Genealogy Newsline Vol. 1 # 7

Genealogy Newsline – Vol 1 # 7 – Apr 7, 2011
Edited by Leland K. Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC

This is the seventh edition of the FREE Genealogy Newsline. 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.

==================================================

Page 1 – CONTENTS OF THIS GENEALOGY NEWSLINE

The page numbers are added for those who would like to print portions of the email edition of the Newsline They may or may not be correct for your printer

Why Did I Receive This Genealogy Newsline?

Page 2 – Partly Personal

Free USA Shipping on Purchases of $25 or more at FRPC through April 19, 2011

New USA Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

Going to Salt Lake City?

Page 3 – Kip Sperry’s Family History Internet Sites

New Civil War Databases FREE at Ancestry Through April 14!

Book Reviews & Announcements

  • Abbreviations and Acronyms: A Guide for Family Historians
  • Genealogists’ County Map of the United States
  • Page 4 – A Guide to Irish Churches and Graveyards
  • A History of Jefferson County in the State of New York
  • Cape Vincent [New York] and Its History
  • Page 5 – New York State Censuses & Substitutes
  • Page 7 – Family Maps from Arphax Publishing – U.S.A. Land Ownership Maps

Page 8 – More Genealogy News – with links to Timely Genealogy-Related Articles

Popular Books From Previous Genealogy Newslines

Page 12 – More Essential Books From Family Roots Publishing Company

Events where Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC Will Exhibit in 2011 & 2012

Letters to the Editor

Going to Salt Lake City?

Page 13 – Check out Area-Info.net

Download a Free Issue of Family Chronicle Magazine

Subscribe/Unsubscribe

About the Genealogy Newsline

The Genealogy Newsline Archive

Changing a Password

Leland K. Meitzler Biography

Copyrights & Permissions

==================================================

WHY DID YOU RECEIVE THE GENEALOGY NEWSLINE?

You have received this email newsletter for one of the following reasons:

  • You are a Family Roots Publishing Company customer.
  • You signed up for the newsletter at the FamilyRootsPublishing.com website.
  • You wrote and asked to be added to the Genealogy Newsline list
  • You signed up for the newsletter at the Family Roots Publishing Company booth at a genealogy event.
  • Because until December of 2008 you were an Everton Newsline subscriber, Genealogical Helper subscriber, or had some other affiliation with Everton Publishers or the Everton.com website. More information about Everton.com is found near the end of this Genealogy Newsline

If you do not wish to receive the newsletter, you may Unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of this newsletter.

==================================================

PARTLY PERSONAL
A BIT ABOUT FAMILY ROOTS PUBLISHING COMPANY
Every now and then folks will ask me how we came to be operating Family Roots Publishing. Honestly, it was partially planned, and somewhat by accident. I went to work for Everton Publishers as their managing editor in the Spring of 2006. It seemed the ideal job, as I could work from home, and do what I was experienced at, and that was to compile and edit a genealogy magazine. I’d edited Heritage Quest since its inception in 1985, so editing the Genealogical Helper was an easy transition for me. Once settled into my Everton job, I discussed the idea of publishing books with Bill Dollarhide, as well as Kevan Hansen, who writes the German Map Guides. Both Hansen and Dollarhide were eager to get on with it, so in short order I formed Family Roots Publishing Co. as a sole proprietorship, and began publication and marketing of a very limited number of books. With Patty’s help as editor this worked out pretty well, as the responsibilities involved for me were limited, and I could fulfill my Everton duties without much stress. Then the Everton job ended in February of 2009. Things had to change. My part time job became a full time one. My son, Dale, lost his job not long after I lost mine, so he was looking for something to do as well.

So we took Family Roots Publishing to the next level. We began to market genealogy guidebooks published by others, as well as our own. I was able to obtain what little inventory was left over from both Heritage Creations, as well as Everton Publishers. The HC inventory had all been purchased by one buyer at auction, and Everton’s had a few books, magazines and a website that came available. I was able to negotiate deals for those products, bringing our total number of items for sale to over 500. Dale and I continued searching for genealogy guidebooks, and now market about 1500 different titles. And that continues to grow.

In December of 2010, we incorporated, and shortly thereafter began hiring a few part time folks to help out. Dale, Patty and I work full time. Dale handles a lot of the sales and website responsibilities, with the help of his wife, Tara. Patty heads up the accounting side of things, and edits our books. She has a lot of experience in both areas, so she’s ideal for the position. My daughter-in-law, Lisa, works part time entering invoices and shipping orders, while my friend, Brian O’Conner, handles our graphics arts needs. He is currently doing the layout on several new books we are about to release. Many of you will recognize his work, as he was a graphic artist at Ancestry, and then the Heritage Quest graphics guy for a number of years. The last 5 years or more of Heritage Quest Magazine were Brians graphic creation. I’m really pleased to be working with him again.

Family Roots Publishing Company’s success has been built on a combination of displaying our products at conferences and seminars, Internet sales at our website, the ongoing publication of our own titles, and publicity obtained from GenealogyBlog.com and Genealogy Newsline.

As for me, I’m finding that more and more of mine time is spent with the blog and the Newsline. I enjoy what I do, as I can pass on knowledge gained daily in the quest for my own ancestors. I love genealogy… One of these times I will tell you how I happened to end up spending my life digging up dead relatives, and educating others in all aspects of this wonderful hobby.

==================================================

FREE USA SHIPPING ON ALL $25 OR MORE PURCHASES OF BOOKS AND SUPPLIES ORDERED AT THE FAMILY ROOTS PUBLISHING WEBSITE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011.

Buy $25 or more in books, charts, forms, or supplies at the Family Roots Publishing Co. online bookstore before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011, and the items ship free. FREE SHIPPING is available for purchases with items being delivered within the United States. Click here to search or browse over 1500 genealogy-related guidebooks, atlases and charts. Regional guidebooks for most countries, American states, and Canadian provinces are located here! Guides on writing, and recording genealogy, photography, DNA research, genealogy dictionaries, computer use, immigration, migration, and on & on are found at the site!

==================================================

NEW USA VITAL RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

The following United States vital records databases have been posted or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last Newsline

Arkansas County Marriages 1837-1957 – Index and images of marriages recorded in counties of Arkansas – 1,787,914 records as of 4 Apr 2011.

Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Ohio – 4,767,894 records as of 30 Mar 2010

Ohio Marriages 1800-1958 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio – 2, 386,537 records as of 30 March, 2011.

Ohio County Marriages, 1790-1950 – Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses. Currently this collection is 76% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 2,726,580 Records from 596,034 images as of 30 March, 2011.

Oklahoma County Marriages – 1891-1959 – Name index and images of marriage records from counties in Oklahoma – Counties included so far include Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Dewey, Garfield, Harmon, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, and Kingfisher Counties. Other counties will be added over time.- 222,471 records indexed from 1,151,140 images as of 4 Apr 2011.

Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955Imaged Records – Name index and images of Tennessee death certificates. Statewide death registration began in 1914 – 1,276,585 Records on 1,274,869 images as of 30 Mar 2011.

Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954 Imaged Records – Name index and images (index cards) of town clerk transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, 1760-1954. This collection is complete for years 1871-1908. As more data is received, the remaining year ranges will be incrementally updated – 946,656 Records as of 28 Mar 2011

U.S.A. Social Security Death Index – A name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962 – 89,155,490 Records as of 4 Apr 2011.

I have added the above datbases to my Updated & Complete Alphabetical USA Vital Records Listing and Links at GenealogyBlog.com.

Births & Christenings

Marriages

Deaths, and Probates

==================================================

THINKING OF GOING TO SALT LAKE CITY?

If you’re considering a research trip at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City NOW IS A GREAT TIME! The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Family History Library is offering special genealogy discounts for April and May 2011. Your discount will depend on the dates you reserve. They offer microwaves and refrigerators in every room, a full service restaurant, complimentary wireless hi-speed internet and a complimentary airport shuttle. Call them at 800-366-3684 or e-mail at admin@plaza-hotel.com and mention the Genealogy Newsline to receive your discount rate.

==================================================

KIP SPERRY’S FAMILY HISTORY INTERNET SITES

My friend, Kip Sperry, has produced an absolutely exceptional “links” website. It’s simple, direct, and includes the sites that Kip feels are the most important. For those unfamiliar with Kip, he teaches at BYU, and worked for years in management positions at the Family History Library. So he knows what’s most important. I noticed that he left off my Family Roots Publishing site in his list, but then again, he wasn’t attempting to link people to sites where they could buy books. So I’ll give him a pass… Beside that, he did include GenealogyBlog.com, so I’m happy.

Kip’s site is broken down into a dozen categories. They are:
Blogs and Newsletters
Brigham Young University
FamilySearch
General
Libraries and Archives
Link Collections
Maps
Miscellaneous
Records
Societies and Organizations
Technology and Forms
Tips

I’d advise bookmarking Kip’s site. It’s very useful…

==================================================

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

==================================================

NEW CIVIL WAR DATABASES FREE AT ANCESTRY THROUGH APRIL 14!

With the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War officially starting on April 12, Ancestry has posted new Civil War databases and given everyone FREE access to their Civil War Collection through April 14.

The New Databases are as follows:

New Union Records

  • U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
  • U.S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
  • U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 – UPDATED
  • New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900
  • New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865
  • Kansas, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862, 1863, 1868

New Confederate Records

  • Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947
  • Arkansas, Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1935
  • U.S. Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 (Virginia and Texas)
  • Alabama, Census of Confederate Soldiers, 1907, 1921

In searching for records on my great-uncle, George Canfield, I ran across a document I had never seen before, that being the civil war draft registrations for Washtenaw County, Michigan. The Provost Marshal, R.J. Barry enumerated the men living in the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan in June 1863. The information on George Canfield states that he lived in Lyndon TWP, Washtenaw County, Michigan, aged 36, White, Farmer, born in New York, The book where the data is found was compiled and sent to the Provost Marshall General U.S. in Washington D.C., and dated August 13, 1863. It is in alphabetical order by the letter of the alphabet. A pretty interesting document.

Click on the graphic below to search for Civil War documents you may not have seen before!


Start Looking


Full disclosure: I have an affiliate relationship with Ancestry.com, have used their databases for years, and recommend their services.

==================================================

BOOK REVIEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

In this edition of the Genealogy Newsline, I am reviewing five individual books, one series of books, and one genealogists’ county map.

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYNS: A GUIDE FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS (REVISED 2nd EDITION), by Kip Sperry; 192 pg; Paperback; ISBN 978-1-5933102-6-4; 2009; Item #: TP269

This valuable book was written by my friend, Kip Sperry, whose “Links” website I review elsewhere in this Genealogy Newsline. It’s one that I wouldn’t be without, and I recommend it to all serious genealogists.

All fields of study have their own unique abbreviations and acronyms. Genealogy and history are certainly no exception. This book lists abbreviations and acronyms, along with alphabetic symbols, initials, contractions, and shortenings of words, listed alphabetically. Many listings include a brief explanation of the abbreviation or acronym. This work is an ideal reference source for genealogists, historians, reference librarians, and others searching for the meaning of an abbreviation or acronym, including those found in census schedules, indexes, mortality schedules, court records and more.

The volume is laid out alphabetically from A to Z. Additional chapters are found in an appendix for Symbols, Measurements, Numbers, and a Bibliography

Abbreviations and Acronyms: A Guide for Family Historians is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $16.61. 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, April 19, 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

==================================================

GENEALOGISTS’ COUNTY MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

This large County Map of the United States is 39 x 27 inches in size. It is available as a folded map that fits well in a binder, briefcase or folder – as well as a rolled version that ships in a tube. Either version works well as a wall-mounted map. Genealogists find that the map is handy for not only locating counties, but also quickly obtaining proximity information between counties they are researching. You can quickly locate counties in each of the 50 states. Use this full-color county map to view lakes, rivers, county boundaries and state capitols as well.

Note that we have very limited numbers of this map available, and expect it to no longer be accessible in the near future, so if you are interested, now is the time to obtain your county map.

County Map – Rolled is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $25.00. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

County Map – Folded is available at Family Roots Publishing for just at 17% off for just $14.94. 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, April 19, 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

==================================================

A GUIDE TO IRISH CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS; 1990, Reprinted 2001; Hardcover; 7×10; 253 pp; ISBN: 9780806312668; Item #GPC3856

In Ireland, the civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1864, and the registration of Protestant marriages in 1845. Before this, church registers have the only reference to an ancestor’s birth, marriage or death, but because of the destruction of many Church of Ireland burial records, and the late beginning dates of many Roman Catholic and Presbyterian burial registers, a gravestone inscription may be the only record of an ancestor’s death. Moreover, since gravestones frequently mention the person’s residence and age at death and the deaths of other family members, the location of Irish churches and graveyards is very important to the family historian.

In this book every church and burial ground in Ireland is identified in relation to a townland or street address. Each townland is located in its appropriate civil parish, and each parish is listed in alphabetical order in its county and is preceded by a number that gives its location in A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland. In addition, an Ordnance Survey number lets the researcher pinpoint the church’s exact location on a six-inch Ordnance Survey map. Churches that are now defunct and graveyards that have been separated from their churches can be located with this guide.

