Genealogy Newsline Vol. 1 # 9

Genealogy Newsline – Vol 1 # 9 – Apr 20, 2011
Edited by Leland K. Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC

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CONTENTS OF THIS GENEALOGY NEWSLINE

Why Did I Receive This Genealogy Newsline?

Partly Personal – page 2

Free USA Shipping on Purchases of $25 or more at FRPC through May 3, 2011

Genealogical Helper Found at World Vital Records

New USA Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

Thinking of Going to Salt Lake City?

New USA State Census Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

Mocavo.com Adds Thousands of Sites to Its Search Capability – Including Genealogy Blogs – page 3

The Daily Genealogy Transcriber

140 FREE Online Genealogy Courses at FamilySearch.org

Book Reviews & Announcements – page 4

  • 200 Years of Census Taking
  • Address Book For Germanic Genealogy
  • Paper Trees – genealogical clip-art
  • Quicksheet – Citing Online Historical Sources – Evidence! Style
  • The Genealogist’s Internet
  • Getting Started in Genealogy Online

More Genealogy News – page 6

Books Reviewed in Previous Genealogy Newslines – page 6

Links to Categories at the Family Roots Publishing Co. website – page 8

Events where Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC Will Exhibit in 2011 – page 9

Going to Salt Lake City?

Check out Area-Info.net

Subscribe/Unsubscribe

About the Genealogy Newsline

The Genealogy Newsline Archive

Changing a Password

Leland K. Meitzler Biography

Copyrights & Permissions

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PARTLY PERSONAL

We had a bit too much excitement this last weekend. On Sunday, family and friends came over to our home here in Bountiful to celebrate my birthday, which had actually taken place several days before. It had been decided to make pizza to feed everyone, and Patty proceeded to head up a pizza-making crew. In the process, she grabbed hold of a cheese slicer and proceeded to slice 3 fingers very neatly. Needless to say, she was off to the hospital where she got 9 stitches in her two of her fingers on her right hand. When she finally got home 3 hours later, we ate nearly all of the 8 pizzas that were made. My son, Lee, and a friend, had finished them up and baked them while Patty was at the hospital. Patty’s fingers are helping well, but it made it difficult to wield a red pen (she’s an editor) for a few days.

We’ve extended the FREE SHIPPING offer at FRPC through May 3. The promotion has been very successful, and we figure it can’t hurt to continue to run it until Dale and I leave for the NGS Conference in South Carolina. We plan to leave on the fourth.

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FREE USA SHIPPING ON ALL $25 OR MORE PURCHASES OF BOOKS AND SUPPLIES ORDERED AT THE FAMILY ROOTS PUBLISHING WEBSITE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY,May 3, 2011.

Buy $25 or more in books, charts, forms, or supplies at the Family Roots Publishing Co. online bookstore before Midnight MDT May 3, 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! We post new books nearly every day

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GENEALOGICAL HELPER FOUND AT WORLD VITAL RECORDS

Most folks know that I worked for Everton Publishers as their managing editor from 2006 until February of 2009. I’m often asked about back issues of the Genealogical Helper, which was my baby during that time period. I’m pleased to be able to refer most folks to the World Vital Records website for many of the back issues. Posted at the site are the magazine running from 1947 through 1989, as well as copies from 2004, 2005, and January of 2006. The issues are name indexed with 4,164,002 searchable names now accessible.

Since World Vital Records is a subscription database, you must have a membership to access the issue. WVR subscribers can access the Everton’s Genealogical Helper Magazines by going to the World Vital Records website, click on “View All Databases,” Click on the letter E, scroll down to Everton’s Genealogical Helper, and click on the link. You can then search the database, or browse by issue date.

World Vital Records has an April special running whereby anyone can purchase an annual subscription for just $39.95 (reg. $119). That’s a good deal, as the site has thousands of great databases posted. Click on the link below to check it out.


