Genealogy Newsline Vol. 1 # 11

Genealogy Newsline – Vol 1 # 11 – May 25, 2011
Edited by Leland K. Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC

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CONTENTS OF THIS GENEALOGY NEWSLINE

Partly Personal

Free USA Shipping on Purchases of $25 or more at FRPC through June 6, 2011

Millions of Historic American Civil War Records Go Online at FamilySearch.org

New USA Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

Thinking of Going to Salt Lake City?

Canadian Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

Obituaries and Death Records Provide a Wealth of Family History, by Tom Kemp

Book Reviews & Announcements

  • Military Bounty Land 1776-1855
  • Genealogical Research in Nebraska
  • A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, 2nd Edition
  • Genealogy at a glance – Scottish Genealogy Research
  • Genealogy at a glance – Irish Genealogy Research
  • History for Genealogists
  • Witter’s German-English Primer
  • Kinship Connections Wall Chart
  • Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Alsace-Lorraine V
  • Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Alsace-Lorraine VI

More Genealogy News

Books Reviewed in Previous Genealogy Newslines

Links to Categories at the Family Roots Publishing Co. website

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

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

It has been several weeks since the last Genealogy Newsline. In the mean time, we drove 4,750 miles to Charleston, South Carolina, and back. We attended and exhibited at the annual National Genealogical Society Conference, which was held in South Carolina this year. Family Roots Publishing Company sold books and genealogy supplies at the event. All books that were to be shipped were all posted this last week, so our patrons should have or be getting their items any day now.

Our grandchildren (ages 1 and 2) came to stay with us for several days during the last week. I have a hard time getting any work done while they are here, as I find it easier to get distracted by the kids. Along about midnight a couple nights ago, Robby (age 2) started complaining about something in his ear. It seems that he’d noticed that grandpa (me) put tiny little batteries in his hearing aids, placing them in his ears. So Robby got into grandpa’s stash of batteries, and plugged one into his ear. After no success whatsoever in my attempt to remove the battery, Robby was off to the local hospital for battery removal along about 2 a.m. It’s odd though… When I was a kid, it was beans that we stuffed in our ears. I guess that change has come with the age of technology.

After a 4-day nightmare of the Family Roots Publishing Co. website being down, and not being able to figure out what was wrong with it, we got it up and running again on Monday. I was initially told by our hosting service technical support that they thought our site had been hacked, and someone would be contacting me. Nothing happened, and then the weekend came into play… Then on Monday a different technical support guy told me that no, the site hadn’t been hacked, but that my IP address had been changed and that I would need to point our nameservers toward the new IP address. I had no idea how the IP address was changed, but I now think that the hosting service changed the server on which my website sits, without noting that a new IP address was required. And it took four days to get all this resolved… But it up and running again, so life will go on…

We have a number of exciting new books that were initially announced at the NGS conference, so once again, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $25 or more at FRPC, the promotion to run until midnight, MST on Monday, June 6. See the book reviews below.

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Buy $25 or more in books, charts, forms, or supplies at the Family Roots Publishing Co. online bookstore before Midnight MDT June 6, 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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MILLIONS OF HISTORIC AMERICAN CIVIL WAR RECORDS GO ONLINE AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

SALT LAKE CITY: As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, people who had ancestors involved in the conflict can access millions of historical records recently published on the familysearch.org website. And millions more records are coming, as Civil War volunteers enlist in an epoch online campaign over the next five years to provide access to the highly desirable historic documents.

FamilySearch announced the release of hundreds of millions of online records at the National Genealogical Society conference in Charleston, South Carolina. The collections include service records for both the Confederate and Union armies, pension records, and more. Some of these records have been available for some time but are now being added to familysearch.org/civilwar as part of this project. Here is just a sampling of what is available:

Arizona, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1863

Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929

Civil War Pension Index

Louisiana Confederate Pensions 1898-1950

Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers’ Home Admission Applications

South Carolina Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (NARA M267)

South Carolina Probate 1671-1977

South Carolina Probate Records, Files, and Loose Papers, 1732-1964

United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows

United States, Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904

United States, Union Provost Marshall Files of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866

United States, Union Provost Marshall’s File of Papers Relating to Individual Civilians, 1861-1866

U.S. Civil War Soldiers Index 1855-1865

U.S. Navy Widows’ Certificates, 1861-1910 (NARA M1279)

U.S., Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914

U.S., Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933

Vermont Enrolled Militia, 1861-1867

“These records are significant because nearly every family in the United States at that time was impacted either directly or indirectly by the war,” FamilySearch project manager Ken Nelson said…

Many of the records are specific to the war itself, such as enlistment or pension records. These documents can provide key family data, including age, place of birth, or the name of a spouse. Other collections, such as census records, tell the story of ordinary civilians who lived during that turbulent time. Even a local or state death record far away from the battlefront may contain death information on a soldier that was submitted by a family member back home…

About 10 million of FamilySearch’s Civil War records are already indexed, so they can be easily searched by a specific name. However, there are many more records that need to be indexed, and that’s where FamilySearch indexing volunteers come in. These volunteers view a digital image online of the record and enter in important information such as names, dates, and places.