According to the author, with the establishment of new churches throughout the nineteenth century, many graveyards attached to the old church fell into disuse and can easily be overlooked. For example, the original church of Ireland burial ground for Desertoghill Parish, Co. Londonderry, now lies one mile to the north of the new church and graveyard. There is no trace of the original parish church, and the old burial ground is set back from the road and hidden by dry-stone wall and hedgerows. Only by stumbling on a person with good knowledge would a visitor identify this graveyard. This book, however, identifies all graveyards, including those which have long been departed from any church in use today.

The book is laid out in the following way:

  1. The number preceding the civil parish represents the map reference number used in A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland.
  2. The name of the civil parish in alphabetical order within the county.
  3. The name of the townland or town and street in which a church or graveyard was located in the mid-nineteenth century.
  4. The number following the townland is the Ordnance Survey sheet number in which the townland is located.
  5. In the church column are identified the chapels, meeting houses, and churches of the various denominations. The symbols used to denote religious denominations are listed on a separate page.
  6. In the graveyard column are identified all graveyards, burial grounds, or cemeteries. If the graveyard symbol is on the same line as the church symbol then the graveyard is attached to the church itself.

A Guide to Irish Churches and Graveyards is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $34.30. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

==================================================

A HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME; by Franklin B. Hough, A.M.,M.D.; 601 pp; Originally published 1854, Reprint: 2005; Paperback; 6 x 9; Item # PRJ03

The author, Franklin B. Hough, holds the distinction of writing histories for several northern New York counties early in their history. His work for Jefferson County, published in 1854, contains over 600 pages. Very thorough in his descriptions, Hough covers the pre-(white) settlement of the area, gives a separate chapter for each Town, records the establishment of churches, schools, railroads, associations, newspapers in addition to extensively reporting on the War of 1812 and the Patriot War of 1837. This book is a ‘must-have’ for the understanding of the area, time period and people. The book is soft-cover and looks very similar to the original.

The book is made up of 15 chapters, and an appendix. They are as follows:

Chapter I: Aboriginal Traces, French History

Chapter II: Organization of the County, Pubic Buildings, &C

Chapter III: History of Land Titles

Chapter IV: Towns of Jefferson County

Chapter V: Internal Improvements

Chapter VI: Statistics of Population and Resources

Chapter VII: Lists of Public Officers

Chapter VIII: The Periodical Press

Chapter IX: History of Academies

Chapter X: Societies and Associations

Chapter XI: Banks – Corporations

Chapter XII: War With Great Britain, 1812-1815

Chapter XIV: Events of 1837-1840

Chapter XV: Geology, Mineralogy, &C

Appendix

Index

Click Here to see a full listing of the surnames found in the volume.

A History of Jefferson County in the State of New York is available at Family Roots Publishing for 16% off, making it just $25.20. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

==================================================

CAPE VINCENT [NEW YORK] AND ITS HISTORY, 1909; by Nelie Horton Casler; 240 pp; Originally published 1906; Hardcover; 5.5 x 8.25; Item # PRJ01

In this delightful local history book, establishments such as churches, Cape Vincent’s small villages, Masonic lodges, etc. are briefly sketched. This town located along the Canadian border saw a lot of action in the Revolutionary War and is well covered in Ms. Casler’s book, with actual correspondence reproduced. Also, a lot of space is given to the involvement of the French in this region in its earliest years. A number of pages are devoted to early cemetery listings. Many pictures are included. The original index is a good one.

Click Here to see a full list of the surnames found in this volume.

Cape Vincent and Its History is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $15. 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, April 19, 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

==================================================

NEW YORK STATE CENSUSES & SUBSTITUTES; by William Dollarhide; ISBN 0-8063-1766-3; Soft Cover; 249 pp; 2005; reprinted 2007

Bill Dollarhide wrote this book for me. A few years ago Bill came to me asking what I thought would be a good project for him. Knowing Bill’s strength lay in producing bibliographic research guides, and having New York ancestry, I asked him to produce on volume on New York State census records. As he got into the project, Bill realized that there were virtually hundreds of additional records with similar genealogical qualities, and he broadened the book to include census substitutes.

By the way, the success of this volume eventually led to the publication of two other books, Census Substitutes and States Census Records, Vol. 1, Eastern States and Census Substitutes and State Census Records, Vol. 2, Western States.

Following is a listing of the attributes found in this volume:

  • The book identifies 448 state census originals for New York’s 62 counties, located at 68 different New York repositories, plus transcripts/extracts, abstracts, or indexes in print, all with library call numbers and FHL film numbers.
  • Identifies 120 statewide and regional name lists for New York, including tax lists, land records, military lists, newspaper indexes, CD-ROM publications, and online resources.
  • Identifies 105 original 1850-1880 federal censuses held by 30 New York counties. (County duplicate originals on microfilm that can be compared with the microfilmed federal copies).
  • Identifies over 1,200 census substitutes and selected name lists. Substitutes include tax lists, voter registrations, military lists, and deed indexes. Selected lists include county histories, city directories, naturalization indexes, vital records indexes, or other unique name lists for a particular county.
  • Identifies over 1,500 online town references to find direct links to census extracts, indexes, or other name lists online.
  • Identifies over 3,700 bibliographic citations in total, each with detailed descriptions and notes, library call numbers, and FHL film numbers.
  • Includes 19 county boundary maps for the period 1683-1915, showing the evolution of all New York counties and adjoining jurisdictions in bordering states and Canada.
  • Includes 26 NY State Census Extraction Forms, 1825-1925, with all NY population, military, agriculture, industry, births, deaths, and marriage schedules; plus the 1890 NY Police Census, and the 1880 Short Form; and includes 26 New York State Census Facsimiles, showing the actual state census schedules, tables, pages, and columns.

The following is listing of Statewide Resources found detailed on pages one to fifteen, followed by an alphabetical county by county listing of resources for the five counties of Albany, Alleghany, Bronx, Broome, and Cattaraugus found detailed on pages 16 through 27 of this landmark book. This list is made in order to give you an idea of what kind of data is found in the volume for ALL New York counties.

