German Immigrants in American Church Records – Vol. 19: Missouri (excluding St. Louis County) – Now Shipping


Roger P. Minert, PhD, AG and a team of researchers at BYU are currently involved in a project wherein they read and extract German-American vital records from historic local church vital records. These church records often pinpoint German origins in the “old country.” Places and dates of birth, marriage, and previous residence in Germany are commonly found in these records. Dr. Minert estimates that over 65 percent of historic local church records give an immigrant’s exact place of birth. Entries found in the volumes include people born in Switzerland.

The first 18 volumes of this ongoing series were published by Lewis Rohrbach of Picton Press. Following his death, Family Roots Publishing contracted with Dr. Minert to continue publication of the series – starting with Volume 19, which deals with Missouri church vital records. The full series could reach 40 volumes given enough time.

Volume 19 includes historic vital records that include German places of origin – all from Missouri churches. The churches are from the following Missouri counties:
• Audrain Co.
• Bates Co.
• Benton Co.
• Callaway Co.
• Clark Co.
• Cole Co.
• Cooper Co.
• Cape Girardeau
• Franklin Co.
• Gasconade Co.
• Jackson Co.
• Jefferson Co.
• Lewis Co.
• Lincoln Co.
• Marion Co.
• Moniteau Co.
• Monroe Co.
• Morgan Co.
• Perry Co.
• Pettis Co.
• St. Charles Co.
• St. Clair Co.
• St. Francois Co.
• Warren Co.
• Wayne Co.

Typical entries from the St. Johannis Evangelical Church, of Berger, Franklin Co., Missouri – as follows:
Elisabeth Jacke b. Niderwil, Zofingen, Switzerland 29 March 1829; d. Berger, MO 29 Dec 1894; bur. Berger 31 Dec 1894; m. – – Lauer. Ref: Deaths 1894.

Carl Heinrich Ludwig Bruening b. Haarburg, Sachsen (province) 7 Aug 1827; d. Berger, MO 15 Jan 1895. Ref: Deaths 1895.

Johanne Louise Horstmann b. Brockhagen, Westfalen 12 Oct 1837; d. Berger, MO 1895, age 57-7-12; m. 1869, Karl Kautz. Ref: Deaths 1895.

This hard-bound volume has 761 pages, 8,863 extracted records from 68 churches, an every-name index, and is printed on high-quality acid-free paper. ISBN 978-1-62859-093-7; Item #FR0653; $119.95 (plus $8 p&h). Standing Order customers may take a 15% discount, making their cost for this volume $101.96 + $8 p&h and may cancel at any time. Standing Order cost will not exceed $101.96 + $8 p&h per volume, but may be less. Contact me at Lmeitzler@gmail.com if you wish a standing-order.

Order the volume at the Family Roots Publishing website: http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/store/product_view.php?id=3233

The NYG&B Announces NYG&B Labs

The following news release was received from Frederick Wertz at the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society:

NYG&B Labs will create an innovative space which leverages the latest trends in technology and digital services to assist in telling the stories of New York’s families.

NEW YORK, NY – The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) announces the creation of NYG&B Labs, an innovative space which leverages the latest trends in technology and digital services to assist in telling the stories of New York’s families.

NYG&B Labs will be a destination for aspiring digital professionals who seek to advance their expertise in technology and its applications for the fields of history and genealogy. Each quarter team members will work on a designated, pre-approved project. Once completed, projects may be added to resources at newyorkfamilyhistory.org and beyond.

Members of the NYG&B Labs team will benefit from one-on-one interaction with experts in the fields of genealogy and technology as they work to creatively apply technology to traditional genealogical methods relating to New York’s history. Team members will also receive a quarterly stipend and can work from anywhere in the world.

“NYG&B Labs will provide benefits to anyone researching the stories of New York’s past,” noted NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor; “with NYG&B labs, the opportunities to create new tools and resources are nearly endless.” The launch of the project was made possible with funding from the NYG&B, individual donors, and support from commercial and nonprofit entities within the genealogical community.

Applications for NYG&B Labs Team members are now being accepted at http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/labs. The NYG&B is specifically seeking team members with an interest in technology, geo-coding, mapping, social media, website development, digital services, history, and other topics.  

About the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B)
The NYG&B has been helping people find their New York family and tell their stories since 1869. The largest genealogical society in New York, the NYG&B delivers essential online resources for researching New York State at www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org, including digital collections, articles, research aids, webinars, and other tools. The NYG&B has thousands of members across the globe, and each quarter publishes the NYG&B Record, a scholarly journal devoted to New York genealogy and biography, as well as the New York Researcher, a magazine which features instructional articles and the latest news on emerging resources and technologies. A longtime publisher of authoritative scholarship on New York subjects, the NYG&B’s recent books include the award-winning New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, offering more than 800 pages of detailed resources related to New York, and the New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians. The NYG&B provides education programs, both live and online, to New York researchers from the beginner to the professional and produces the biannual New York State Family History Conference. Each day the NYG&B engages with the dynamic, fast-growing, rapidly changing field of family history through accurate, thorough research and the highest standards of scholarship.