FamilySearch project manager Jim Ericson said this data will be used to create free searchable indexes that enable people to more easily find records about their Civil War ancestors. “Once these records are indexed and published online, anyone can search for the name of an ancestor and link to a digital image of the original record, if the image is also available online,” Ericson said. “Indexing helps people save time when finding records and enables a more powerful, engaging search experience.” Ericson said that more than 130,000 people helped with other FamilySearch indexing projects in the last year, but more volunteers are needed for the multi-year Civil War era project. “We expect to maintain some focus on indexing records from the U.S. Civil War for the next three or four years to make the collection of Civil War era records extremely robust.”

For those who want to learn more about their Civil War ancestors, there is also additional help on the FamilySearch Research Wiki. This includes information about each regiment that fought in the conflict and records created by each state that participated in the war. There is also information for beginners who are just getting started learning about their ancestors who lived during the Civil War.

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NEW USA VITAL RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

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

Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 – Name index and images of marriage records created by Alabama counties. Records are arranged by county, volume and date. Currently, the following counties are represented in this collection: Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Cleburne, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, St. Clair, and portions of Jefferson. Currently this collection is 13% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. – 216,021 records as of 11 May 2011

Alabama County Probate RecordsImaged documents – Collection of probate records, including case files and other documents created by the Probate Courts of various Alabama counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. This collection covers probate records created 1800-1930, but the content and time period of the records will vary by county. Additional records may be added to this collection. – Incomplete images for Talladega county are now posted – 56,738 images as of 18 May 2011

District of Columbia Deaths 1874-1959 – Name index and images of death records from the District of Columbia. – 103,160 records as of 16 May 2011

Illinois Probate Records 1819-1970Browsable Imaged Records – Images of will books, administrations, journals, inventories, guardian’s records, and order books from various counties in Illinois. The content and time period will vary by county. Illinois created probate courts in 1819. – 427,770 images as of 29 Apr 2011. that’s up over 126,000 images since mid-March.

Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983Digital images from court records at the Register of Wills in Maryland. Includes the following counties: Baltimore City, Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Prince George’s, and Queen Anne’s. This collection is being published as images become available – Browse through 262,109 images as of 11 May 2011 – up over 5000 images since April

Maryland, Probate Estate & Guardianship Files 1796-1940 – Name index and images of probate estate files from the Register of Wills office in the county courthouse. Currently, the following counties are represented in this collection: Caroline (1838-1940), Cecil (1851-1940), Kent (1749-1940), Prince George’s (1796-1940), and Queen Anne’s (1833-1940), and portions of Calvert (1882-1940) – 27,021 Records and 759,581 images as of 16 May 2011 – up over 6400 records since 22 March. Kent county has been added during that time.

Michigan County Marriages, 1820-1935Images of marriage registers and certificates from county records. This collection does not include the following counties: Alger, Alpena, Barry, Eaton, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Kent, Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Schoolcraft, and Shiawassee. – 292,239 images as of 10 May 2011

Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916 – Name index of municipal death records in St. Paul (Ramsey County) and Minneapolis (Hennepin County), Minnesota. The collection includes death registers, mortuary records, and death certificates. – 383,230 Records as of 4 May 2011

Mississippi, Tippah County Records 1836-1923Imaged records – This collection includes Probate Records dating from 1868 through 1923, from the Tippah County Clerk in Ripley, Mississippi. – The images include an index to probates, as well as images of case files #0002 through 2,370. Browse through 115,097 images as of 11 May 2011 – up over 40,000 images since 24 April.

New York Orange County Probate Records 1787-1938Images of probate records and estate files from the Orange County Surrogate’s Court in Goshen, New York. At this time this collection does not have a name index or any finding aid. – 59,885 images as of 18 May 2011

New York Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921Images of probate records and proceedings from the Queens County Surrogate’s Court in Jamaica, New York. – 34,382 images as of 13 May 2011

South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 – Imaged documents – This collection includes wills, records of estates and guardianships recorded by the counties of South Carolina. Most of the records fall between the mid-1800s through 1930. – 652,415 images as of 9 May 2011

South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977Imaged documents – This collection includes wills, records of estates and guardianships recorded by the counties of South Carolina. Although the inclusive dates span a larger year range, most of the records fall between the year 1800 through 1930. – 222,656 images as of 9 May 2011

Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 – Name index and images of Tennessee county marriage records acquired from local courthouses. Records include marriage registers, marriage licenses, marriage bonds, and marriage certificates from the following counties: Carroll, Cheatham, Cocke, Grainger and Greene. Currently this collection is 5% complete. Records consist of packets, with multiple documents per packet. – 243,460 records as of 10 May 2011 – up over 219,000 records since November.