  • Guides to New York Colonial & State Censuses and Name Lists
  • Pre-1750 New York Lists, by Henry B. Hoff
  • New York State Censuses and Tax Lists, by Roger D. Joslyn
  • Finding Aids at the NYG&B Library for New York State Censuses, by Laura LeBarron
  • Guidebooks & Publications With Miscellaneous Name Lists
  • The Documentary History of the State of New York, arranged under direction of the Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State, by E. B. O’Callaghan
  • Early New York State Census Records, 1663-1772, published by RAM publishers
  • Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York: Excerpted From The Documentary History of the State of New York by Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan
  • Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons in New Netherland: From 1613 to 1674, prepared by David M. Riker
  • Supplement to the 1999 Directory to Persons in New Netherland from 1613 to 1674, by David M. Riker
  • The Register of New Netherland: 1626-1674, by Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan
  • Settlers From the Netherlands in America Before 1700: A Compendium of Genealogical Information, compiled by William J. Hoffman
  • Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York: Procured in Holland, England, and France, by John Romeyn Brodhead
  • Denizations, Naturalizations, and Oaths of Allegiance in Colonial New York, by Kenneth Scott and Kenn Stryker-Rodda
  • Calendar of Wills on File and Recorded in the Offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany and of the Secretary of State, 1626-1836, compiled and edited by Berthold Fernow
  • Complete Index to Colonial Laws and Ordinances of New Netherlands and New York, 1638-1775, published by Bookmark
  • Calendar of Council Minutes, 1668-1783, by Berthold Fernow
  • Directory to Collections of New York Vital Records, 1726-1989, With Rare Gazetteer, by Fred Q. Bowman and Thomas J. Lynch
  • Inhabitants of New York, 1774-1776, by Thomas B. Wilson
  • Tax Assessment Lists Under Laws of 1779, 1780, 1786, 1788
  • New York Treasurer “Assessment Rolls,” laws of 1779, 1786, 1787, 1788
  • 1799-1802 Tax Lists. See Gerrit V. Lansing Papers Tax Lists and Assessment Rolls
  • New York Marriages Previous to 1784: A Reprint of the Original Edition of 1860 with Additions and Corrections
  • Ship Passenger lists, New York and New Jersey, 1600-1825, edited and indexed by Carl Boyer, III
  • 1792-1906 Index (Soundex) to New York Naturalization Records
  • 1798 Federal Direct Tax, New York Locations
  • New York Alien Residents, 1825-1848
  • Revised Master Index to the New York State Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Records Volumes
  • Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, by William Wade Hinshaw
  • Quaker Census of 1828: Members of the New York Yearly Meeting, the Religious Society of Friends (in New York, Ontario, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Quebec) at the Time of the Separation of 1828, compiled by Loren Fay
  • 1842-1859 New York (State) Directories
  • 1845 New York State Census, Population Census of Indian Reservations
  • 1862-1866 Assessment Lists of the Federal Bureau of Internal Revenue
  • The New York State Biographical, Genealogical, and Portrait Index, a card index to over 750,000 names from more than 6,000 histories
  • Special Schedules from 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 Federal Censuses
  • Land Records
  • Patents of the State of New York, 1649-1912
  • 1659-1846 Recorded Deeds
  • Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts, Indorsed Land Papers; in the Office of the Secretary of State of New York, 1643-1803, by E. B. O’Callaghan
  • Landholders of Northeastern New York, 1739-1802, by Fred Q. Bowman
  • 1789-1835 Holland Land Company Records
  • Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York, Embracing Some Account of the Ancient Remains: A Brief History of Our Immediate Predecessors, the Confederated Iroquois, Their system of Government, Wars, Etc., a Synopsis of Colonial History, Some Notices of the Border Wars of the Revolution, by O. Turner
  • Complete Name Index to Pioneer History of the Holland purchase of Western New York by O. Turner, 1849 and 1850, compiled by LaVerne C. Cooley
  • 1804-1824 Western New York Land Transactions Extracted From the Archives of the Holland Land Company, by Karen E. Livsey
  • 1825-1835 Western New York Land Transactions, vol. 2, by Karen E. Livsey
  • Military Lists
  • Guide to New York Civil War Records. See The Union Preserved: A Guide to the Civil War Records in the New York State Archives, edited by Harold Holzer
  • Annual Report of the State Historian of the State of New York, Colonial Series, Transmitted to the Legislature March 3, 1896-March 14, 1898. 2 Vols
  • New York Colonial Muster rolls, 1664-1775: Report of the State Historian of the State of New York
  • Muster Rolls of New York Provincial Troops, 1755-1764
  • Military Minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821, compiled and edited by Hugh Hastings and Henry Harmon Noble
  • New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, these records were discovered, arranged and classified by James A. Roberts
  • New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, v. II A Compilation of Documents and Records from the Office of the State Comptroller, Frederic G. Mather
  • Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812
  • 1861-1865 – Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of New York
  • Index to Soldiers & Sailors of the Civil War, a searchable name index to 6.3 million Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers
  • Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca. 1865-1867
  • 1917-1918 Civilian Draft Registration Cards, New York State
  • World War I Veterans’ Service Data and Photographs (bulk 1919-1924)
  • Newspaper Indexes
  • 1784-1829 American Deaths and Marriages, reproduction of a card file compiled by Joseph Gavit
  • Joseph Gavit’s American Deaths and Marriages: Index to Non-principals in Microfilm Copies of Abstracts in the New York State Library, Albany, New York, compiled by Kenneth Scott
  • Genealogical Data From Colonial New York Newspapers: A Consolidation of Articles from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, compiled by Kenneth Scott
  • 10,000 Vital Records of Central New York, 1813-1850, by Fred Q. Bowman
  • 10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834, by Fred Q. Bowman
  • 8000 More Vital Records of Eastern New York State, 1804-1850, by Fred Q. Bowman
  • 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, by Fred Q. Bowman
  • 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850, by Fred Q. Bowman
  • Personal Name Index to the New York Times, 1851-1993: With Additional Supplements to 1996, and to 2001, compiled by Byron A. Falk, Valerie R. Falk
  • General Index, 1869-1921, Editorial Index, 1902-1923, New York Evening Post
  • CD-ROM Publications, Census Substitutes
  • New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801
  • New York 1675-1920
  • Early New York Families, 1600s-1900s
  • Early Settlers of New York State, 1760-1942
  • Heads-of-Household Listing New York as Birthplace in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census
  • City Directories: New York 1886-1894, Selected Cities & Years
  • Genealogies of Long Island Families, 1600s-1800s
  • Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s
  • Index to Upstate New York Source Records, 1685-1910
  • New York, 1675-1920 Genealogical Records
  • Selected Areas of New York, 1639-1916 Marriage Index
  • New York #2, 1740s-1880s Marriage Index
  • New York City, 1600s-1800s Marriage Index
  • New York in the Revolution and War of 1812
  • New York Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850
  • New York Revolutionary War Records, 1775-1840
  • COUNTYWIDE RESOURCES – BY COUNTY
  • ALBANY State Census of Albany County Towns in 1790, compiled by Kenneth Scott
  • ALBANY 1855-1905 New York State Censuses, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY 1855 New York State Census, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY 1855 New York State Census, 6th Ward, City of Albany