We’ve Been Away for a While – Here’s what Leland & Patty are up to…

It’s time I get back to blogging. I’ve not done any since early December, and I’m feeling guilty.

To bring my readers up to date on what’s happened during the two months I’ve been away…

First – We finished the FRPC big project of 2016, that being getting a Second Edition of Bill Dollarhide’s Census Substitutes & State Census Records finished and into print. The books really needed an update, as they were last printed in 2008. The new Second Edition boosts the number of instantly available internet database links containing census substitutes or state censuses to 3,391 – most of which weren’t even available in 2008! Also included are another 577 URL’s with a link to a catalog or an online resources page. The set went from 2 volumes to 3, with a lot more pages per volume.

Second – We spent about 10 days in Salt Lake City with our annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour. Eighty-eight researching attendees and a few spouses joined us and our team to break some brick walls at the Family History Library.

Third – We celebrated a delightful Hanukkah & Christmas with our family here in Orting, Washington.

Fourth – We bought a car. Last October, we were unfortunate enough to get “hit” by a young lady who didn’t seem to see us coming. Thankfully, none of us were hurt. After unsuccessfully attempting to repair it, the lady’s insurance company gave up, totaled our car, and sent us a nice check. On Christmas day, we bought another car – of the same year, make and model as our earlier one. Not a new car, but it only had 32,000 miles on it, so it still looks and feels new! The catcher was that it was located in Pompana Beach, Florida. We live in Washington State. It looked like it was time for a vacation – of sorts. In early January, Patty and I, along with our grandson, Robby (age 8), flew to Fort Lauderdale (the day prior to the airport shooting there), and got our car. After spending the weekend in the Everglades and Monday at the Magic Kingdom, we drove home – putting another 3800 miles on the car. We had a wonderful time – great trip.

Fourth – We’ve been editing, and preparing for publication a new African American Genealogy Research textbook by our good friend, Jeanette Daniels. Jeanette teaches at Heritage Genealogical College in Salt Lake City, and has been working on this new book for years. It’s an amazing text and guidebook, and anyone interested in tracing their African American ancestors will be able to do so after studying its 42 chapters. This is the most in-depth guide on the subject that I’ve ever seen. We plan to have the two-volume work in print this Spring.

Fifth – We finished another project for Dr. Roger Minert – that is the publication of the latest volume of the Germans Immigrants in American Church Records series. Previously printed by Picton Press, Family Roots Publishing took on the publication of the series starting with Volume 19 – which deals with German immigrants found in the church records of Missouri churches. We expect to print a couple books a year for another decade or so – with the series eventually reaching 40 or more volumes. Libraries, individuals and societies wishing a standing order with FRPC for upcoming volumes may do so by contacting me. A 15% discount is available for standing-order patrons.

Sixth – I have been working for several years with Bill Dollarhide on a series of state-oriented volumes covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The series is “Census & Substitute Names Lists.” We started the project in 2013 with Alabama. After completion of his Second Edition of Census Substitutes & State Census Records set of three volumes in December, Bill was able to quickly finish out the series of “Name List” books, as much of the information in the state books was already researched for the Second Edition of Census Substitutes & State Census Records. These latest volumes, running alphabetically from Minnesota through Wyoming, plus a new Second Edition of the Indiana volume are now at the bindery. Bill is now writing a guide in the same vein on the U.S. Territories & Possessions.

Seventh – FRPC is about to publish a new book entitled German Genealogy Research in Pomerania. Written by Donna Schilling, this book deals with many aspects of Pomeranian research, and I believe will be a great asset to anyone wishing to trace their Pomerania ancestors. Donna’s people come from Kreis Schlawe, and most of her research examples are from that area.

Eighth – Kevan Hansen continues his research and compilation of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series. He has just submitted Volume 57 to us for editing. This is another “big city” volume, this time covering Bremen, Lübeck, and Kiel. It should be in print sometime this month.

Ninth – Speaking of Kevan Hansen, he is now contracted with FRPC to write a Swiss Map Guide series. Patty is currently editing the first two volumes – the two fully covering the Canton of Bern. Watch this blog and the Genealogy Newsline for further information on the new series. We started with Bern, because it’s huge – and had a lot of emigration to America. Most of the twenty-six Cantons are smaller, so we’re pretty sure we can publish the series in about 20 volumes.

Tenth – We are now editing a series entitled Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy. We started this project many years ago, and just got one book out – that was for Sicily. Then The author, George Ott, got busy with other things, and so did Patty and I. Of course, that initial book has been out-of-print for years. A while back, George approached me with the idea of taking up the project again. His wife, Sandy, had retired from teaching, and is now available to help with the research. So – we’re back at it. The first volume is a Second Edition on Sicily. We’re editing it now. The second covers Reggio Calabria, which is just about ready to edit also.