Note that the magazines for the time period during which I worked for Everton’s are not included in the above. However, as of today all the issues that I edited are still in print and available at the FRPC website, in the Periodicals/Everton’s Genealogical Helper category.

I have an affiliate relationship with World Vital Records, and have for many years. They even post my data at their site.

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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

Indiana Marriages 1811-1958 – Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 1959. This collection includes searchable index data for marriage returns and licenses from the following counties: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, De Kalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Franklin, Harrison, Henry, Huntington, Marshall, Ohio, Owen, Rush, and Sullivan. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers. Currently this collection is 41% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 1,123,108 Records as of 18 Apr 2011 – Over 114,000 records have been added since December!

Mississippi, Tippah County Records 1863-1923 – Imaged Records – not indexed yet – This collection includes Probate Records dating from 1868 through 1923, from the Tippah County Clerk in Ripley, Mississippi. – Browse through 55,910 images as of 19 Apr 2011.

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

Births & Christenings

Marriages

Deaths, and Probates

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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.

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NEW STATE CENSUS RECORDS DATABASES AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

New York State Census 1892 – Digitized and indexed – Name index and images of the population schedule from the New York census taken in 1892. This state census is an every-name index to the state’s inhabitants as of February 16, 1892. The collection includes 40 counties. Population schedules for the following counties are missing or lost: Chenango, Columbia, Franklin, Fulton, Jefferson, Livingston, New York (the Bronx and Manhattan), Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Richmond, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, and Wyoming – 3,766,108 records as of 20 Apr 2011

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THE SALT LAKE CHRISTMAS TOUR

The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for having the highest ratio of consulting professional genealogists per attendee of any research tour to the Family History Library. Over 20 classes are offered during the week, as well as 6 days of professionally assisted research. Thomas MacEntee will also be 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

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MOCAVO.COM ADDS THOUSANDS OF SITES TO ITS SEARCH CAPABILITY, INCLUDING GENEALOGY BLOGS

I wrote about Mocavo.com a few weeks ago when I had a brick-wall breakthrough. Now I see that Cliff Shaw has added the genealogy blogs, as well as other genealogist-suggested sites to be searched by his genealogy search engine. Following is a I received a day or two ago.

Mocavo.com™ (http://www.mocavo.com), the world’s largest free search engine geared toward genealogists, announced the addition of thousands of new sites today. The new content added to Mocavo.com includes more than 3,000 genealogy blogs and thousands of sites submitted by users over the past month, including some new content for Irish and UK researchers.

A very small sampling of the sites now searchable on Mocavo.com:

Users can submit suggestions for new sites to be added at http://www.mocavo.com/suggest. New additions and updates to Mocavo.com will now occur more frequently.

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THE DAILY TRANSCRIBER

The Daily Genealogy Transcriber is a site owned by my friend, Michael John Neill, where every day a new handwriting sample is posted. The sample is usually a signature. Readers can guess at the interpretation. Michael says that he usually knows the answer. He waits at least 24 hours before posting the answer.

All submissions have to be approved to cut down on spam, but all guesses are usually posted.

Old images, with guesses and answers, are left up which makes for interesting reading. Seeing how others read a name gives additional insight into indexers and indexing errors.

Click here to check out the Daily Genealogy Transcriber.

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140 FREE ONLINE GENEALOGY RESEARCH COURSES AVAILABLE FROM FAMILYSEARCH

I just received this news release from FamilySearch, and this is so great that I decided to print the release just as I got it. GREAT NEWS!

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Ever found yourself researching your family tree and discovering a new branch that extended to another country—and you are not familiar with that country’s records or language? Or perhaps you are a fan of the popular reality show Who Do You Think You Are? and wonder, “How do the producers know what public records to search to find all of those cool stories about that celebrity’s ancestors?” Maybe you’d like to learn more about how to do your family history research but don’t think you can afford to take a class. Thousands of individuals are now satisfying many of those needs through FamilySearch’s growing collection of free online genealogy courses.