  • ALBANY Card Index to 1892 New York State Census, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY 1915 and 1925 New York State Censuses, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY Card Index to 1925 State Population Census Schedules, City of Albany and Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY Original Federal Censuses
  • ALBANY 1860 Federal Census, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY The Matched Mortality and Population Schedules of 1860 Census of Albany City and County, New York, compiled by David Paul Davenport
  • ALBANY 1870 Federal Census, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY 1880 Federal Census (Short Form), Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY Census Substitutes & Selected Name Lists
  • ALBANY An Index of Albany County Records Covering Materials Within the Dates 1630-1930, compiled by Lydia Hammond Gale
  • ALBANY 1630-1966 Grantee-Grantor Index to Deeds, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY 1653, 1697, 1699, and 1742 Name Lists. See The Annals of Albany, by Joel Munsell
  • ALBANY 1683-1700 Residents, Albany, New York, as extracted from the Albany Reformed Church member list by Arthur C. M. Kelly
  • ALBANY 1684 Freeholders, Albany County, New York
  • ALBANY 1697 Inhabitants, City of Albany, Albany County
  • ALBANY 1702 and 1720 Freeholders List. See The Documentary History of the State of New York
  • ALBANY Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York: Excerpted From The Documentary History of the State of New York by Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan, indexed by Rosanne Conway
  • ALBANY 1701 Albany County. See Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York: Procured in Holland, England, and France, by John Romeyn Brodhead
  • ALBANY 1730-1769 Patentees, Albany County
  • ALBANY Upstate New York in the 1760s, Tax Lists and Selected Militia Rolls of Old Albany County, 1760-1768, by Florence Christoph
  • ALBANY 1767 Rensselaer Manor Residents, West and East Sides of the Hudson River
  • ALBANY 1781-1790 Albany County Tax Records
  • ALBANY 1797 Book of Freeholders, Albany County, compiled by Arthur C. M. Kelly
  • ALBANY 1813 Albany City Directory, Albany County
  • ALBANY 1847-1849 Town Records, Town of Westerlo, Albany County
  • ALBANY 1866 Residents, Town of Berne, Albany County
  • ALBANY 1874-1879 Cemetery Proprietors, Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany County
  • ALLEGHANY State Census Originals, Extracts, Indexes, Etc.
  • ALLEGHANY 1845 & 1892 New York State Census, Town of Belfast, Allegany County, New York, part of 1824-1914 Records, Town of Belfast, Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY 1845 New York State Census, Town of Genesee, Allegany County
  • ALLEGHANY Card Index to the 1855 New York State Census, Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY 1855 New York State Census, Town of Alfred, Allegany County
  • ALLEGHANY 1855-1925 New York State Censuses, Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY 1915 and 1925 New York State Censuses, Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY Original Federal Censuses
  • ALLEGHANY 1850 Federal Census, Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY 1860 Federal Census, Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY 1870 Federal Census, Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY 1880 Federal Census (Short Form), Allegany County, New York
  • ALLEGHANY Census Substitutes & Selected Name Lists
  • ALLEGHANY 1807-1929 Grantee-Grantor Index to Deeds
  • ALLEGHANY 1875 Gazetteer and Business Directory of Allegany County, N.Y
  • ALLEGHANY 1879 History. See History of Allegany County, NY: With Illustrations Descriptive of Scenery, Private Residences, Public Buildings , Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, From Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability; and Portraits of Old Pioneers and Prominent Residents
  • ALLEGHANY History of Allegany County, N.Y.: A Name Index, compiled by Robert M. French
  • BRONX State Census Originals, Extracts, Indexes, Etc.
  • BRONX 1905 New York State Census, Manhattan and Bronx Boroughs, New York
  • BRONX 1915, and 1925 New York State Censuses, Bronx County, New York
  • BRONX Card Index to Street Names and House Addresses in New York County, for the New York State Census for 1905, 1915, and 1925
  • BRONX 1925 Assembly District Maps for New York City Boroughs
  • BRONX Census Substitutes & Selected Name Lists
  • BRONX 1698 Fordham Census (now Bronx County)
  • BRONX Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, New York
  • BRONX History of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Spuyten Duyvil: An Historical Epitome of the Northwest Bronx, by William A. Tieck
  • BRONX 1853-1854 Henry’s Directory of Morrisania and Vicinity, by John A. Henry
  • BRONX Morrisania and Tremont Directory, 1871-72, Westchester County, New York [now Bronx County]
  • BRONX 1874-1890 Indexes to Land Conveyances
  • BRONX 1878-1895 Vital Records, see South Mount Vernon and Wakefield, New York, Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths (Ledgers)
  • BRONX 1886 History. See History of Westchester County, New York, Including Morrisania, Kings Bridge, and West Farm: Which Have Been Annexed to New York City, by John Thomas Scharf
  • BRONX 1914-1932 Declarations Index, Bronx County, New York
  • BRONX 1914-1932 Petitions Index, Bronx County, New York
  • BRONX 1931 Manhattan and Bronx Residential Directory: Containing an Alphabetical List of over 500,000 Names and Addresses and – Where Obtainable – Business or Occupation of Manhattan and Bronx Residents Not Listed in Current Telephone Books
  • BROOME State Census Originals, Extracts, Indexes, Etc.
  • BROOME 1825, 1835, 1845 State Censuses, and 1843 County Census, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1825 New York State Census Index, Broome County, compiled by W. David Samuelsen
  • BROOME 1825 and 1835 New York State Census, Various Towns, Broome County
  • BROOME 1855 New York State Censuses, Broome County
  • BROOME Card Index to the 1855 New York State Census, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1865 New York State Census, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1875 New York State Census, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1892 New York State Census, Broome County
  • BROOME 1905 New York State Census, Broome County
  • BROOME 1915 and 1925 New York State Censuses, Broome County
  • BROOME Original Federal Censuses
  • BROOME 1820 and 1830 Federal Censuses, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1850 Federal Census, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1860 Federal Census, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1880 Federal Census (Short Form), Broome County, New York
  • BROOME Census Substitutes & Selected Name Lists
  • BROOME 1791-1962 Grantee-Grantor Index to Deeds, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1806-1832 Civil and Military Rolls, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1813 Assessment Roll, Windsor, Broome County
  • BROOME 1837-1840, 1869-1870 Assessment Rolls for Vestal, Collesville, and Windsor Towns, Broome County, New York
  • BROOME 1896 Fenton School Tax Records
  • CATTARAUGUS State Census Originals, Extracts, Indexes, Etc.
  • CATTARAUGUS 1825-1905 New York State Censuses, Cattaraugus County
  • CATTARAUGUS 1825 New York State Census, Town of Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County
  • CATTARAUGUS 1825 and 1835 New York State Censuses, Cattaraugus County, (Printed Abstract & Index)
  • CATTARAUGUS 1915 and 1925 New York State Censuses, Cattaraugus County, New York
  • CATTARAUGUS Original Federal Censuses
  • CATTARAUGUS 1850 Federal Census, Cattaraugus County, New York
  • CATTARAUGUS 1860 Federal Census, Cattaraugus County, New York
  • CATTARAUGUS 1870 Federal Census, Cattaraugus County, New York
  • CATTARAUGUS 1880 Federal Census (Short Form), Cattaraugus County, New York
  • CATTARAUGUS Census Substitutes & Selected Name Lists
  • CATTARAUGUS 1800-1911 Miscellaneous Court Records of Cattaraugus County, New York
  • CATTARAUGUS 1800-1877 Mortgage Records and Mortgagee-Mortgagor Index, 1800-1877
  • CATTARAUGUS 1817-1968 Grantee-Grantor Index to Deeds
  • CATTARAUGUS 1847-1956 Naturalization records, Cattaraugus County, New York
  • CATTARAUGUS 1874-1875 Gazetteer and Business Directory of Cattaraugus County, N.Y.