Eleventh – We’re about to publish a Second Edition of John Hudick’s Finding Your Ancestral Village in Slovakia, Czecky, Ukraine, Galacia and Hungary. Our friend, Lisa Alzo, is currently bringing the book up-to-date with many additions and corrections (reflecting ongoing changes). This is exciting, as we’ve had the rights to the volume for over a year – with too many things going on to get it back into print. We will be supporting the book, and Slavic research in general on the website slavicroots.com. The site, as well as the book will be available in the Spring.

Twelfth – FRPC is about to publish a book entitled MÜLLER/MUELLER Heraldry and Genealogy: A Geographical Perspective. Written by Frederick Siler, the full-color book brings together German heraldry and genealogy – dealing specifically with the Müller surname. Unlike British heraldry, which requires that coats-of-arms be passed down from eldest son to eldest son, Germanic heraldry is geographic in nature, with far less restriction.

Okay – that covers a few of the things we’ve been doing. There’s been little time for blogging, Facebook, or even Twitter… But I will attempt to do what I can in the coming days.

Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – 20% Off Thru February 14

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We just got a new stock of Mobile Genealogy – and are offering it to our readers for just $15.96. That’s now 20% off, and matches the lowest price we’ve offered on the popular volume. The sale now runs through February 14, 2017. Click on the links to order. The following review was written earlier, and modified with the new sale prices and dates.

Finally – we have a great new guide for those of us who use mobile devices! This book takes the place of Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, written by Lisa Louise Cooke in 2012. The iPad volume was becoming dated, and mobile devices of all kinds have sprung up since the publication of that book. Not only are folks using iPads & iPhones for genealogy, but many of us are using devices that run Android operating systems. I never felt the need for an iPad, but I’ve been using the iPhone and Android smart phones for years. I’m currently using a Samsung Android smart phone that I’m very pleased with. I use it for all kinds of genealogy applications.

Mobile Genealogy‘s coverage of Android as well as Apple, makes this book twice as valuable a guide as Lisa’s previous book. Think iOS as well as Android. And Lisa’s use of step-by-step instructions (for us computer tech dummies!), as well as a myriad of high-quality illustrations make the book an educational delight. I can honestly say that this volume is changing the way I use my devices, allowing me to find more ancestors, and other relatives – and it’s saving me TIME – something I have begun to value at my age. (grin)

Now through February 14, 1017, Family Roots Publishing is offering Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research for 20% off – the lowest price we’ve ever offered. We have a new batch in stock, ready to ship immediately. Order Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research; by Lisa Louise Cooke; iv+170 pp; Paper; 6×9, Published: 2016; ISBN: 5800114346248 Item # LU20. Regular: $19.95; On Sale for just $15.96 (plus $5.50 p&h). Click on the links to order.

Access the Computer On Your Desk at Home!
Chapter 15 covers using your mobile device to access your home computer. I’ll bet most of you never even considered connecting to your PC with your smart phone. Yes – it’s possible, and Lisa gives step-by-step instructions on how to do that too! So – whether you are using a tablet, or a smart phone, you can access stuff that’s 1000 miles away – or maybe just around the corner.

Screen Capture on my Smart Phone?!
Chapter 4 really gets into the nitty-gritty of better browsing with your mobile device. Although covered in Lisa’s 2012 iPad book, this chapter takes the subject to a whole new level. Her section on mobile web-clipping and screen capture was a great help to me. I’ve always had problems with screen capture and had basically given up on it. Now I know what to do!

Translation Strategies
Lisa’s section on translation strategies in Chapter 10 just opened up a world of new data for me – and it can for you. She explains how the Google Translate App from the App Store or Google Play can be used for capturing data on your ancestor from foreign-language books – translated into English so you can actually read it! Yes – we all know the shortcomings of translation programs, but I am happy to accept anything dealing with my ancestors, and the towns they lived in, even if the English is a bit messy. Think Google Books here folks – loaded with stuff on our ancestors, much of which we can’t read! You can even use your phone’s camera to capture, OCR, and translate any words or phrases! Lisa takes the reader step-by step through how to use the marvelous technology that’s resting in your hand!

Following is an expanded Table of Contents for the volume.

INTRODUCTION

  • A Few Tips for Using the Book

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED

  • Chapter One: The Tablet Mindset
    • Tablet Mindset Guidelines
    • App Consolidation
  • Chapter Two: Genealogy Task Wish List

PART TWO: APPS

  • Chapter 3: There’s An App for That!
    • App Store
    • Google Play Store
    • Staying Up to Date – App Resources
  • Chapter 4: Browsing
    • Safari
    • Chrome
    • Google
    • Dolphin
  • Chapter 5: Note Taking
    • Evernote
    • Notes
    • Pages
    • Microsoft Word
    • Google Docs
  • Chapter 6: File Storage & Management
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • iCloud
  • Chapter 7: Audio
    • Memos
    • Evernote
  • Chapter 8: Photos
    • Capturing Photos
    • Photomyne Pro – Album Scanner
    • Storing and Organizing Photos
    • iCloud Photo Library
    • Google Photos
    • Working with Photos
    • Adobe Photoshop Express
    • Color Splash for iPad
    • Android Alternative to Color Splash for iPad: Color Splash FX
    • Retype
    • Pocketbooth
  • Chapter 9: Reading
    • Reading Content from the Web
    • Flipboard
    • Feedly
    • Reading eBooks and Documents
    • GoodReader
    • Play Books
    • iBooks
  • Chapter 10: Collaboration & Communication
    • Facebook
    • Skype
    • FaceTime
    • Google Translate
  • Chapter 11: Travel
  • Chapter 12: Genealogy
    • Ancestry
    • MyHeritage
    • Reunion for iPad
    • RootsMagic
    • Families
    • Family Tree
    • FamilySearch Memories
  • Chapter 13: Education & Information
    • Podcasts (Audio)
    • Genealogy Gems
    • Video
  • Chapter 14: Captivating Non-Genealogists
    • Pic Collage
    • Google Earth
    • Pinterest
    • THIS DAY in My Family History
    • Little Family Tree

