
You’ve almost certainly faced the problem: you have an album or box of old photographs, but almost all of them lack any identification. Family Chronicle’s Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 can’t help you identify the subject, but it probably can help you with dating when the picture was taken — often within a couple of years.
A number of books have already been published that describe how to date old photographs. They rely almost entirely on descriptions. This book on CD-ROM is made up of reproductions of old photographs of known date. There are over 700 pictures covering the period from the 1840s to the 1920s. By comparing your unknown pictures to those in this book, you will be able to compare clothing and hair fashion, the poses adopted by the subject, and the background settings. The book provides convincing evidence that our ancestors were at least as fashion conscious as we are today and that those fashions changed just as frequently.
The volume also includes an introduction by Andrew J. Morris, explaining the technicalities and fashion styles of old photos. He details information on the various types of photographs, starting with the daguerreotypes of 1839-1860, the ambrotypes of 1854-1860s, the tintypes of 1856-1900, the carte-de-visites of 1859-1890s, and the cabinet cards of 1866-1910.
Dating Old Photographs was compiled from a number of sources, but the majority of the photographs were submitted by readers of Family Chronicle Magazine. The book then goes on to graphically show the photographs of the following eras:
- The 1840s – pages 8 & 9
- The 1850s – pages 10-13
- 1860-1864 – pages 14-17
- 1865-1869 – pages 18-20
- 1870-1874 – pages 21-24
- 1875-1879 – pages 25-26
- 1880-1884 – pages 27-30
- 1885-1889 – pages 31-36
- 1890-1894 – pages 37-43
- 1895-1899 – pages 44-51
- 1900-1904 – pages 52-60
- 1905-1909 – pages 61-69
- 1910-1914 – pages 70-77
- 1915-1919 – pages 78-84
- 1920-1924 – pages 85-89
- 1925-1929 – pages 90-93
Most pages have 9 photographs on them, with some larger photos on pages with 5 to 8 pictures. To make the book even more valuable, the photos are identified, and include the name of the party owning the original.
PC or Mac with Windows installed for auto start. Since the pages are pdf files they are readable under either Windows or Mac OS. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or later.
Purchase this CD-ROM at Family Roots Publishing for just $11.88 (including postage) – or get it FREE with your purchase of the new Third Edition of More Dating Old Photographs. See the review of the new More Dating Old Photographs below:
MORE DATING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS 1840 -1929, THIRD EDITION; originally published 2004; Revised & republished 2011; 120pp.; Soft Cover; item #: FR0116; ISBN: 0-9731303-4-2; $15.95
You’ve almost certainly faced the problem: you’ve got an album or box of old photographs but almost all of them lack any identification. Family Chronicle‘s More Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 can’t help you identify the subject but it probably can help you with dating when the picture was taken — often within a couple of years.
This book on is made up of reproductions of old photographs of known date, and identity. There are over 650 pictures with photos of virtually thousands of people covering the period from the 1840s to the 1920s. By comparing your unknown pictures to those in our book, you will be able to compare clothing and hair fashion, the poses adopted by the subject and the background settings. The book provides convincing evidence that our ancestors were at least as fashion conscious as we are today and that those fashions changed just as frequently.
More Dating Old Photographs has been compiled from a number of sources, but the majority of them are photographs submitted by readers of the magazine.
The book begins with a 12-page article by the Photo Detective Maureen Taylor in which she explains the technicalities and fashion styles of old photos. She details information on the various types of photographs, starting with the daguerrotypes of 1839-1860, the tintypes of 1856-1930, the ambrotypes of 1854-1865, the calotypes/talbotypes of 1833-1860s, the salt-paper prints of 1850-c1860, the arte-de-visites of 1859-1900, the cabinet cards of 1863-c1920, the cyanotypes of 1840s to present, and stereotypes of 1851-c1925. She then includes sections on the following photographic subjects:
- Photographic Jewelry
- Other Formats
- Manipulated Images
- Hand Coloring
- Crayon Portraits
- Photo Editing
- Watch out for copies
- Noticing the Details
- Photographer’s Imprint
- Hats and Bonnets
- Women’s Hair
- Men’s Hair
- Occupational Clothing
- Ethnic Dress
- Special Occasions
- Oddities in the Collection
- A Case Study
- Caring for Your Photographs
- Safe Handling Techniques
- Space Considerations
The book goes on to graphically show photographs of the following eras:
- The 1840s – page 18
- The 1850s – pages 19-20
- 1860-1864 – pages 21-24
- 1865-1869 – pages 25-28
- 1870-1874 – pages 29-32
- 1875-1879 – pages 33-37
- 1880-1884 – pages 38-43
- 1885-1889 – pages 44-48
- 1890-1894 – pages 49-54
- 1895-1899 – pages 55-60
- 1900-1904 – pages 61-67
- 1905-1909 – pages 68-74
- 1910-1914 – pages 75-83
- 1915-1919 – pages 84-92
- 1920-1924 – pages 93-100
- 1925-1929 – pages 101-108
- Unusual photos – pages 109-112
- Hand Colored – pages 113-117
Most pages have 9 photographs on them, with some larger photos on pages with 4 to 8 pictures. The photos are identified, and include the name of the party owning the original.
