According to Leland Meitzler:
“Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Name List guides can make the difference.”
What is the Real Value of Name Lists?
The short answer is greater than you think. The best answer to this question can be found in the following article by William Dollarhide: What are Name Lists?
What’s in the Colorado edition?
Continuing our review for each of William Dollarhide’s name lists books, we detail the contents of Colorado Name Lists 1858-1998, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present. Currently, there are nine new names lists books, and we are providing details on each.
In this book, names lists are detailed in the following database categories (with 351 total links for the state of Colorado):
- Territorial & State Census Records
- State and County Court Records
- State Militia Lists
- State Veterans & Pensioners Lists
- Tax Lists
- Vital Records
- Voter Lists
The contents of the Colorado section of the guide include:
- 1860 Map of Pre-Territorial Colorado
- Colorado Name Lists
- Historical Timeline for Colorado, 1541-1900
- Introduction to Colorado’s Territorial & Statewide Name Lists
- Online Indexes at the Colorado State Archives
- Bibliography of Colorado Name Lists, 1858-1998
Not only does this volume give a detailed bibliography of Name Lists available for the state, but links to websites, FHL book & microfilm numbers, archive references, maps, and key historical information make this volume invaluable to the researcher looking to extend their lines and fill in the family tree.
National Names Lists information included with every volume:
The National Names Lists have these categories (244 entries in all):
- Federal Census Records
- Immigration Lists
- U.S. Military Lists
- U.S. Veterans Records
- U.S. Pension Records
- National Vital Record
There are also a number of maps, including:
- 1899 Alaska & Klondike Region
- 1880-1940 Alaska Census Jurisdictions
- 1763 British North America
- 1784-1802 Western Land Cessions
- 1790 United States
- 1800 United States
- 1810 United States
- 1820 United States
- 1830 United States
- 1840 United States
- 1850 United States
- 1860 United States
- 1870-1880 United States
- 1890-1940 United States
This new series is bound to be a big hit with genealogists. Don’t forget, the introductory offer. If you order a print copy of the book you not only get 15% off, but you also will receive a FREE copy of the eBook version in .PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. The .PDF version is fully hyperlinked to take you quickly to each site, and can be viewed on any device or computer supporting Acrobat files, which is virtually every computer, laptop, tablet, and smart device on the market.
Order your copy of Colorado Name Lists 1858-1998, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present while the deals are good, from Family Roots Publishing; Temporary Price: $16.11 for both the paper and electronic versions together. Or, get the eBook version alone for just $12.50.