PART THREE: BECOME A POWER USER

  • Chapter 15: Power Boost Your Tablet: Remote Access
    • Chrome Remote Desktop
  • Chapter 16: Mobile Tips & Tricks
    • New Features
    • Keyboard and Gesture Tips and Tricks
    • Navigation Tips and Tricks
    • Voice Command
    • Functionality Tips and Tricks
    • App Related Tips and Tricks

PART FOUR: CONCLUSION

  • Chapter 17: Mobile Genealogy Means Adventurous Genealogy
  • About the Author

Through Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Family Roots Publishing is offering Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research for 20% off. Order Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research; by Lisa Louise Cooke; iv+170 pp; Paper; 6×9, Published: 2016; ISBN: 5800114346248 Item # LU20. Regular: $19.95; On Sale for just $15.96 (plus $5.50 p&h). Click on the links to order.

Census Substitutes & State Census Records- 2nd Edition – 15% Off + Free Shipping Thru February 14

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Family Roots Publishing recently released a new Second Edition of Bill Dollarhide’s popular 2008 Census Substitutes and State Census Records set. The series is in three books, all over 270 pages each, Eastern States, Central States, and Western States. So many changes have taken place since the 2008 edition was printed that we were compelled to finally do a complete update of what was a 2-volume set. The use of colonial, territorial and state census records is mandatory if doing United States family research. Thirty-eight states took these censuses. Al states have what we’d call census substitutes – tax lists, voter registrations, land record indexes, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, and on and on… Mr. Dollarhide has compiled the best descriptive listing, complete with call numbers and internet links, that has ever been produced. It’s sure to help you find more ancestors and cousins than ever before.

We’ve decided to run a promo on the new books. We’re making them 15% off – and throwing in free shipping from now through the end of January. The sale ends at midnight PST Tuesday, February 14, 2017. So don’t delay. Get these fabulous research aids today! The set of three books sells for $99.95. Taking off 15% makes them just $84.96 for all three volumes. Also save $8 in postage by purchasing during this sale. Click on the links to purchase.

Note that the books are available as paperback books, PDF eBooks, or a combination thereof. All options are at sale prices. See the links at the bottom of this entry.

In this Second Edition, William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records for the Eastern, Central and Western portion of the United States of America. The substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, one or more counties of a state or one or more towns in a county. Thirty-eight states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today. Often taken between Federal Decennial Census years, these records may contain unique information, and may even shed light on the lives of your ancestors that might have been on-the-move.

The Second Edition includes numerous online sources that have been posted on the Internet since the First Edition was published in 2008. This reflects the ongoing efforts of both public and private companies to digitize relevant records. Although the series is by region, and then by state, there have been numerous nationwide census and census substitute sources that have been developed in the last decade, with most posted online. For this reason, we have included a Nationwide Censuses & Substitutes chapter within Volume 3. The First Edition was printed in two volumes (Eastern & Western), while the Second Edition is now in three.

The 1st volume covers 22 eastern states, organized with these regions: Old Southwest (AL, FL, GA, &; MS); New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, & VT): Mid-Atlantic States (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, & PA); and The Old South (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV).

This 2nd volume covers 16 central states of The Old Northwest (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI); The Central Plains IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, & SD); and the more Central Southern states of (TX, OK, LA, & AR).

This 3rd volume covers 13 western states of CA, NV, AK, & HI; Nuevo Mexico (NM & AZ); The Mountain West (CO, UT, & WY); and The Oregon Country (OR, WA, ID, & MT). Also included is a full chapter on Federal Censuses and Nationwide Substitute Name Lists.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME ONE – EASTERN STATES

Chapter 1 – The Old Southwest
● Timeline – The Old Southwest
● Alabama
● Florida
● Georgia
● Mississippi

Chapter 2 – New England
● Timeline – New England
● New England Name Indexes
● Connecticut
● Maine
● Massachusetts
● New Hampshire
● Rhode Island
● Vermont

Chapter 3 – Mid-Atlantic States
● Timeline – Mid-Atlantic States
● Middle Colonies Name Indexes & Guides
● Delaware
● District of Columbia
● Maryland
● New Jersey
● New York
● Pennsylvania