Virginia Births & Christenings, 1853-1917 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Virginia. 1,422.855 records as of 2 May 2011.

Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records 1833-2006Imaged documents – Cemetery records for several cemeteries in Danville, Virginia. Records include indexes, burial records, deed books, and plot books. Although the collection contains information on individuals buried, 1833-2006, coverage will vary between cemeteries. 4,093 images as of 16 May 2011

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

Births & Christenings

Marriages

Deaths, and Probates

Canadian Vital Records

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CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH

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

New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938 – Index and Images of death records – 172,406 Records from 177,815 images as of 5 May 2011 – up over 92,000 records since posted in December of 2010

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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 June and July 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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OBITUARIES & DEATH RECORDS PROVIDE A WEALTH OF FAMILY HISTORY

The following article is by my friend, Tom Kemp.

“Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar, all who love obits stand up and holler!”

That is probably not the way you heard that cheer in school, but genealogists sure do love obituaries. Obituaries and death notices provide a wealth of valuable information—not only about the person who died, but most contain references to other family members that can lead your family research into new, and sometimes unexpected, directions.

Here is a good example of how useful and informative, not to mention interesting, obituaries can be. I came across this obituary for Louise Cloutier (1789-1889).

“Obituary. Louise Cloutier”

“Mrs. Louise Cloutier, whose death was reported in The Inter Ocean of yesterday, was on of the oldest women in Chicago. She died at the residence of her son, Peter Cloutier, No. 606 Forty-third street, and will be buried from that number this morning at 10 O’clock to St. John the Baptist Church, thence to Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Deceased was born at Deschaubeau, Canada.” Included was a woodcut engraving of Mrs. Cloutier.

It was published in the November 13, 1889, issue of the Daily Inter-Ocean newspaper. Born in Canada in 1789, Louise lived a remarkably long life (especially for her times!), not dying until 100 years later in Chicago.

What information and clues do we get from this obituary?

  1. Name
  2. Place and year of birth
  3. Name of the cemetery
  4. Date and place of the funeral and burial
  5. Names of her three living children, where they lived, and their position in the family’s birth order
  6. Names of the towns where she had lived and how long she lived in each one
  7. Age of husband at his death and how long ago that was
  8. Details on the longevity of her father (110 years) and grandfather (90 years)
  9. Count of her descendants, by generation
  10. Best of all: her picture as rendered in a wood-cut engraving!

Remember, newspapers contain a treasure trove of obituaries. As this story illustrates, newspapers are an essential tool for documenting American family histories.

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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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BOOK REVIEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

In this edition of the Genealogy Newsline, I am reviewing 7 books, one chart and two Genealogy at a glance.

MILITARY BOUNTY LAND 1776-1855, by Christine Rose, was published in March. The 176 page book is without a doubt one of the best genealogical research guides published this year.

Bounty land was often awarded to those who served in American wars, starting with the American Revolution in 1776, with the last act passed in 1855. Millions of acres of land were awarded by the government for service to the country. A plethora of records were generated, many of them providing important family information which genealogists can use to fill out the family story. This fantastic new guidebook details what records are available, and how to locate and use them. The volume also includes an appendix of the laws and subsequent acts which generated the awards of public land.

The following is from the book’s Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 The Revolution: Federal Bounty

AN INCENTIVE TO JOIN

  • Responsibilities For Issuing Warrants
  • Federal Offices Handling Claims

THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING LAND
LOCATION OF FEDERAL LANDS

  • 1785 Land Ordinance
  • 1787 Northwest Ordinance
  • Two Planned Military Tracts Abandoned
  • Seven Ranges Survey
  • The Ohio Company Associates
  • Collection at the Ohio Historical Society
  • The Symmes Purchases (The Miami Purchase)
  • United States Military District (USMD)
  • Distribution of Lands in the USMD

THE APPLICATION FILES

  • NARA’s M804 Applications
  • Descriptive Pamphlets
  • Officers
  • Finding Aids for M804

ISSUING OF WARRANTS

  • NARA’s M829 Warrants
  • Scrip Act: Continental Line and Virginia State Line
  • Scrip Records of Virginia Warrants