New York State Censuses & Substitutes is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $32.29. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

==================================================

FAMILY MAPS FROM ARPHAX PUBLISHING – U.S.A. LAND OWNERSHIP MAPS:
As posted in Newsline Vol. 1 #6, Family Roots Publishing Co. has now posted detailed descriptions of the Arphax U.S.A. Land Ownership Atlases on our website. There are currently nearly 500 atlases, for 22 the states. CLICK HERE to see an example description from Barry County, Missouri. The description are detailed – including a listing of the Surnames found on the maps in each county atlas! Look for your county Family Map Atlas under the State Category at the FRPC site.

These wonderful atlases can be included in our free shipping sale going on until Midnight MDT, April 19, 2011.

Patty and I love these atlases. Over the last couple of years, we’ve purchased atlases for virtually every ancestral county for which Greg had an atlas finished. And I know that we’re not alone. I’ve met many genealogists who love these maps just as much as we do. I think that you will too.

The atlases are compiled by my friend, Greg Boyd. Because of Greg’s work, you will find that locating original landowners in patent maps has never been easier. Each volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps), gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. And the volumes offer much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries. what a wealth of information!

Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a person’s name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds. The patent-maps are essentially plat maps, but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. You’ll find that dates of patents usually begin about the time of statehood and run down into the early 1900s.

You may now obtain Land Ownership Atlases for the following states (the number following the state is how many county atlases are currently available). For the purposes of this review, I’ve only listed the number of county atlases available for each state in most cases. However, In this issue, I have broken Nebraska down to the county level, and given direct links to each of the 12 Nebraska Atlases currently available.

==================================================

MORE GENEALOGY NEWS

  • New Databases at The Original Record in 2011
  • Swiss Court Orders Google to Manually Blur Street View Images
  • 14M New Records from Belgium, Canada, Chile, England, Netherlands, Slovakia, S Africa, & the U.S. (OH, VT, & WI)
  • 1911 Census Records for Scotland Go Online for the First Time
  • Offspring of the Same Gender are a Key Determinant for Continued Reproduction in Families
  • Call For Papers for the April 14, 2012 Iowa Genealogical Society Spring Technology Conference
  • APG Members to Educate Conference Goers on How to Hire a Professional Genealogist and How to Become a Professional Genealogist
  • New Free Records Online for Czech Republic, France, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain & USA at FamilySearch.org
  • When Was Joan Crawford Born? – It’s Multiple Choice
  • Australian Premier Candidates Have Fascinating Ancestry
  • Irish Americans Sharing President Obama’s Irish Ancestry
  • Multiplex Genotyping System for Efficient Inference of Matrilineal Genetic Ancestry with Continental Resolution
  • Genealogy the Easy Way, by Tom Fiske
  • ==================================================

    THE FOLLOWING ABBREVIATED REVIEWS HAVE BEEN PRINTED IN EARLIER NEWSLETTERS

    THE HIDDEN HALF OF THE FAMILY: A SOURCEBOOK FOR WOMEN’S GENEALOGY; by Christina K. Schaefer; Published 1999, Reprinted, 2008; 310 pp

    By law and by custom, women’s individual identities have been subsumed by those of their husbands. For centuries women were not allowed to own real estate in their own name, sign a deed, devise a will, or enter into contracts, and even their citizenship and their position as head of household have been in doubt. Finding women in traditional genealogical record sources, therefore, presents the researcher with a unique challenge, for census records, wills, land records, pension records–the conventional sources of genealogical identification–all have to be viewed in a different perspective if we are to establish the genealogical identity of our female ancestors.

    The bulk of this absorbing reference work deals with the individual states, showing how their laws, records, and resources can be used in determining female identity. Each state section begins with a time line of events, i.e. important dates in the state’s history, following which is a detailed listing of eight key categories of information:
    (1) Marriage and Divorce (marriage and divorce laws and where to find marriage and divorce records);
    (2) Property and Inheritance (women’s legal status in a state as reflected in statute law, code, and legislative acts);
    (3) Suffrage (information as to when any voting rights were granted prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920);
    (4) Citizenship (dates when residents of an area became U.S. citizens);
    (5) Census Information (special notes on searching federal, state, and territorial enumerations);
    (6) Other (information on welfare, pensions, and other laws affecting women);
    (7) Bibliography (books and articles relating to women in the state, historical and biographical sources, and publications regarding legal history and jurisprudence); and
    (8) Selected Resources for Women’s History (addresses of state archives, historical societies, and libraries; women’s studies programs, women’s history programs);
    (9) and more.

    This engrossing new work is as amazing as it is informative: amazing because it shows how women have been written out of genealogical history; informative because it demonstrates how their identities can be recovered. This is a new and promising path in genealogy, suggesting fruitful avenues of research and many new possibilities.

    The Hidden Half of the Family is available at Family Roots Publishing, at 5% off with FREE Shipping through Midnight MST April 19, 2011.

    ==================================================

    THE GENEALOGISTS GOOGLE TOOLBOX, by Lisa Louise Cook; 2011, Soft Cover; 209 pp; 8.5×11

    This new book on using Google for genealogy is an excellent volume. Lisa is known for her Genealogy Gems podcast website, and had become a popular speaker on the lecture circuit during the last couple of years. She lectured on using Google Earth at RootsTech, which was very well received.

    According to Lisa, this volume is “right up to date,” giving the latest information about using the features of Google. This is a great guidebook, in that it’s heavily illustrated and geared toward showing the genealogist how to use many of the free online “tools” that Google has made available to us. The use of the “tools” is laid out in a step-by-step manner that anyone can follow. The first 5 chapters all deal with Google’s Search abilities, followed by chapters on Google Alerts, Gmail, iGoogle, Books, News Timeline, Translation, YouTube & Video, Google Earth (in all its glory!), Family History Tour Maps, and an amazing “How to” index at the back.