Chapter 4 – The Old South
● Timeline – The Old South
● Kentucky
● North Carolina
● South Carolina
● Tennessee
● Virginia
● West Virginia

CONTENTS OF VOLUME TWO – CENTRAL STATES

Chapter 1 – The Old Northwest
● Timeline – The Old Northwest
● Illinois
● Indiana
● Michigan
● Minnesota
● Ohio
● Wisconsin

Chapter 2 – The Central Plains
● Timeline – The Central Plains
● Iowa
● Kansas
● Missouri
● Nebraska
● Dakota Territory
● North Dakota
● South Dakota

Chapter 3 – Central Southern
● Arkansas
● Louisiana
● Oklahoma
● Texas

CONTENTS OF VOLUME THREE – WESTERN STATES & NATIONAL

Chapter 1 – Sierra Pacific & Alaska
● California
● Nevada
● Hawaii
● Alaska

Chapter 2 – Nuevo Mexico
● Timeline – Arizona & New Mexico
● Arizona
● New Mexico

Chapter 3 – The Mountain West
● Colorado
● Utah
● Wyoming

Chapter 4 – The Oregon Country
● Timeline – ID/MT/OR/WA
● Idaho
● Montana
● Oregon
● Washington

Chapter 5 – Nationwide
● Federal Censuses
● National Census Substitutes

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Volume 1 – Eastern States; Volume 2 – Central States; Volume 3 – Western States & National: Substitute Name Lists for all 50 States and State Censuses for 38 States, Second Edition; by William Dollarhide; 2016; 3 volumes; 822 pages; Item FR0195

Also available as a PDF ebook bundle of the three books, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 – FR0196.

Also available as a super-bundle with Volumes 2 & 3, as well as PDF ebooks of all three volumes – FR0197.

ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTED BOOKS

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 1 – Eastern States – FR0419

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 2 – Central States – FR0421

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 3 – Western States & National – FR0423

ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PDF EBOOKS

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 1 – Eastern States – FR0419-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 2 – Central States – FR0421-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 3 – Western States & National – FR0423-PDF

ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTED AS WELL AS PDF EBOOKS

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 1 – Eastern States – FR0419-PRINTED-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 2 – Central States – FR0421-PRINTED-PDF

Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Second Edition, Vol. 3 – Western States & National – FR0423-PRINTED-PDF

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author of the Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, acclaimed a top-5 best-selling title in genealogy. He has also authored The Census Book: A Genealogist’s Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules, and Indexes; New York State Censuses & Substitutes; Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815; and Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, as well as dozens of other titles related to genealogical research. William Dollarhide was born and raised in Seattle, lived near Salt Lake City for two decades, and now lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Getting Started Bundle of 5 items – 55% Off thru Saturday, Sept 17

Family Roots Publishing has packaged five popular items from 4 publishers into a “Getting Starting in Genealogy” bundle – and placed them on sale as the Day 12 items for the annual 12 Days of Christmas sale.

Click here to order the bundle. Click on the links to check out each item. Click on your back arrow to come back to this page and order.

Tracing Your Ancestors: Beginner’s Guide
Give Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy
Portrait of My Family
Recording Your Family History
5-Generation Primary Families Wall Chart.

Regularly $46.75, we’re making it just $21.04 thru December 17, 2016.

Two Classic New York Vital Records books – on sale as a bundle for 55% Off Thru December 17

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FRPC made a special purchase of 10,000 Vital Records of Central New York 1813-1850 and 10,000 Vital Records for Western New York 1809-1850 – two classic hard-back vital records volumes written by the late Fred Q. Bowman – for the 12 Days of Christmas Sale.

Central New York covers 15 counties, with records pulled from publications in nine towns; Baldwinsville, Binghamton, Chittenango, Corning, Elmira, Geneva, Norwich, Oxford, and Utica. Geneva lies on the border between central and western New York. Vital records from the Geneva Gazette, 1809–1829 appear in the Western New York volume. Records for Geneva from 1830 to 1850 appear in this volume.

Western New York covers 17 counties, with records pulled from publications in five towns; Batavia, Bath, Geneva, Jamestown, and Palmyra. Geneva lies on the border between central and western New York. Vital records from the Geneva Gazette, 1824–1850 appear in the Central New York volume.

We bundled the two books, and are offering them at 55% off the publisher’s MRSP. Regularly $77.00 for the two volumes, they are on sale for just $34.65 through December 17. Click here or on the illustration to purchase.

This bundle is made up of the following two volumes. Click on the links to purchase or to read the reviews.

10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850

Click here for a review of the book at GenealogyBlog.com.

and

10,000 Vital Records Records of Central New York 1813-1850

Click here for a review of the book at GenealogyBlog.com

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 – On Sale for 25% Off Thru December 17

Since the Civil War Era volume is selling so well this season, we’ve decided to run Dollarhide’s Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920 on sale for 25% off thru December 17. That’s the best price FRPC has ever offered on the volume I believe.

Click here to order the Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920 – at 25% off – just $44.96 (Reg. $59.95).

Following is a review of the volume.

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. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 shows county outline maps across the United States at ten-year intervals. Effectively, a map of each state’s county lines at the time of each Federal census through 1920.