In just one year, the number of free FamilySearch courses has grown to over 140—and new courses are added monthly. Most recently, over 25 courses were added for Australia, England, Germany, and the U.S. Additional courses were added that focus on basic tools and techniques for anyone just getting started in family history research, as well as courses for intermediate and advanced researchers.

“The goal of the initiative is to educate more people worldwide about how to find their ancestors. We do it by filming theexperts teaching a particular class of interest and then offering free access to that presentation online—complete with the PowerPoint used and anyelectronic handouts that the user can download or print for future reference,” said Candace Turpan, FamilySearch instructional designer.

Turpan’s team films presentations made by its staff from the FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as special guests (the library is frequented by accredited researchers from all over the world). They also travel to industry conferences or other venues where record and research specialists gather. There they film specialists’ presentations and make them available online.

Of course, you don’t have to be into genealogy to find presentations of interest. Fans of The Da Vinci Code or National Treasure might find the Cemetery Art course by Ellen Miller of the Mid-Continent Public Library System in Independence, Missouri, very intriguing and enlightening. Miller’s course teaches about funerary traditions and cemetery iconography. “[Tombstone] practices differ from country to country, culture to culture, and religion to religion. As funeral ceremonies differ, so do the burial practices,” said Miller. Those elements often influence the types of funeral markers and symbols used on headstones, footstones, and tablet stones and can therefore tell important facts about the person they help identify. The key is in understanding the messages behind the symbolism.

FamilySearch uses viewing software that splits the viewing screen (sort of like the picture-in-picture features on some televisions) so the user can watch the video of the presenter while also seeing the PowerPoint presentation. Most courses are 30 minutes in length. You canalso fast forward through the presentation or presentation slides or stop and pick up later where you left off—a luxury you don’t get in the live presentation.

“Maybe you enjoy the thrill of deciphering or reading old records in other languages. FamilySearch also has free courses to help genealogy students understand key words and terms of older foreign alphabets and handwriting, including Gothic,” added Turpin. The intent behind all of these courses is to give people the keys they need to successfully find their elusive ancestors in historic records. “Sometimes they just need a new sleuthing skill or resource. These genealogy courses are perfect for those personal development needs,” concluded Turpin.

Whatever your motivation or objective, bookmark and make regular visits to the growing catalog of free courses at FamilySearch.org.

And if you or someone you know currently teaches a class that would be of value to the genealogy community and wants to share it, find out how online at FamilySearch’s genealogy classes online.

Latest Course Additions:

Australia

  • Australia BDM Civil Registration Index
  • New South Wales Early Church Records 1788–1886
  • Using the New South Wales Birth, Death, Marriage Index

England

  • Getting the Most from the National Archives Website
  • Researching in the British Isles
  • What Is Britain?

Germany

  • My Experiences in German Family Research

Research Principles and Tools

  • Cemetery Art
  • Finding Your Way: Locating and Using Maps in Your Research
  • How to Find More at a Genealogy Library
  • If I’d Only Known: Beginner Genealogy Mistakes
  • Managing Your Family Records on the Internet

United States of America

  • Basic U.S. Military Records with Tiff
  • Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping
  • Colonial Immigration
  • Colonial Land
  • County Histories and Your Family
  • Finding the Slave Generation
  • Locating Ancestors on the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes
  • See You on Sunday! Church Records in Genealogy
  • Some Underused Online Resources
  • U.S. Courthouse Research
  • Welcome to the World of Periodicals

ICAPGen The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists

  • Mentoring Class: Introduction to ICAPGen
  • Mentoring Class: Research Binder
  • Mentoring Class: Evidence Analysis Part II
  • Mentoring Class: Written Exam and Oral Review

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BOOK REVIEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

In this edition of the Genealogy Newsline, I am reviewing 5 books and one Quicksheet.