FINDING AIDS: REVOUTIONARY WAR

  • RG49 – Land Entry
  • Smith’s Federal Land Series
  • Preliminary Inventory 22
  • The Trans-Mississippi West 1804-1912
  • Research in the Land Entry Files of the General Land Office
  • The Official Ohio Lands Book

RELATED RECORDS

  • Ohio Historical Society Library
  • Other Revolutionary War Warrants
  • Treasury Certificates
  • Canadian Refugee Warrants 1802-11
  • Points to Remember in this Chapter

Chapter 2: Revolutionary War: Virginia

UNDERSTANDING SOME BASICS

  • Process of Claims

MILITARY CERTIFICATES

  • Military Certificates at the Library of Virginia

LOCATING THE WARRANTS

  • Virginia Warrants in Kentucky
  • South of the Green River
  • The Jackson Purchase
  • Virginia Military District in Ohio (VMD)

VIRGINIA’S WARRANT FILES

  • National Archives Series of Virginia Warrants
  • Kendrick Cases
  • Virginia Resolution Warrants
  • Richard Clough Anderson Papers
  • George Rogers Clark Bounty Land Tract

FINDING AIDS

  • Smith’s Federal Land Series
  • Other Collections
  • Points to Remember in this Chapter

Chapter 3: Revolutionary State Bounty

GEORGIA

  • Georgia’s Process
  • Finding Aids

MARYLAND

  • Finding Aids

MASSACHUSETTS/MAINE

  • Finding Aids

NEW YORK

  • Finding Aids

NORTH CAROLINA/TENNESSEE

  • Finding Aids

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Other Pennsylvania Records
  • Finding Aids

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Finding Aids
  • Points to Remember in this Chapter

Chapter 4: War of 1812 Bounty Land

THE ACTS
LOCATING THE WARRANT

  • War of 1812 Military Tracts
  • Act of 1842 Lifts Restriction of Locations
  • Act of 1852 Removes Restriction on Assignment
  • Opening of Tracts
  • Michigan Tract
  • Illinois Tract
  • Finding Aids
  • Arkansas Tract
  • Finding Aids
  • Missouri Tract
  • Finding Aids

THE WAR OF 1812 APPLICATION FILES

  • Applications Not in the Same Series

THE WARRANTS

  • The Early War of 1812 Warrants (M848)

RELATED RECORDS

  • Canadian Volunteer Warrants
  • Points to Remember in this Chapter

Chapter 5: Unindexed Bounty, etc.

  • Important to Genealogists
  • The 1847-1855 Acts
  • The Act of 1847: The Mexican War
  • Scrip Offered
  • The Act of 1850
  • The Act of 1852
  • The Act of 1855

THE APPLICATIONS

  • Rejected Applications
  • Arrangement of Files
  • Index in Preparation
  • Rich in Family Details
  • Title of File

SURRENDERED WARRANT FILES
INDIAN BOUNTIES

  • Indian Bounty Land Applications
  • No Bounty Land For Service Rendered after 1855
  • Point to Remember in this Chapter

Chapter 6: Federal Land Patents

THE SEARCH

  • Following an Example
  • Finding Neighbors
  • All Roses Listed in the Plattsburg Land Office
  • Search by Authority, Etc.
  • Plotting the Land
  • Locating an Address
  • Michigan Survey Search
  • Experiment With Searches
  • Points to Remember in this Chapter

Chapter 7: Finding Aids, etc.

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CATALOG (ARC)
PRELIMINARY INVENTORY 22 (PI 22)
KVASNICKA TRANSMISSIPPI WEST 1804-1912
COMPILED MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS
AMERICAN STATE PAPERS
LEGISLATIVE CLAIMS (PRIVATE ACTS)
SUNDRY OTHER AIDS

  • Other Congressional Records
  • State Legislatures
  • State Archives and State Libraries
  • National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
  • Additional Reading Material
  • Points to Remember in this Chapter

Chapter 8: Windup

THE INCREDIBLE TALE OF THE O’FLYING FAMILY

Appendix A – the Laws

Bibliography

Index

This volume is without a doubt one of the very best genealogy research guides published in 2011. I recommend it to all genealogists doing American research.

Purchase Military Bounty Land 1776-1855 for just $19.75. 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 Monday, June 6, 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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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN NEBRASKA, by Ruby Coleman

A year in the planning, the new Genealogical Research in Nebraska is now available. The book was introduced with great success at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. It was written by Ruby Coleman specifically for genealogists who have ancestors or relatives who may have settled in Nebraska.