This work (one of the top-five best selling genealogy books) shows all U.S. county boundaries from 1790 to 1920. The books starts with an introduction to the Federal censuses, the records, and basic facts for each enumeration. Page xxvi provides a sample map, explanation, and legend as used on the nearly 400 maps in the book. Key elements include the following:

  • Each map shows modern counties and states with a white outline
  • Black outlines show the counties as they existed at the time of the relevant census
  • modern lines which match the old boundaries also appear in black (the black overlaying the while)
  • Defunct counties appear in the index in italics
  • Dashed lines indicate boundaries through water, uncertain boundaries, etc. (sometimes noted in the “notes” section on the page)

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. Other details such as major Indian treaty lines are also covered.

The volume includes an index listing all present-day counties, plus nearly all defunct counties or counties later re-named. Maps in the book are shown in chronological order, alphabetically by state.

 

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction • Federal Censuses

  • History
  • Records
  • Completeness

Sample Map

U.S. Maps, 1790–1920

State Maps

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Loisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Appendix

  • Pitfalls in Mapping Boundaries

Bibliography

  • National Projects
  • General Sources
  • State Sources

County Index, by State

 

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 is available from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: GPC5786.

Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 35% Off Thru December 17

For Day 8 of the 2016 FRPC 12 Days of Christmas sale, FRPC is offering Bill Dollarhide’s Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era at 35% off, making it just $21.42. Click on this link to order.

civil-war-era-350pw-75resMost genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide, identifies the places to look and documents to be found for ancestors during the decade, 1861-1869, as well as post-war veterans. The book is laid out first by nation-wide name lists and then by state listings in alphabetical order.

The following broad categories, as well as others, are identified within this book:

National Resources:

  • Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
  • The American Civil War Research Database
  • Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
  • General and Organizational Indexes to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  • 1883 List of U.S. Pensioners on the Roll
  • 1890 Federal Census of Union Veterans
  • Roll of Honor & Veteran Burials
  • 1865-1867 Confederate Amnesty Papers
  • Consolidated Lists of Confederate Soldiers & United Confederate Veterans Association
  • Index to Compiled Service Records

Statewide Resources:

  • Compiled Service Records (by state)
  • Index to Compiled Service Records (by state)
  • 1861-1869 State Censuses
  • 1861-1869 Statewide Name Lists
  • 1862-1869 Internal Revenue Assessment Lists
  • Statewide Militia Lists
  • Confederate Pension Applications
  • Pensioner Name Lists and censuses of Confederate Veterans
  • Indexes to Statewide Records
  • Lists of Veteran Burials; State Adjutant General Reports & state-sponsored histories

The Best Civil War Resource Centers for Local & County Research

    • Online Resources
    • Libraries & Archives

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., Reg. $32.95 – 35% Off Through December 17, 2016 – just $21.42 (plus $5.50 p&h).

Graveyards of Chicago, Second Edition – 30% Off Thru December 17 – Only $11.87

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We’ve got a good stock of Graveyards of Chicago, The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries in the FRPC warehouse – so we’re making them the featured item for day 7 of of the 2016 FRPC 12 Days of Christmas sale. The book was written by Matt Hucke and Ursula Biekski and is a second edition of a much smaller volume that was published in 1999. In fact, at 428 pages, it’s about twice the size of the extremely popular 1999 book.

The book is on sale for 30% off thru December 17, 2016. Regular $16.95, it’s just $11.87! Click here to order.

The publication of this volume was extremely exciting for me, as I have Cook County ancestry, and many ancestors and relatives buried in Chicago area cemeteries. If you follow GenealogyBlog, you probably already know this, as I’ve blogged about it a number of times. I now have a book detailing the history and other information on the burial places of my folks. The book stresses the history, art and notable people buried in the cemeteries. It also lists the address or cross streets, as well as the establishment dates for each cemetery location. If they have a website, this is given. Near the back is an index that, being subject oriented, includes the names of all people mentioned in the book, as well a cemeteries and other subjects. I’ve found it difficult to lay this book aside, as the volume has so much new information of interest to me.

The authors identify a number of classifications of cemeteries, with detailed descriptions of each. Following the list, in alphabetical order:

  • Churchyards
  • City Cemeteries
  • Frontier Graves
  • Homestead Graveyards
  • Independent Mausoleums or Columbaria
  • Institutional Cemeteries
  • Lawn-park Cemeteries
  • Memorial Parks
  • Military Cemeteries
  • Native American Burial Grounds
  • Potters Fields
  • Rural Cemeteries
  • To see his monument look around you Graves

The following is an expanded Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTIONS

by Matt Hucke

by Ursula Bielski

CITY CEMETERIES

City North

Chicago City Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery

Jewish Graceland and Hebrew Benevolent Cemeteries

Wunders Cemetery

St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery

Rosehill Cemetery

St. Henry Catholic Cemetery

Bohemian National Cemetery

St. Luke Cemetery

Montrose Cemetery

City West

All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery

St. Johannes Cemetery (Removed 2001)