200 YEARS OF U.S. CENSUS TAKING: POPULATION AND HOUSING QUESTIONS, 1790-1990; by the U.S. Government Printing Office; 108 pp; Paper; ISBN: 0945433727; Item # A0130

We just ran across a case of one of the most useful books ever produced to help in the analyzation of U.S. Federal Census information. This book is made up of census facts of various kinds. But I think the most important items found in the volume are the instructions to the enumerators, as well details about the questions the enumerators of the U.S. federal censuses asked and what those questions meant. What did the census enumerator have in mind when he asked those seemingly simple questions. They were often not as simple as they sounded. A very useful volume, long our of print.

Purchase 200 Years of U.S. Census Taking: Population and Housing Questions, 1790-1990 for just $9.75. 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, May 3, 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

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ADDRESS BOOK FOR GERMANIC GENEALOGY, by Earnest Thode, reprinted 2000; 195 pp; ISBN: 9780806315263; Item # GPC5757

This volume has been around for a few years, but it’s still the best address book for Germanic research that you’ll find. Substantially larger than previous editions, this sixth edition of the Address Book for Germanic Genealogy brings many addresses up to date and adds numerous others, especially municipal archive addresses and the addresses of local European historical and genealogical societies. It is indispensable for genealogical researchers with interests in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other German-speaking areas of central and western Europe.

Beginning with an exhaustive list of addresses in America, followed by an itemization of German and German-area addresses, this edition of the Address Book for Germanic Genealogy refers to nearly 2,000 genealogical and related societies, state and municipal archives, religious organizations, booksellers or importers, foreign information offices, newspapers, religious archives, and professional genealogists in North America, Germany, and elsewhere in the Germanic world.

Address Book for Germanic Genealogy is available at Family Roots Publishing, for only $25 with FREE Shipping through Midnight MST May 3, 2011.

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PAPER TREES – GENEALOGICAL CLIP ART, by Tony Matthews, 100 pg; Paperback; ISBN 978-0-8063160-7-9; 1999; Item GPC3832

Paper Trees is a unique collection of hand-drawn family trees and charts which you can fill in and color by yourself. All of these beautiful designs are original, drawn by my friend, Tony Matthews. In this book, they are available as clip-art for use as cards, announcements, book covers, section dividers, reunion T-shirts and mugs, newsletter designs, research aids, or for any of a thousand other things.

Filled in by hand, calligraphy, or type, and hand-colored in pen or paint, each of these family trees is guaranteed to be unique, and each illustration – whether elegant, whimsical, or just plain folksy–is a joyful celebration of your family. Uses for it are limited only by your imagination.

The family trees and charts can also be scanned, digitized, and added to your computer produced projects using one of various programs, including Photoshop.

You can photo-reduce the family trees for use as note cards and stationery, or you can enlarge them to show family detail at its optimum. Remember that each of these family trees is an ancestral tree. The tree starts with you, and each generation back doubles in size, showing two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, etc.

You’ll have a great time with these illustrations, and you can pass them on finished or unfinished, to be treasured as keepsakes or to be embellished and completed by others.

Purchase Paper Trees – genealogical clip art for just $18.57. 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, May 3, 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

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QUICKSHEET – CITING ONLINE HISTORICAL RESOURCES – EVIDENCE! STYLE – First Revised Edition; by Elizabeth Shown Mills; Published 2007; 4 pp folded sheet, 8.5×11; laminated; ISBN: 9780806317762; Item # GPC3849

This First Revised Edition has updated sample citations and style changes.

Elizabeth Mills’s QuickSheet provides a template for citing historical sources on the Internet. It also lays down rules to help you judge the reliability of these sources.

Published in the form of a laminated folder, the QuickSheet contains a series of sample citations showing the correct way to identify online sources such as databases, census images, and digital books and articles.

Based on the premise that online sources are publications that have the same characteristics as printed publications, it provides rules and models for common record types such as passenger lists, vital records, and newspapers. Since a website is the online equivalent of a book, the QuickSheet shows you how to cite author/creator/owner of a website, title of the website, place (URL), date posted, and so forth.

Convenient for desktop use at home or in the library, the QuickSheet answers all those niggling questions left unanswered by the standard citation guides; it is also a perfect companion to the classic citation manual Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian.