This book is a winner. If you’re only going to have one book on dating old photos, this is the one to have!
Purchase the new Third Edition of More Dating Old Photographs for just $15.95 by Midnight MDT on Tuesday, March 22, and get Dating Old Photographs (see description above) absolutely FREE! To get the Free CD, do nothing but order the above More Dating Old Photographs. Do not order the CD separately. There is a shipping fee of $4.90, but orders for U.S.A. delivery over $25 placed at the FRPC online genealogy bookstore before Midnight MDT on Tuesday, March 22, will be shipped FREE. So just add another item or two to your order and they ship at no charge… Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees
GOOGLE YOUR FAMILY TREE – UNLOCK THE HIDDEN POWER OF GOOGLE, by Daniel M. Lynch; 2009; 352 pp; Soft Cover; 8.25×10; Indexed; ISBN: 978-0-9820737-1-1; Item # DL1
Since the last Newsline, one of the major genealogical events was RootsTech, which took place here in Salt Lake City. Over 3,000 people showed up for the conference. Several lectures were about using Google for genealogy. One of the speakers was Dan Lynch, the author of Google Your Family Tree. As we all know, Google is by far the most popular Internet search engine available to us today. The Internet is also loaded with genealogical and historical databases, web pages, indexes, photographs, video and stuff we never even thought of before. Finding and accessing these resources is our challenge – and it looks to me like if you know how to harness the overwhelming power of Google, you may – just may – be able to break some of those genealogical brick walls you have before you. If nothing else, you’ll certainly be able to locate data that will fill in holes and add richness to your family story.
Dan’s book can help. First off – and maybe more important than anything else, Dan explains though words, illustrations, and pictures just how to search “smart.” Sure – you can just type in that string of words that you think may be on the Web somewhere, but then again, you might want to type words that will bring you the results you actually want. The first three chapters of the book, as well as Appendix E (see below) really get down into the nitty-gritty of searching.
Chapters 3 through 14 deal with Google applications that enhance the family history research experience. Apps like Language Tools, Google Books, Google News Archive, Blog Search, Images & Video, Google Alerts, Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Notebook, and the Google Toolbar all have direct application to our genealogy search.
Google is truly helping genealogists open up the resources of the Internet – and Dan’s book makes using Google easier and more produce than ever before. Every genealogist with a computer can profit from the volume.