As with researching in any area, the challenge for researching in Nebraska is to locate as many of the records as possible. There are many repositories where these records are found. Like many other states, Nebraska’s record keeping is somewhat unique, but very useful to the genealogist. Many records are available to document one’s Nebraska family, whether they settled and stayed, or moved on after a few years. Ruby’s book will help you find those records.

Heavily illustrated with photos and documents, this volume may give the researcher clues as to records that may be available that they hadn’t even considered.

The following chapters make up the book:

  • Introduction
  • Nebraska Settlement
  • Colonization and Development by Railroad
  • Nebraska Court System and Records
  • Nebraska Vital Records
  • Probate, Guardianships and Adoptions
  • Land Records
  • Naturalization Records
  • Civil and Criminal Court Records
  • County Histories
  • Territorial, Federal and State Censuses
  • Military Records
  • Schools and Records
  • Cemeteries
  • Institutional Records
  • Nebraska Railroads
  • Nebraska Ethnic Groups
  • Religious Records
  • Orphan Trains
  • Cattle Brands
  • Societies, Repositories and Libraries
  • Genealogical Collections in Nebraska Libraries and Repositories
  • Nebraska State Censuses & Substitutes 1854-1976
  • Maps Showing Nebraska County Boundary Changes
  • Nebraska County Records – Alphabetical by county
  • Suggested Internet Web Pages
  • Suggested Reading
  • Notes

About the Author:
Ruby Coleman, of Nebraska, has been actively involved in researching genealogy for over 40 years and has been a professional genealogist for over 25 years. She is an instructor of seminars and classes, as well as a lecturer and free-lance writer. Her expertise is in Nebraska and the plains states genealogy, history, and research.

Genealogical Research in Nebraska is available at Family Roots Publishing, for only $25.69 with FREE USA Shipping through Midnight MDT June 6, 2011.

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A NEW GENEALOGICAL ATLAS OF IRELAND; by Brian Mitchell

Since its publication in 1986, A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland has established itself as a key resource in Irish genealogical research. Now, with the addition of maps detailing the location of Roman Catholic parishes in all thirty-two counties of Ireland and Presbyterian congregations in the nine counties of Northern Ireland, this 2nd Edition (published in 2002, and reprinted in 2008) moves the book to the forefront of Irish genealogical research. Also, for the first time ever, this one volume contains a complete geographical picture of the three major religious denominations in Ireland during the middle years of the 19th century.

And just what is the importance of this? Civil registration for everyone in Ireland didn’t begin until 1864. Prior to that, the only records of births, marriages, and deaths were found in local parishes. Therefore, the first step in any Irish research for the first half of the 19th century and before should be to identify the religious denomination and parish of your ancestor. Although any of the Townland Indexes from 1851, 1871, or 1901 will show the location of each civil parish (which generally corresponds to the boundaries of the Church of Ireland parishes), it has been much more difficult to uncover the corresponding Catholic parish or Presbyterian congregation. Until now!

This 2nd Edition is not only invaluable for tracing your pre-1864 ancestors in church records but also for locating your post-1864 ancestor in civil records, for this volume provides descriptions and maps of the parochial and civil administrative divisions to which all major Irish record sources are linked. To aid the researcher in identifying the precise location of the administrative divisions, and thus their jurisdiction, Mr. Mitchell has drawn at least four, and sometimes five, maps for every county. The first county map depicts the civil/Church of Ireland parishes; the second shows the baronies and Church of Ireland dioceses; the third map illustrates the poor law unions and the parishes included within the probate districts serving that county; the fourth plots Roman Catholic parishes and dioceses; and the fifth locates Presbyterian congregations for the nine counties of Northern Ireland. Three maps of Ireland are also included to show the area covered by each county, diocese, and probate district. In addition, the book describes all of the major record sources of Ireland.

These maps provide the clues to the Irish origins of millions of Americans, making this atlas indispensable for tracing ancestors in Ireland!

This book acts as a companion book with A GUIDE TO IRISH CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS, which references this book throughout.

Purchase A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, Second Edition for just $19.60. 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 Monday, June 6, 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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GENEALOGY AT A GLANCE – SCOTTISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH; by Dvid Dobson; Published 2010; 4 pp folded sheet, 8.5×11; laminated; ISBN: 9780806318738; Item # GPC1464

David Dobson’s new Genealogy at a glance provides a quick overview of the most important things that the researcher must know to successfully do Scots genealogy research.

Published in the form of a laminated folder, Genealogy at a glance – Scottish Genealogy Research contains a lot of concise and useful information.