    Following is a list of the chapters found in the volume: Introduction; Caffeine & Search Options Column; Basic & Advanced Search; Search Strategies for High-Quality Results; Site Search & Resurrecting Web Sites; Image Search; Google Alerts; Gmail; iGoogle – Your Personal Genealogy Home Page; Google Books; Google News Timeline; Google Translate & Translation Toolkit; YouTube & Google Video; Google Earth Overview; Google Earth – Ancestral Homes & Locations; Google Earth – Organizing, Naming & Sharing; Google Earth – Historic Maps & Images; Google Earth – Plotting Your Ancestor’s Homestead; Google Earth – Fun with Images & Video; Family History Tour Maps; and Find it Quick: The “How To” Index.

    I like the guidebook, and recommend it to anyone who wants to get more use of the online “tools” available to them.

    The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $25.00. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

    ==================================================

    DATING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS 1840-1929 on CD-ROM; pdf format; auto-run under Windows; manual start on Mac; 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; the 1850s; 1860-1864; 1865-1869; 1870-1874; 1875-1879; 1880-1884; 1885-1889; 1890-1894; 1895-1899; 1900-1904; 1905-1909; 1910-1914; 1915-1919; 1920-1924; 1925-1929; Unusual photos ; and Hand Colored. 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, April 19, 2011, 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, April 19, 2011, 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

    ==================================================

    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, Retouching, Hand Coloring, Crayon Portraits, Photo Editing, Watch out for copies, Noticing the Details, Photographer’s Imprint, Clothing, Women, Bodices, Sleeves, Accessories, Hats and Bonnets, Women’s Hair, Men, Coats, Ties, Vests, Men’s Hair, Children, Occupational Clothing, Ethnic Dress, Special Occasions, Oddities in the Collection, A Case Study, Caring for Your Photographs, Safe Handling Techniques,and Space Considerations.

    The book goes on to graphically show photographs of the following eras: The 1840s, the 1850s, 1860-1864, 1865-1869, 1870-1874, 1875-1879, 1880-1884, 1885-1889, 1890-1894, 1895-1899 – pages 55-60, 1900-1904, 1905-1909, 1910-1914, 1915-1919, 1920-1924; 1925-1929, Unusual photos, and Hand colored. 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, April 19, 2011, 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, April 19, 2011, 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

    ==================================================

    CHASING WOMEN – FINDING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS – Webinar on CD-ROM – A webinar on CD-ROM by this column’s author, Leland K. Meitzler

    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.

    Features
    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. The CD runs under Windows XP or higher.

    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, April 19, 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

    ==================================================

    GOOGLE FOR GENEALOGISTS – Webinar on CD-ROM – presented by Thomas MacEntee

    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. One hour 28 minutes. Plus a link to download the 4 pages of printable and clickable links in the handouts. It runs under Windows XP or higher.

    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, April 19, 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

    ==================================================

    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.

    The German Research Companion is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $27.44. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

    ==================================================

    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.

    Sto Lot: A Modern Guide to Polish Genealogy is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $27.44. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

    ==================================================

    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.

    Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy – Region of Sicily is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $48.95. Purchase before Midnight MDT April 19, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

    ==================================================

    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.

    ONLY $9.95 at the Family Roots Publishing website!

    ==================================================

    GOOGLE YOUR FAMILY TREE – UNLOCK THE HIDDEN POWER OF GOOGLE, by Daniel M. Lynch

    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.
    Google Your Family Tree is available at the FRPC website, and can be purchased with FREE SHIPPING within the United States through Tuesday, April 19, 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, April 19, 2011, will be shipped FREE. Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees.

    ==================================================

    MAP GUIDE TO AMERICAN MIGRATION ROUTES, 1735-1815; by William Dollarhide

    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.

    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, April 19, 2011. All new orders for U.S.A. delivery over $25 placed at the FRPC online genealogy bookstore before Midnight MDT on Tuesday, April 19, will be shipped FREE. Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees.

    ==================================================

    GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA – ONLINE AND PUBLISHED MILITARY OR CIVILIAN NAME LISTS, 1861-1869 & POST-CIVIL WAR VETERAN LISTS; by William Dollarhide; 2009; Soft Cover, Perfect Bound; 8.5×11; 203 pp; Item # FR0113

    Most genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. This volume by William Dollarhide identifies the places to look and documents to be found for ancestors during the decade, 1861-1869, as well as post-war veterans. The book is laid out first by nation-wide name lists and then by state listings in alphabetical order.

    The various records are laid out in chronological order, complete with the Family History Library book or film numbers in most cases. Hundreds of online resources are also listed. All statewide lists are arranged alphabetically by state, and are then in chronological order. If you have Civil War era ancestors, this volume is sure to be of help in your research. It’s guaranteed to identify sources of information that you most likely never knew existed!

    Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era is available at the FRPC website, and can be purchased with FREE SHIPPING within the United States through Tuesday, April 19, 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, April 19, 2011, will be shipped FREE. Sorry, orders shipping to Canada and other countries have the normal shipping fees.

    ==================================================

    GOOGLE EARTH FOR GENEALOGY – A Tutorial DVD Instructional Video; by Lisa Louise Cooke; 72 Minutes; 2010; Item # Lu02

    This 72-minute DVD tutorial video is made up of 7 video lessons, all taught by Lisa Louise Cooke, the producer and host of the internationally popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show.

    Google Earth has the power to geographically document our ancestor’s lives. It’s one of the most exciting online genealogical tools now available. Best of all, it’s FREE!

    In this step-by-step tutorial series, the user will learn how to: Download & Use Google Earth; Identify Old Photos; Explore Church Record Origins; Plot Ancestor Homesteads; Create Historic Map Overlays; and Save & Share Images.

    Using this DVD, I learned what would have otherwise taken me days of experimentation. Lisa opened up new vistas in genealogy for me. The experience was even better than hearing her in person at a conference, as I could pause the DVD, go back, or whatever I needed to personally get a full understanding of using Google Earth for genealogy. I recommend this product to everyone! This DVD operates under the Windows PC operating system.

    The Google Earth for Genealogy DVD sells for just for $11.88, and is available at the Family Roots Publishing Company website. 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, April 19, 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

    Also see: Google Earth for Genealogy Vol. II

    ==================================================

    GOOGLE EARTH FOR GENEALOGY VOL. II – A Tutorial DVD Instructional Video; by Lisa Louise Cooke; 95 Minutes; 2010; Item # Lu03

    This 95-minute DVD tutorial video is made up of 7 video lessons, all thought by Lisa Louise Cooke, the producer and host of the internationally popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show. In this second installment of Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, Lisa shows us how to take the next exciting steps in using the Google Earth Program.

    Google Earth has the power to geographically document your ancestor’s lives, and much more. It’s one of the most exciting online genealogical tools now available. Best of all, it’s FREE!

    In Vol. II of this step-by-step tutorial series, the user will learn how to: Pinpoint Property; Locate Original Land Surveys; Customize Place Marks; Create and Share Family History Tours; Add Video to Maps; Incorporate 3D Models; and Add Focus with Polygons and Paths. Also found on the DVD are links to 10 websites that work hand-in-hand with Google Earth to allow us to get the most genealogical use out of Google Earth.