The following is directly from the Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – Search Engine Basics
The Foundation of all Google searches, this chapter describes basic functionality, screen layout, use of keywords, basic commands, and syntax
Chapter 2 – Interpreting Web Search Results
The anatomy of Google Web Search results and the powerful commands that can be accessed from links appearing within your search results
Chapter – 3 – Advanced Search Techniques
A detailed description of advanced search techniques, both command-line entries as well as those used in the Advanced Search Form
Chapter 4 – Language Tools
Using the foreign language capabilities of Google, including automatic language translation, International content search, and Google’s offering worldwide
Chapter 5 – Google Books
Tapping the content archives found within Google’s growing online digital library and tips for using these books in your family history search
Chapter 6 – Google News Archive
Stepping beyond the current-day news into the rich historical news archive, learn to use the time line feature to quickly sort through historical results
Chapter 7 – Blog Search
An in-depth look at searching through and using blog postings as an effective means to conduct your family history research
Chapter 8 – Images & Video
Bring you research to life with pictures and video by learning special tips for getting the most value from Google’s image and video archives
Chapter 9 – Google Alerts
Search while you sleep! Discussion and step-by-step instructions for using Alerts to make Google work as hard as you do in finding your ancestors
Chapter 10 – Google Maps
A look at the indispensable tool for researching places and unique integration with Google Local and Street View
Chapter 11 – Google Earth
An in-depth look at one of the most addictive of all Google applications, you’ll be able to “travel” to the home of your ancestors and anywhere else you desire
Chapter 12 – Google Notebook
Google Notebook enables you to keep your research organized and available – even when performed on different computers – and easily shared with others
Chapter 13 – The Google Toolbar
An optional add-on requiring download and installation, the Google Toolbar offers a host of one-click wonders; also includes brief mention of Google Chrome
Chapter 14 – Other Tips and Tricks
More than a dozen additional features of Google that are too good to ignore, even if they don’t have a direct connection to genealogy research
Appendix A – Getting Started in Genealogy
A condensed step-by-step guide for those just starting to trace their family tree
Appendix B – Top Sites for Genealogists
An overview of the leading free and fee-based websites for genealogy, including a top-ten favorites list and dozens of other useful resources from around the world
Appendix C – Other Internet Search Engines
A look at the useful features of more than a dozen other Web search engines
Appendix D – Web Search Engine Defined
The history and evolution of Internet Search Engines, courtesy of Wikipedia
Appendix E – Syntax Summary & Quick Reference
A concise listing of Google commands and syntax with examples of their use for genealogy
Google Your Family Tree is available at the FRPC website, and can be purchased with FREE SHIPPING within the United States through Tuesday, March 21, 2011. In fact, all new orders for U.S.A. delivery over $25 placed at the FRPC online genealogy bookstore before Midnight MDT on Tuesday, March 11, will be shipped FREE. Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees.
CHASING WOMEN – FINDING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS – Webinar on CD-ROM – A webinar on CD-ROM by this column’s author, Leland K. Meitzler
Posting this mention of the CD-ROM produced for the webinar I gave on February 16 seems a bit self-serving, but I’m actually kind of proud of the way it turned out. It is now shipping!
Recording this webinar was fun, a bit frustrating because of technology challenges, and very worthwhile! I was able to cover numerous resources, with a wonderful response from a worldwide audience.
Locating the names of our female ancestors can be difficult – principally because their names changed upon marrying. Women historically have not produced as many records as their husbands, since women’s suffrage largely did not exist until the twentieth century. This adds to the difficulty of finding their names, let alone the details of their lives. There are two major search areas that we deal with in locating women’s names, the first being the search for their maiden names, and secondly, the search for their married names. One search can be as hard as the other, and you may find you are doing both types of searches on the same women. Join nationally-known speaker, author, and publisher, Leland K. Meitzler as he gives details on a wide variety of sources, starting with the obvious, and working its way through sources that you may not have thought of using previously.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on February 16, 2011. 1 hour 21 minutes. Plus a link to download the 4 pages of printable and clickable links in the handouts.
- Leland’s info gave me a few more options in finding my historical ladies. This may just pull my ox out of the ditch.
- There was a lot of good information. I can hardly wait to try it out.
- Learned a few new tips and it was nice to get a refresher on old ones. I really liked hearing about the German Parrish Registries, that’s going to be very helpful!
- Leland was terrific! Informative, entertaining, and enjoyable.
- Great info; could hear the passion in Leland’s voice
- Enjoyed the many hints and can’t wait to try out a few. Have enjoyed Leland’s work with Heritage Quest and Gen. Helper in the past.
- I like having all of these sources in one place. When I finish checking one, I can just move to the next source. It will give some order to my research.
- I got so much info from the class. Can’t wait to go searching with all the new ideas I just learned. Thanks so much for offering this webinar. I would be very interested in any other webinars that Leland gives.
- The information shared was excellent. The pace was good and I like the opportunity for Q&A at the end. I also like the ability to download his handouts.
- Great ideas, I think I can now break a brickwall that is twenty years old!
- This webinar certainly opened my eyes to the importance of using records that I have not tried before.
- Soooo much good information of places to look. I’m encouraged! Thank you.