The Contents of this Genealogy at a glance are as follows:

  • Quick Facts
  • Scottish Emigration Background
  • Passenger Lists

  • Unlocking Scottish Family History
  • Surnames

    Palaeography

  • Basic Genealogical Sources
  • Old Parish Registers, 1553 to 1854

    Post 1854 Statutory Registration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths

    Census Returns from 1841 to 1901

  • Supplementary Record Sources
  • Major Online Resources

Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the “Genealogy at a Glance” series attempts to give you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. In less than a handful of pages (specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the facts you need to know in order to begin and proceed successfully with your research, allowing you to grasp the basics of research at a glance.

In this instance the renowned Scottish author David Dobson brings his expertise to bear in a shrewd distillation of facts about Scottish genealogical research. Because there are so many people of Scottish descent worldwide, he uses emigration history as a jumping off point, from there proceeding to tackle the immense body of unique Scottish records which includes Old Parish Records of the Church of Scotland; post-1854 statutory records of births, marriages, and deaths; and census returns from 1841 to 1901.

Making clever use of the allotted space, Dobson then focuses on the remaining Scottish genealogical records, from traditional wills and testaments to the lesser known kirk session records and services of heirs. Along the way he seeds the text with research tips and references to key publications, concluding with an indispensable list of online resources, which are now the focal point of Scottish genealogy research.

These may be the best four pages you’ll ever read on Scottish genealogy, and you can read them at a glance and with absolute confidence that your research is pointed in the right direction.

Purchase Genealogy at a glance – Scottish Genealogy Research for just $7.79. 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 Monday, June 6, 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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GENEALOGY AT A GLANCE – IRISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH; by Brian Mirchell; Published 2010; 4 pp folded sheet, 8.5×11; laminated; ISBN: 9780806318707; Item # GPC3866

Brian Mitchell’s new Genealogy at a glance provides a quick overview of the most important things that the researcher must know to successfully do Irish genealogy research.

Published in the form of a laminated folder, Genealogy at a glance – Irish Genealogy Research containsa lot of concise and useful information

The Contents of this Genealogy at a glance are as follows:

  • Quick Facts
  • Irish Emigration Background
  • The Scotch-Irish

    Passenger Lists

  • Unlocking Irish Family History
  • Place of Origin

    Surnames

  • Record Sources
  • Civil Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths

    Church Registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials

    Gravestone Inscriptions

  • Census Returns
  • Mid-19th-Century Griffith’s Valuation

    Early 19th-Century Tithe Applotment Books

    17th- and 18th-Century Census Substitutes

  • Record Repositories
  • Other Online Resources

In just four pages (which are specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the basic facts you need to know in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance! Literally at a glance.

In this instance, building on years of experience, Irish genealogy expert Brian Mitchell tells you succinctly about the sources used in Irish research, where to find them, and how to use them.

In a few deft sentences he provides all the basic instruction you need, focusing on key record sources and materials for further reference, and finishing with a summing up of record repositories and online sources. From emigration lists and surname histories to church registers and census records – each accompanied with important background information – he very cleverly lays out the whole of Irish genealogical research, providing what is arguably the best four pages ever written on the subject.

It’s almost impossible to imagine anything more useful in your research. Carry it with you wherever you go, consult it at a glance – as frequently as need be – and use it with absolute confidence.

Purchase Genealogy at a glance – Irish Genealogy Research for just $7.79. 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 Monday, June 6, 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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HISTORY FOR GENEALOGISTS, USING CHRONOLOGICAL TIME LINE TO FIND AND UNDERSTAND YOUR ANCESTORS; by Judy Jacobson

Finally! A history book written for genealogists: History for Genealogists. Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors. Accomplished author Judy Jacobson has written a vast array of historical time lines that are guaranteed to inform your family history. This volume has turned out to be one of my favorite books.

Consider the following illustrations: If you have lost track of your 1880 ancestor in Iowa, have you considered that he might have moved there during the Economic Panic of 1873? Your forebears were living in Texas in the 1840s, but did you know that they might have come from Kentucky as part of the “Peters Colony” Did you know that you can learn a great deal about your ancestors if they belonged to a labor or fraternal organization like the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, or the Catholic Family Life Insurance Society?

As Mrs. Jacobson puts it, “The average person might define historical research as the study of the human past and genealogical research as the study of a human’s past. History lays the foundation to understand a group of people. Genealogy lays the foundation to understand a person or family using tangible evidence. Yet history also lays the foundation to understand why individuals and societies behave the way they do. It provides the building materials needed to understand the human condition and provide an identity, be it for an individual or a group or an institution.”

The initial chapters of History for Genealogists explain the value of historical time lines. Here the reader learns the clues that time lines can suggest about hidden aspects of our ancestors’ lives. Mrs. Jacobson illustrates the virtues of time lines with several case studies.