Purchase Quicksheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style – First Revised Edition for just $7.95. 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, May 3, 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

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THE GENEALOGIST’S INTERNET, 4th Edition, New and Expanded, by Peter Christian; 384 pg; Paperback; 6.25×9.25; ISBN: 978-1-905615-39-1; 2009; Item TNA11

Fully updated, expanded 4th edition of a bestselling classic – the insider’s guide to researching family history online

This bestselling British guide explores the major sources of data available to family historians online and highlights the most useful directories and gateways. Suitable for those starting out and for experienced researchers, The Genealogist’s Internet features fully updated URLs and all the recent developments online in areas such as British births, marriages and deaths indexes; the expansion in census records and wills online; DNA testing and surname studies; genealogy blogs; changes in search engines; historical maps and photographs. Use it contact others with the same surname or to access the numerous genealogical forums, discussion groups, mailing lists and newsgroups to help in your own research.

This up to the minute 4th edition includes the following:

  • The launch of the 1911 census
  • The expansion of genealogical services, now in the complete range of census indexes and the first official data service for Ireland prospects for the digitization of civil registration
  • The many new projects and datasets on the FamilySearch site
  • New passenger lists and other migration records
  • Digitized out-of-copyright books
  • New ways of putting your family tree online
  • The rise of online sharing: DNA matching, photo sharing, social bookmarking
  • Expanded coverage of occupations and professions

The Genealogist’s Internet is available at Family Roots Publishing, for only $29.35 with FREE Shipping through Midnight MST May 3, 2011.

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GETTING STARTED IN GENEALOGY ONLINE; by William Dollarhide; Published 2006; reprinted 2007; 64 pp; ISBN: 9780806317700; Item # GPC1499

Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE is so basic that it brings the world of Internet genealogy into instant focus. Designed as a beginner’s guide, its 64 pages pack more clout than any 64 pages ever written on the subject of online genealogy. If you ever wanted to trace your family tree online, this book will help you do it. The object of the book is to reduce the process of genealogical research to its most basic elements, enabling the raw beginner to be brought up to speed in no more time than it takes him to read a handful of pages. At the same time, it is a handy resource for the more experienced genealogist, providing in one convenient place the names and web addresses of all essential record repositories.

It begins with a How to Start section outlining a unique seven-step system for gathering facts essential for any genealogical project: interviewing family members, contacting relatives, writing for death records, following up on death records, census searching, name searching, and Family History Library Searching—the building blocks of genealogical research.

A Where to Find More section follows, giving the websites of the most important genealogy look-up sites, lineage-linked sites, genealogical software/GEDCOM sites, and a list of the various branches of the National Archives and their web addresses.

Next there is a comprehensive listing of Genealogy Resource Centers in the States, giving the websites of the most important genealogical collections in libraries, archives, and genealogical societies for all states, followed by a Research Help for the Addicted section, with a listing of research firms, genealogy magazines and newsletters, and the most important genealogy reference books.

At the back of the book are Master Forms used to keep track of the information gathered, including a Family Group Sheet, a Pedigree Chart, and a Family Data Sheet, all designed for making photocopies as needed.

In a world running on information overload, it’s a relief to find all the right stuff in just a handful of pages!

William Dollarhide is the author of over a dozen books on genealogy . Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE is a thoroughly revised and updated version of an earlier book called Genealogy Starter Kit.

Purchase Getting Started in Genealogy Online for just $12.69. 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, May 3, 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

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MORE GENEALOGY NEWS

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IMPORTANT ITEMS REVIEWED IN EARLIER NEWSLETTERS

PHOTOGRAPHS

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.

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 is a winner. If you’re only going to have one book on dating old photos, this is the one to have!

Purchase by midnight MDT May 3, and get Dating Old Photographs on CD-ROM for FREE!