Rest Haven Cemetery

Robinson Woods Indian Burial Ground

Read-Dunning Memorial Park

Irving Park Cemetery

Acacia Park Cemetery

Westlawn Cemetery

Mount Olive Cemetery

Union Ridge Cemetery

Zion Gardens Cemetery

City South

Oakwoods Cemetery

Zirngibl Grave

Mount Greenwood Cemetery

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery

St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery

SUBURBAN CEMETERIES

Metro North

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Church of The Holy Comforter

Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery

New Light Cemetery

Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum

St. Adelbert Catholic Cemetery

Sunset Memorial Gardens

All Saints Catholic Cemetery

Shalom Memorial Park and Randhill Park Cemetery

Metro West

Eden Memorial Park

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums

Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Forest Home Cemetery (including German Waldheim)

Waldheim Cemetery

Forest Home:West

Forest Home:East

Waldheim Jewish Cemeteries

Woodlawn Memorial Park

Concordia Cemetery

Altenheim Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Emblem Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

Elm Lawn Memorial Park

Oakridge Glen Cemeteries

Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery

Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery

Hinsdale Animal Cemetery and Crematory

Illinois Pet Cemetery

Bluff City Cemetery

Metro South

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums

Bethania Cemetery

Lithuanian National Cemetery

Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens, West

Evergreen Cemetery

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums

Cedar Park Cemetery

Lincoln Cemetery

Beverly Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery

Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum

Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery

Restvale Cemetery

Hazelgreen Cemetery

Burr Oak Cemetery

St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery

Bachelors Grove Cemetery

St. James Catholic Cemetery

Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums

BURIALS OUTSIDE OF CEMETERIES

BURIALS IN OUTLYING SITES

CEMETERY RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION, by Angie Johnson

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Scattered through the book are sidebar pages dealing with a number of cemetery and burial topics. I found all them them to be very interesting. Following a a list of titles for these pages:

  • The Cemetery Lady (Helen Sclair 1930-2009)
  • After the Fire: The Trouble With Cremains
  • St. Henry Catholic Cemetery
  • Jumpin that Train: Lincolns Last, Long Haul
  • Together Forever: The Many Ties That Bind
  • Material Considerations
  • The Remains of the Day: the Crash Site of Flight 191
  • 50 (Thousand) Ways to Leave Your Loved Ones: Burial Customs To Die For
  • Strong and Silent: The Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago
  • Modern Woodmen Of America
  • Freeze! A Chilling Alternative to Checking Out
  • Ceme-Prairies: The Silver Lining of Abandonment

Order Graveyards of Chicago at the Family Roots Publishing website.

If you have Cook County Ancestry, you might be interested in the following titles also:

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy

County Guides to Irish Research – 25% Off Thru December 17, 2016

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As part of the 2016 FRPC 12 Days of Christmas Sale, Family Roots Publishing is offering a number of guides to Irish research at 25% off – through December 17. These excellent guidebooks are imported directly from Flyleaf press in Ireland. Over 34.5 million Americans claim ancestry originating in Ireland. Many of these folks are searching for their Irish roots. Click on the links to purchase these titles at sale prices.

Guides to Irish Research:

In-Print Guides to Irish Research – by County:

Bundle of the NEW Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors & German Census Records 1816-1916 – on Sale for 20% Off thru Dec. 17

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A short time back I wrote a booklet for Moorshead Magazines, titled Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors. It has sold very well. FRPC published and has been shipping Dr. Roger Minert’s new German Census Records 1816-1916 since June, and have good stocks of the volume in both soft and hard bindings.

We’ve again created a bundle of the two new publications, and discounted the bundle a full 20%. The bundle is valued at $44.90, but is on sale for only $35.92 – Now through December 17, 2016. We ran this promo earlier, and it proved to be one of the most popular sales we’ve ever run. So – we’ve added it to the 2106 FRPC Twelve Days of Christmas Sale. Click on this link to order. P&h would normally be $10 if purchased separately, but is only $5.50 as a bundle for this promotion! So that’s a savings of $13.48! Again, click on the link – or the illustration – to order.

You may also purchase either of the publications separately at 15% off during the promotional period. Click on their individual links to purchase.

Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors, by Leland K Meitzler
German Census Records 1816-1916, by Roger P. Minert, Ph.D., A.G.

Would you like more information on these books?

Click on the following links to read in-depth info on each of them, including their Table of Contents, and other details.

German Census Records Blog Post – July 28, 2016

Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors Blog Post – July 28, 2016

Click on this link or on the illustration to order the bundle of the two new books.

All Alphabetical & Reverse German Place Name Indexes – 30% off During the 12 Days of Christmas Sale – ending December 17, 2016.

Family Roots Publishing now publishes all 21 volumes of Roger Minert’s invaluable Alphabetical & Reverse German Place Name Indexes. We’re running a 30% off sale on all volumes during the 2016 Twelve Days of Christmas sale – ending December 17, 2016.