- Excellent review for those who have been researching a long time. Also, a great guide for newcomers.
- Leland was fantastic…he has given me so many more options for finding my female ancestors…I can hardly wait to get started. I especially found the German Parish Records information very helpful as I had hit a brick wall on many of them, now I have something to go on…thank you for these webinars.
- A LOT of great information! I have renewed energy now to find a few of my female in-laws!
The Chasing Women CD-ROM is now shipping at FRPC. Regularly priced at $12.95, the seminar is available for just $9.95. There is a shipping fee of $4.90, but new orders for U.S.A. delivery over $25 placed at the FRPC online genealogy bookstore before Midnight MDT on Tuesday, March 22, will be shipped FREE. So just add another item or two to your order and it ships at no charge… Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees
MAP GUIDE TO AMERICAN MIGRATION ROUTES, 1735-1815; by William Dollarhide; ISBN 1-877677-74-4; 8.5 x 11; perfect bound; b&w;
Family researchers need to locate and understand the early American migration routes their ancestors may have traveled. In this book, acclaimed author, William Dollarhide, shows these early roadways with well-researched and consistently drawn maps. Dollarhide’s guide begins with the King’s Highway of 1735 from Boston to Charleston and ends with the roads that resulted from the War of 1812 in the Old Southwest. These maps provide critical information for researchers trying to locate the passages of early migration in America.
The Following is from the Table of Contents:
Colonial Roads to 1750
- The Boston Post Road and the King’s Highway
- The Lancaster Road
- The Fall Line Road
- The Great Valley Road
- The Pioneer’s Road
- The Upper Road
Colonial Roads, 1750-1775
- Braddock’s Road
- Forbes’ Road
- The Wilderness Road
- New York Migrations
Roads to the Ohio Country
- Zane’s Trace
- The Nashville Road
- The National Road
Roads to the Old Southwest
- The Natchez Trace
- The Federal Horse Path
- The Ways South After 1815
- The King’s Highway
- Colonial Raods to 1750
- Braddock’s Road and Forbes’ Road, 1775-1758
- The Way West, 1775-1795
- New York Migrations
- State Land Cessions
- Ohio River Flatboat
- The Ohio Country 1787-1800
- The National Road, 1818-1838
- Principal Lines of the Old Southwest, 1797-1822
- New Orleans – Washington, 1806
- Indian Cession Dates in the Old Southwest
- The Ways South After 1815
- Grants Available For Production of Georgia Research Books
- Society Looking for a Home… in Mountain Home, Arkansas
- Making the Most of Your Genealogical Society Membership
- Using Bonds for Genealogical Research
- National Archives to Host Conference on Media Access to Government Information April 12
- New Databases at The Original Record
- Extended Hours Begin at the National Archives On March 15
- New Records at FamilySearch – Brazil, England, India, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain, and Wales Records Added – Also new U.S. records for Delaware, New Hampshire, Texas, and Virginia
- FGS Society Strategy Series Now Available to the Public
- New Databases at the Original Record
- Jeff Bockman’s Quest for Ancestry
- FamilySearch Indexing Launches Its First Hungarian Project
- FGS Announces the Sandra H. Luebking Memorial
- Rosie O’Donnell’s Genealogical Journey
- Victoria Cross Library Moved from Britain to Genealogical Research Centre, Ameliasburgh, ON
- Footprints Across Connecticut From 1930 East Granby & Granby Census
- Register NOW for the 2011 NGS Conference in Charleston, SC
- Sandra Hargreaves Luebking Passes
- The Detective in Us – by Tom Fiske
- FGS 2012 Conference – Call for papers
- Statement by Archivist of the United States Regarding the Electronic Records Archive (ERA)
- My Cloud Is Not Like Your Cloud – by Tom Fiske
- Thoughts About the First Episode – Second Season – of “Who Do You Think You Are?”