The bulk of the book consists of specific historical time lines that answer fundamental questions about our forebears. For example, if you are trying to learn when your ancestors left one place for another, it would be helpful to ask the question, “Why did they leave?” Did it have to do with a military conflict, social injustice, religion, disease, economic hardship, a natural disaster? No matter what the explanation, Mrs. Jacobson has a historical time line that could lead to the explanation. For example, your ancestor’s departure may have coincided with the outbreak of the Crimean War, a virulent epidemic, an earthquake, or a religious war.

Other chapters pose answers to other crucial questions, such as “How did they go?” and “What route did they take?” For these conundrums Mrs. Jacobson uses time lines to lay out the history of the transportation revolutions in America (roads, rails, canals, and air travel), as well as the history of the great western trails our ancestors followed in crossing the country.

Mrs. Jacobson dissects our the past into scores of time lines. There is a time line of the Industrial Revolution, American immigration, and the Labor Movement. Researchers can also make use of a time line for the history of each of the 50 states, and, in brief, for the rest of North America, Europe, and more.

History for Genealogists concludes with a helpful bibliography and an index of people and places, wars and battles. It is the one history book all genealogists should own when they are searching for fresh clues or hoping to understand what made their ancestors tick.

History for Genealogists, Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors is available at Family Roots Publishing, for only $29.35 with FREE USA Shipping through Midnight MDT June 6, 2011.

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WITTER’S GERMAN-ENGLISH PRIMER

Witter’s German-English Primer was originally printed in 1887, then reprinted in 1987, and subsequent printings for genealogists and historians.

When a school-book makes it back into print, and sells well after 130 years have passed since its first publication, there must be something extraordinary about it. This is indeed the case with Witter’s German-English Primer / Deutsch-Englishe Schrieib- und Lese-Fibel in its revised edition of 1881. This 103 page reprint, though, is no longer intended for school children; it rather meets the needs of serious students of the German language, and genealogists for whom a knowledge of old German script is essential when it comes to deciphering old manuscripts, letters, and diaries, church records, and entries in old family Bibles.

Due to Witter’s bilingual arrangement of the text, no previous knowledge of the German language is necessary. This makes it perfectly suited for individual learning. This bonus feature was the principal reason for reprinting the book. The publishers also felt that learning German script from an original German-American school-book – a book thousands of our forebears used – would be a welcome experience for the historically minded.

I recommend the book to any English-speaking person who is attempting to read the old German script, both Gothic lettering, as well as cursive handwriting. This is an excellent addition to anyone’s genealogy library, especially those who have Germanic ancestry.

Purchase Witter’s German-English Primer for just $6.88. 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 Monday, June 6, 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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KINSHIP CONNECTIONS

Kinship Connections is a Wall Chart by G. H. Amber. It is 29 x 23 inches in size and double sided. Note that shipping is included in the price of this item.

A universal “family bush” which illustrates every type of relationship by consanguinity (blood) and affinity (marriage), for seven generations. One side of the chart is in color – and illustrates a massive “family bush.” Relationships are given for every person illustrated on the chart.

On the back side are three additional charts with detailed explanations – showing:

  1. Direct Bloodline and their collateral relationships
  2. Double Cousins
  3. Affine Kin Scheme of a typical extended family

Purchase Kinship Connections for just $6.88, with FREE Postage for that fee.

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MAP GUIDE TO GERMAN PARISH REGISTERS – IMPERIAL PROVINCE OF ALSACE-LORRAINE V (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Lothringen I – French Department of Lorraine – Kreise (Arrondissements) Bolchen, Diedenhofen, Forbach, Metz and Saargemünd with full index of included towns, by Kevan Hansen, is now available.

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 37 of the German Map Guide series was published earlier this month. This volume includes a total of 3,309 places – mostly towns, found in the Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Lothringen I – French Department of Lorraine – Kreise (Arrondissements) Bolchen, Diedenhofen, Forbach, Metz and Saargemünd. The French names, as well as the German are included for each town. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 37 and 38, which covers all of Lorraine. This is the fifth of six volumes covering Alsace-Lorrine.

MAP GUIDE TO GERMAN PARISH REGISTERS – IMPERIAL PROVINCE OF ALSACE-LORRAINE V (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Lothringen I – French Department of Lorraine – Kreise (Arrondissements) Bolchen, Diedenhofen, Forbach, Metz and Saargemünd with full index of included towns is available at Family Roots Publishing, for only $34.25 with FREE USA Shipping through Midnight MDT June 6, 2011.