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CIVIL WAR

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

CIVIL WAR IN THE OZARKS, by Phillip W. Steele and Steve Cottrell; 2009; softbound; 5.5×8.25; 160 pp; ISBN: 9781589806702; Item #PP702.

LIFE DURING THE CIVIL WAR; by David A Norris ; 95 pp; Softcover; 2010; 8.5 x 11; ISBN: 978-0-9781592-5-2; Item #: MM001

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MAPS & MIGRATION

MAP GUIDE TO THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS, 1790-1920; by William Dollarhide & William Thorndale; 445 pp; 8.5×11; first published in 1987, reprinted 2009; ISBN: 9780806311883; Item # GPC5786

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses is one of the most popular – and useful books ever printed for genealogists. William Dollarhide and William Thorndale wrote the book over 20 years ago, and it still outsells almost every other genealogy book. It’s also in the top 5 best-selling genealogy books of all time. There is good reason for this distinction. It’s one of the few books that I always have on my desk, near my computer, and my genealogy research materials. Without a doubt, it’s the book I turn to more than any other. And I’m not alone, I have had hundreds of other folks tell me the same thing over the years.

The county has always been used as the basic Federal census unit. Genealogical research in the census, therefore, begins with identifying the correct county jurisdictions. This work shows all U.S. county boundaries from 1790 to 1920. On each of the nearly 400 maps the old county lines are superimposed over the modern ones to highlight the boundary changes at ten-year intervals. Also included are:

  • A history of census growth; .
  • The technical facts about each census;
  • A discussion of census accuracy;
  • An essay on available sources for each state’s old county lines; and
  • A statement with each map indicating which county census lines exist and which are lost.
  • The volume includes an index listing all present-day counties, plus nearly all defunct counties or counties later re-named.

With each map there is data on boundary changes, notes about the census, and locality finding keys. There also are inset maps that clarify territorial lines, a state-by-state bibliography of sources, and an appendix outlining pitfalls in mapping county boundaries. The detail in this work is exhaustive and of such impeccable standards that there is little wonder why this award-winning publication is the number one tool in U.S. census research.

If you were to have only one American genealogy guidebook at your side, The Dollarhide Map Guide would be one to have.

The Map Guide to The U.S. Federal Census 1790-1920 is discounted for this edition of the Newsline and is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $56.95 through May 3. Purchase before Midnight MDT May 3, 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING!

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

GENEALOGISTS’ COUNTY MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

County Map – Rolled is available at Family Roots Publishing for just $25.00. Purchase before Midnight MDT May 3, 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, May 3, 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 GERMAN PARISH REGISTERS (a series), by Kevan M. Hansen

FAMILY MAPS FROM ARPHAX PUBLISHING – U.S.A. LAND OWNERSHIP MAPS:
As posted in Newsline Vol. 1 #8, 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, May 3, 2011.

You may now obtain Land Ownership Atlases for the following states (the number following the state is how many county atlases are currently available).

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NEW YORK

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

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

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

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HOW-TO and GENEALOGY RESOURCE GUIDES & SEMINARS

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

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

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

CENSUS SUBSTITUTES & STATE CENSUS RECORDS, Vol. 1, Eastern States, by William Dollarhide

CENSUS SUBSTITUTES & STATE CENSUS RECORDS, Vol. 2, Western States, by William Dollarhide

RECORDING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY, by William Fletcher

TRUE MIRACLES WITH GENEALOGY: HELP FROM BEYOND THE VEIL; by Ann Bradshaw; 133 pp; 2010, Paper; ISBN: 9781453767115; Item # AB01

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GOOGLE GUIDES & SEMINARS

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

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

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

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GERMAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH

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

Map Guide to German Parish Registers (a series), by Kevan M. Hansen

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IRELAND RESEARCH

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

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ITALY RESEARCH

GUIDE TO THE GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES OF ITALY – REGION OF SICILY by George E. Ott

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POLISH RESEARCH

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

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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.

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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.

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CHECK OUT GENEALOGYBLOG.COM

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

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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

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