What really makes these Place Name Indexes stand out from a typical gazetteer is that they index the town both in alphabetical order and in reverse alphabetical order. Anyone who has done any research in the German parish registers has run across instances where they can read the last letters of a place (such as: place of birth, previous residence, place of marriage, etc.), but the first or second letters are illegible, making the place-name impossible to decipher. Roger’s indexes take care of that problem.

I’ve used Roger’s Reverse Indexes since he first came out with them, and wouldn’t attempt to do research in German parish registers without them. In many cases I’m able to make out the end letter of a place found in the records – but not the initial letter or two. These books quickly take care of that issue. Years ago, prior to Roger’s Indexes, I had the name of a city right in front of me, but couldn’t make it out. The first letter of the word was a mess. My friend, Kevan Hansen, having many more years experience reading German than I, was able to work out what the word was – and it took my research back another generation into Hesse – not the Pfalz where the record was found. If I’d had these indexes available to me, I’d have been able to make that leap myself. So, okay – I no longer have any excuses!

The German reverse alphabetical indexes are key to doing research in the parish registers of the German states. The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is missing. This is a common problem caused by torn or moldy pages, ink-blots, tight bindings, poor microfilm quality, etc. By using this index, the researcher can also determine the official spelling for towns when variant spellings occur in old records. The book includes a regular alphabetical index of all the towns in the province as well as regular and reverse alphabetical listings of the German kingdoms, duchies, principalities, counties, rivers, mountain ranges, and other geopolitical and topographical entities.

The following “Identifying Place Names Using Alphabetical and Reverse Alphabetical Indexes” Published by Family Roots Publishing, are available.

    Alsace-Lorraine-50pw

  • Alsace-Lorraine Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 6,350 Alsace-Lorraine place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Baden Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 2050 Baden place names.
    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Bavaria Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 29,300 Bavaria place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Brandenburg Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 5,900 Brandenburg place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Braunschweig/Oldenburg/Thuringia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1550 Braunschweig, 3050 Oldenburg, and 1400 Thuringia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • East Prussia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 8,450 East Prussia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Hanover Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 8250 Hanover place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Hesse Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1750 Hesse place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Hesse-Nassau Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 4,200 Hesse-Nassau place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Mecklenburg Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 2,950 Mecklenburg place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Palatinate Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1,650 Palatinate place names.
    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • PDF EBook: Palatinate Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 1,650 Palatinate (Pfalz) place names.

    This Reverse Alphabetical Index is in the form of a PDF ebook. It allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Pomerania Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 7,000 Pomerania place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Posen Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 5,750 Posen place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Rhineland Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 4,950 Rhineland place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Kingdom of Saxony Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 3,650 Kingdom of Saxony place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Province of Saxony Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 4,950 Province of Saxony place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Schleswig-Holstein (with Bremen/Hamburg/Lübeck) Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 6,750 Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Silesia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 8,350 Silesia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • West Prussia Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 5,100 West Prussia place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
    Westphalia-Place-Names-Cover-Front-50pw

  • Westphalia (with Hohenzollern/Lippe/Schaumberg-Lippe/Waldeck) Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 7,050 Westphalia, Hohenzollern, Lippe-Schaumberg, and Lippe-Waldeck place names.

    The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.
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  • Württemburg Place Name Indexes
  • Indexing over 7,250 Württemburg place names.

The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is illegible or missing. An Alphabetical index of all places is included.

Other Books By Roger Minert:

Bundle of 2 Genealogy Pocket Reference Guides – 35% off thru December 17, 2016 – Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas 2016

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Family Roots Publishing has sold thousands of reference books in our time. Two of the most popular guides are the Genealogist’s U.S. History Pocket Reference, and the Family Tree Pocket Reference. These two books are loaded with information helpful to the genealogist.

We’ve put together a bundle of the 2 books and discounted it 35%. Regularly $29.90, we’ve dropped the price 35% to $19.44 (plus $5.50 p&h). The sale runs thru December 17.

Click on the links to see each of the items at their own webpage. Click on your back arrow to return to this page.

Do you have one of these books, but would like the other? We discounted each of the books 20% for this sale at their respective web pages.

Owner Unknown: Your Guide to Real Estate Treasure Hunting- 1 Cent- Just pay 5.50 USA p&h

Here’s another book we have overstocks of and must move out of the warehouse.

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Owner Unknown: Your Guide to Real Estate Treasure Hunting ; by Jay D. Segel; Published: 1991, Reprinted: 1992; Hardcover; 129 pp; 6×9; ISBN 9780806312958; Item CF5290

$20 normaL MSRP – we’re making it just 1 cent. USA sales only. Just pay $5.50 postage (or only $2.50 postage as a second book with any other book purchased at the same time.)

Click Here or on the illustration to order.

This book shows you how to discover and take possession of unclaimed real estate. Parcels of untitled, untaxed land, of unknown ownership, exist in many states and are ripe for the taking. With the aid of public records, particularly tax records and probate files, it’s very possible to find a parcel of owner-unknown land, identify a previous owner, determine the last known owner, trace the heirs, and acquire deeds to the tract from these heirs. Your skills, diligence, and commitment to project resolution can pay dividends in pleasure and profit.

Click Here or on the illustration to order.