    As with Volume I of this DVD series, using this DVD, I learned what would have otherwise taken me days of experimentation. Lisa continued to open up new vistas in genealogy for me. The experience was even better than hearing her in person at a conference, as I could pause the DVD, go back, or whatever I needed to personally get a full understanding of using Google Earth for genealogy. Again, I recommend this product to everyone! This DVD operates under the Windows PC operating system.

    The Google Earth for Genealogy, Vol. II DVD sells for just for $11.88, and is available at the Family Roots Publishing Company website. 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, April 19, 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

    Also see: Google Earth for Genealogy Vol. I

    ==================================================

    MORE ESSENTIAL BOOKS FROM FAMILY ROOTS PUBLISHING COMPANY

    ==================================================

    FAMILY ROOTS PUBLISHING CO., LLC IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXHIBIT AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS in 2011 & 2012:

    ==================================================

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    I’ve subscribed to all the Ancestry.com databases for years and to Footnote.com for the past couple of years. My Ancestry.com subscription renewed 3/1/11 for $299.40. I received an email today that Footnote.com would renew 3/30/11 for the discounted rate of $59.95 for continuing members (in lieu of the usual $79.95 rate). I found the discussion at http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.ancestry.ancsite/11094.1.2.2.1.1/mb.ashx that people had been sent notices around 12/1/10 about adding Footnote.com to their Ancestry.com subscriptions for $39.95. I never received such a notice. I called Ancestry.com and was advised that they planned to run the two subscriptions separately and that I would need to call Footnote.com to ask about subscriptions. I called Footnote.com (1-800-613-0181) and was advised that I probably did not receive an email because I already subscribed to Footnote.com but that I was eligible for the discounted Footnote.com annual subscription rate of $39.95 per year. I then renewed my Footnote.com subscription over the phone for the $39.95 rate. Please use your blog and newsletters to share this information with others who subscribe to both Ancestry.com and Footnote.com. Thank you. I enjoy reading your blog and newsletters and previously enjoyed your magazines. Susan Miller Wheaton, IL

    ===========

    I found out accidently, after lots of frustration, that it is possible to access the “old” format Family Search with this address:
    familysearch.org/eng/library/fhl/frameset_library.asp — If problems continue, this might help your readers. Jean.

    ==================================================

    THINKING OF GOING TO SALT LAKE CITY?

    If you’re considering a research trip at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City NOW IS A GREAT TIME! The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Family History Library is offering special genealogy discounts for April and May 2011. Your discount will depend on the dates you reserve. They offer microwaves and refrigerators in every room, a full service restaurant, complimentary wireless hi-speed internet and a complimentary airport shuttle. Call them at 800-366-3684 or e-mail at admin@plaza-hotel.com and mention the Genealogy Newsline to receive your discount rate.

    ==================================================

    CHECK OUT AREA-INFO.NET

    I’ve just begun writing a genealogy column for a new website entitled Area-Info.net. The column is owned by my friends, Lee Everton and John Hardy. It’s set up so that you write the local news – including obituaries, family info, and such. As Lee says, “It’s about the people.” I think the site is a great idea. Check it out.

    ==================================================

    FAMILY CHRONICLE MAGAZINE
    I write for Family Chronicle, a delightful genealogy magazine that I recommend to everyone. For more information about the publication and to download a free issue, click here.

    ==================================================

    CHECK OUT GENEALOGYBLOG.COM

    I blog at GenealogyBlog.com, which I’ve been doing since 2004. I invite you to check it out.

    ==================================================

    To SUBSCRIBE – If you received this Newsline directly from Family Roots Publishing Company, do nothing. You are already subscribed. If not, to subscribe to the Genealogy Newline, Enter your email address in the box titled “Signup – Free Genealogy Newsletter” found on the upper left hand corner of the Family Roots Publishing Company website, just under the Family Roots Publishing logo.

    You may UNSUBSCRIBE to the Genealogy Newsline by just clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the lower left hand corner of this Newsline If you are getting more than one Genealogy Newsline, just click the link to unsubscribe to the duplicates.

    If you are getting DUPLICATE COPIES OF THE Genealogy Newsline, click on “UNSUBSCRIBE” as is described in the above paragraph in the unwanted Genealogy Newsline copies. This will normally only happen if we have more than one active email address for a subscriber.

    I hope that you find the Genealogy Newsline useful, and informative. I will do all I can to make it just that. If you like it, please tell your friends.

    Leland K. Meitzler, Editor
    Leland@familyrootspublishing.com
    Twitter @Lmeitzler

    ABOUT GENEALOGY NEWSLINE
    The Genealogy Newsline is sponsored by GenealogyBlog.com and is a weekly publication of Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC, PO Box 830, Bountiful, Utah 84011. Additional Supplements are possible, but will not be published regularly. Genealogy Newsline is edited by Leland K. Meitzler. Guest articles are welcome, with acceptance wholly dependent on space available, quality of the writing, my personal interest in the subject, and interest to the genealogical community as a whole. Genealogy and history related books, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and software for review should be sent to the above address.

    GENEALOGY NEWSLINE ARCHIVE
    Click Here to find back issues of the Genealogy Newsline archived at GenealogyBlog.com.

    CHANGING A PASSWORD
    To change your password, go to the Family Roots Publishing website: http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/ On the left hand side is a column where you will find the word CONTENTS. A ways further down you will the words CHANGE PASSWORD and LOGIN. Log in first using your current password, then click on CHANGE PASSWORD. Type your old password, then your new password twice. Click on UPDATE. That will do it.

    LELAND K. MEITZLER BIOGRAPHY
    Mr. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985. Mr. Meitzler worked as Managing Editor for Heritage Quest Magazine from 1985 through 2005, and held the same position with Everton Publishers, editing The Genealogical Helper, from 2006 until February of 2009. He is the now co-owner of Family Roots Publishing Company, LLC, and writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com. Meitzler conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, now in its 27th year. With over 2000 lectures to his credit, his programs are always motivational and informative. He may be contacted at Leland@familyrootspublishing.com

    COPYRIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
    Copyright 2011 Family Roots Publishing, LLC

    Although copyrighted by FRPC, readers may share the Genealogy Newsline with their friends by forwarding this email. Readers may also reproduce portions (not the entirety!) of the Genealogy Newsline in their own publications, newsletters, blogs, etc., with my permission, as long as full attribution is given as to where the information came from, in the following format please: From Genealogy Newsline Vol 1 #2, Tuesday, January 18, 2011; a publication of Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC – www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com

    Permissions can be obtained by simply emailing me at: Leland@FamilyRootsPublishing.com. Any reasonable request will most likely be granted immediately.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.