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MAP GUIDE TO GERMAN PARISH REGISTERS – IMPERIAL PROVINCE OF ALSACE-LORRAINE VI (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Lothringen II – French Department of Lorraine – Kreise (Arrondissements) Saarburg and Salzburg with full index of included towns, by Kevan Hansen is now shipping

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 38 of the German Map Guide series was published just in time for the NGS Conference in Charleston. This volume includes a total of 1,107 places – mostly towns, found in the Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Lothringen II – French Department of Lorraine – Kreise (Arrondissements) Saarburg and Salzburg. The French names, as well as the German are included for each town. The book includes a master index to Volumes 37 and 38, which covers all of Lorraine. It also includes a master index to the entire Alsace-Lorraine series (Volumes 33 through 38). This is the last of six volumes covering Alsace-Lorraine.

MAP GUIDE TO GERMAN PARISH REGISTERS – IMPERIAL PROVINCE OF ALSACE-LORRAINE VI (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Lothringen II – French Department of Lorraine – Kreise (Arrondissements) Saarburg and Salzburg with full index of included towns is available at Family Roots Publishing, for only $34.25 with FREE USA Shipping through Midnight MDT June 6, 2011.

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MAP GUIDE TO GERMAN PARISH REGISTERS – IMPERIAL PROVINCE OF ALSACE-LORRAINE (ELSASS-LOTHRINGEN) – THE 6 VOLUME SERIES

Click on the link to view all 6 of the Alsace Lorraine German Map Guides, in soft and hard cover.

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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 June 6, 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

TRACING YOUR CIVIL WAR ANCESTORS, by David A. Norris, 2011, magazine-style, saddle stapled, 85 pp, 8.5×11, ISBN #: 9780978159276, Item #: MM004.

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MAPS & MIGRATION

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 June 6, 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 Monday, June 6, 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 with minimum purchase of $25 sale going on until Midnight MDT, June 6, 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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INDIANA

EARLY INDIANA TRAILS AND SURVEYS; by George R. Wilson, C.E., L.L.B.; paperback; 116 pp; 5×7; Published: 1919; Reprinted: 2002; ISBN 9780871950055; Item # IHS009

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MASSACHUSETTS

GUIDE TO MASSACHUSETTS CEMETERIES – SECOND EDITION by David Allen Lambert; paperback; 363 pp; 5.5×8; 2009; ISBN 9780880822220; Item # NE02

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NEW YORK

NEW YORK STATE 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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FRPC FREE SHIPPING OFFER- AND LINKS TO CATEGORIES AT THE FRPC WEBSITE

Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC is offered FREE SHIPPING on all orders for delivery within the United States totaling $25 or more in product. This offer starts NOW, and ends Monday, June 6, 2011 at Midnight MDT. We NOW HAVE OVER 1500 items posted at the site, with more going up every day!

We are also making the offer to USA located Libraries and Institutions who wish to purchase by online Purchase Order (see the Library Purchases paragraph near the bottom of the Family Roots Publishing Co. homepage for Purchase Order purchase requirements).

As mentioned above, over 1500 great genealogy guidebooks can be found on the website. Regional guidebooks for most countries, American states, and Canadian provinces are located on the site! Guides on writing, and recording genealogy, photography, DNA research, genealogy dictionaries, computer use, immigration, migration, and on & on are found there! Click on the links below to go immediately view a number of selected categories of books.

There are no minimum or maximum number of items that can be purchased under this offer.

Foreign orders, as well as those to Canada are not included in this FREE SHIPPING offer. There are a few items on the site that normally include the shipping as part of the price, and we have not attempted to change those prices, as it would be too labor-intensive to do so.

This offer ends at midnight, June 6, 2011 MDT.

Take advantage of this FREE SHIPPING offer on order totaling $25 or more on the books you want now!

Selected Categories from the FRPC Website:

Dollarhide Research Guides

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Germany Research Guides (not German Map Guides)

German Map Guides – Soft Cover

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Poland Research Guides

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Sweden Research Guides

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Ukraine Research Guides

Wales Research Guides

Beginning Genealogy Research Guides

Church Groups Research Guides – Catholic, Friends, Morman, etc.

Genealogy Software & CDS

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Immigration/Emigration Research Guides

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Locating People & Adoption Research Guides

Medical Dictionaries for Genealogists

Migration/Transportation Guides (includes roads, canals, and the Atlantic)

Photography, & Photo Identification

Professional Genealogy

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First World War Genealogy Research Guides

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Remember, this FREE shipping offer on orders totaling $25 or more is now only available through Monday June 6, 2011 at midnight MDT. Shop now at the Family Roots Publishing Company Website.

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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 June and July, 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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