- APG Welcomes Carla Cegielski as New Webmaster
- More Records from the Society of Genealogists Now Available at FindMyPast.com
- University of Iowa Special Collections Library to Digitize Its Civil War Collection
- Eau Claire, Wisconsin Cemetery Indexes Found Online
- New Jersey & Pennsylvania Archives Offer Searchable Databases Online
- Local Historian Al Smitley, of Northville Michigan District Library Retires
- DeKalb County, AL, Old Records Moving to Former Veterans Affairs Building in Fort Payne
- Roots to Africa Can Get Complicated
- The Archdiocese of New Orleans Posts Online Database of African-American Slave Vital Records
- Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide
- Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Vol. 1, Eastern States, by William Dollarhide
- Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Vol. 2, Western States, by William Dollarhide
- Map Guide to German Parish Registers (a series), by Kevan M. Hansen
- 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.
- New England Regional Genealogy Conference – Springfield, Massachusetts – April 6-10, 2011
- National Genealogical Society Annual Conference – Charleston, South Carolina – May 11-14, 2011
- SCGS Jamboree - Burbank, California – June 10-12, 2011
- Colorado Family History Expo – Loveland, Colorado – June 24 & 25, 2011
- Midwest Family History Expo – Overland Park, Kansas – July 29 & 30, 2011
- Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference – Springfield, Illinois – September 7-10, 2011
- Washington State Gen Society Annual Conference – Richland, Washington – Sept. 16 & 17, 2011
- Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Heritage Room – Exhibits Only – September 20, 21, & 22, 2011
- Northern California Family History Expo – San Mateo, California – October 7 & 8, 2011
- Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Heritage Room – Exhibits Only – October 10, 11, & 12, 2011
- Military Family History Expo – Salt Lake City, Utah – October 29, 2011
- Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Heritage Room – Exhibits Only – October 31 & November 1 & 2, 2011
- Atlanta Family History Expo – Duluth, Georgia – November 11 & 12, 2011
- Salt Lake Christmas Tour – Salt Lake City, Utah – December 5-11, 2011
Notes and References
Maps and Illustrations
These maps can be used as a method of understanding the places where ancestors may have passed or settled in route to their final destination, giving certain clues to where family records are kept today.
This book is invaluable for anyone doing colonial historical or genealogical research – and one that I would not be without!
Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815 is available at the FRPC website, and can be purchased at 10% off, making the price $17.95 through Tuesday, March 22, 2011. All new orders for U.S.A. delivery over $25 placed at the FRPC online genealogy bookstore before Midnight MDT on Tuesday, March 22, will be shipped FREE. Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees.
GOOGLE FOR GENEALOGISTS – Webinar on CD-ROM – presented by Thomas MacEntee
My friend, Thomas McEntee, presented this Webinar just over two months ago. I was lucky enough to be able to catch the Webinar live, and came away from the program very impressed. I learned a lot – and enjoyed the entire program. You will too.
Most genealogists are only using 10% or less of the resources behind Google when it comes to genealogy research. Learn from professional genealogist, Thomas MacEntee, about the other 90% and how these Google components can be leveraged for better search results. Google is more than just a search engine – it is a wealth of information much of which goes unnoticed by the average genealogist. Besides search, Google allows you to access maps, books, journals, abstracts, patents and much more. These components may be what is needed to make advances in your genealogy research.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on January 5, 2011.1 hour 28 minutes. Plus a link to download the 4 pages of printable and clickable links in the handouts.
About the author: Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,300 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.
The Google for Genealogists CD-ROM is now shipping at FRPC. Regularly priced at $12.95, the seminar is available for just $9.95. There is a shipping fee of $4.90, but orders for U.S.A. delivery over $25 placed at the FRPC online genealogy bookstore before Midnight MDT on Tuesday, March 22, will be shipped FREE. So just add another item or two to your order and it ships at no charge… Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees
MORE GENEALOGY NEWS
ESSENTIAL BOOKS FROM FAMILY ROOTS PUBLISHING COMPANY
FAMILY MAP PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT:
Family Roots Publishing Co. is now marketing the Arphax U.S.A. Land Ownership Atlases. There are currently about 500 of them, and we are in the process of adding them to the website. As of this morning, we had about 180 posted at the FRPC site, including “Family Maps” for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, New Mexico, and Washington State. CLICK HERE to see an example description from Baldwin County, Alabama. Look for your county Family Map Atlas under the State Category at the FRPC site.
Anything posted is now shipping, and can be included in our free shipping sale going on until Midnight MDT, March 22, 2011.
POPULAR BOOKS FEATURED IN PAST GENEALOGY NEWSLINES
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.
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.
RECORDING YOUR FAMIY 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.
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