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2015 FGS Conference Early Registration Discount Extended Thru Monday, January 26 #Genealogy

The following is from FGS:

January 23, 2015 – Austin, TX. The early registration discount for the 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference has been extended to midnight (MST), Monday, January 26. This extension allows three more days to register at $159 for the full four days of the conference coming up February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah in conjunction with RootsTech.

Wednesday, February 11 features sessions for society leaders and members designed to give you new ideas and inspiration for helping your favorite society grow and prosper. Sessions on Thursday, February 12 through Saturday, February 14 focus on genealogy and family history researchers. Learning about records, methods, and best practices will help you solve those tough research problems.

Visit the FGS 2015 Conference website for details about sessions, speakers, luncheons, special events, and more. If you have already registered, log in to your account at to purchase luncheon tickets.

The online registration price increases to $189 after January 26. The cost to add-on RootsTech remains $39. Register now.

See you in Salt Lake City in February.

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Irish Poverty Relief Loan records Available FREE at Findmypast to mark Irish Family History Day #Genealogy

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With the addition of exciting new record sets, leading family history website Findmypast is now the best place to research your Irish ancestry

Dublin, Ireland. 23 January 2015. Findmypast has digitised and is publishing the Poverty Relief Loans records from The National Archives in London online for the first time. This release – together with the addition of a new, easier to search version of the Ireland Census 1911 – makes Findmypast home to the largest online collection of Irish family history records anywhere in the world.

New records: Poverty Relief Loans
The Irish Reproductive Loan Fund was a privately funded micro credit scheme set up in 1824 to provide small loans to the ‘industrious poor’ – those most affected by poverty and famine.

This collection of almost 700,000 records, which span the period of the Irish Potato Famine, provides unique insight into the lives of those living in Ireland during one of the darkest periods in its history. The handwritten ledgers and account books reveal the changing fortunes of Irish ancestors and their subsequent movements in Ireland and across the world. Now anyone can go online and research individuals and families to find out more about where they lived, their financial situation, their social status and more besides.

Brian Donovan, Head of Irish Data and Business Development for Findmypast, said “These incredibly important records provide an exceptional insight into the lives of the poor across the west of Ireland from Sligo down to Cork. The people recorded are precisely those who were most likely to suffer the worst of the Famine or be forced to emigrate. These remarkable records allow us to chart what happened to 690,000 people like this from the 1820s to the 1850s, giving a glimpse of their often heart breaking accounts of survival and destitution, misery and starvation. We are very lucky to be able to tell their stories.”

Caroline Kimbell, Head of Licensing at The National Archives in London said “This collection is one of very few about individual Irish families from 19th century held at Kew. We are grateful to Findmypast for bringing these remarkable testaments to light.”

These new records complement an expansive collection of Irish records – including Irish Petty Sessions, Irish Prison Registers, Irish newspapers and Irish Births 1864-1958, to name a few – that make Findmypast the best place to bring Irish family history to life.

Exclusive Irish records – digitised for the first time
As well as the Poverty Relief Loans, Findmypast has today added other new Irish record sets, including the Clare Electoral Registers, which reveal early women voters and is only available online at Findmypast, the Ireland Census 1911 and over 800,000 Irish marriages dating back to 1619.

The Ireland Census 1911 is an excellent starting point for anyone researching their Irish ancestors. Findmypast’s powerful search will for the first time allow family historians to search for more than one family member at the same time, helping to narrow down results, and by birth year and by spelling variations of a name – all making it easier than ever to trace Irish ancestors.

Irish Family History Day
This year, Findmypast’s Irish Family History Day – an annual celebration of Irish heritage – takes place on 23 January.

It will be marked by the launch of exciting new record sets, as well as webinars, guides and advice, information on the records and exclusive offers to access Findmypast’s extensive Irish record collection.

As part of Irish Family History Day, Findmypast will be running an online webinar and Q&A session hosted by Irish family history expert, Brian Donovan. The webinar will cover getting started with Irish family history, as well as hints and tips on getting further with your research.

The webinar will be held at 5pm GMT on 23 January. Brian will be on hand to answer questions after the webinar. For more information, and to register interest, visit

About Findmypast
Findmypast has been a leading family history website for more than 10 years. It’s a searchable online archive of over 2 billion family history records, from parish records and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers and lots more. For our members around the world, Findmypast is a crucial resource for building family trees and doing detailed historical research.

In April 2003 the company was the first to provide access to the complete birth, marriage, and death indexes for England & Wales, winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Since that time, Findmypast has digitized family history records from across the globe, including major collections from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the United States. In partnership with the British Library, Findmypast is part of a project to safeguard the future of the world’s greatest newspaper archive – allowing digital access to more than 40 million newspaper pages. Recently, The National Archives awarded the company the exclusive rights to put the 1939 Register for England and Wales online.

About The National Archives:
For the record, for good… The National Archives is a government department and an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). As the official archive of the UK government and England and Wales, we look after and make available to the public a collection of historical records dating back over 1,000 years, including records as diverse as Domesday Book and MI5 files.

Our 21st-century role is to collect and secure the future of the record, both digital and physical, to preserve it for generations to come, and to make it as accessible as possible. We do this by devising technological solutions to ensure the long-term survival of public records and working to widen access to our collection. The National Archives also advises on information management across government, publishes all UK legislation, manages Crown copyright and leads the archive sector. We work to promote and improve access to public sector information and its re-use.

Click here to register for the Webinar.

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Join Us on the 2015 30th Anniversary Salt Lake Christmas Tour


The 30th Anniversary Salt Lake Christmas Tour will take place December 6 through 12, 2015 at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel and the adjacent Family History Library. The first Christmas Tour took place in 1985, making the 2015 took our 30th Anniversary, and our 31st tour!

The 2014 tour included about 75 researchers, and a dozen paid professionals working alongside them. As of today, we have 55 paid preregistrations for the December 2015 function. Plan on joining the Christmas Tour family this year, and sign up while space is still available. You only have to make a $50 refundable deposit to hold your space.

Learn all about the 2015 Salt Lake Christmas Tour by clicking on the link.

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Darcie Hind Posz, CGSM Named Managing Editor of NGS Magazine


Arlington, VA, 12 January 2015: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has appointed Darcie Hind Posz, CGSM as the new managing editor of NGS Magazine. Darcie joins NGS Magazine to continue NGS’s goal of sharing genealogical expertise from leaders in the field through articles, stories, instruction, and news in its quarterly magazine. As editor, Darcie will build upon the work of Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG who recently retired as editor after ten years of distinguished service.

Darcie Hind Posz is a certified genealogist who brings broad experience and an excellent educational background in genealogy to her new role. She served for over eight years as a staff genealogist at the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and most recently at the National Society of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century in the same capacity. Darcie has written articles for The Genealogist (forthcoming in 2015), NGS Magazine, Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and the Reference, Access & Outreach section of the Society of American Archivists website. Her genealogical education includes coursework at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the National Institute of Genealogical Research held each year at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. She has also taken the NGS American Genealogy course and participated in the GenProof, ProGen and NGSQ study groups. Darcie recently commented, “I am excited to start this new challenge as managing editor of NGS Magazine, and I look forward to working with a team of talented authors and designers to further develop thought-provoking content. I am fortunate to have worked with many journal, magazine and quarterly editors who have motivated me to be a better writer and editor. I am looking forward to this next chapter and contributing to NGS.”

Darcie also contributes time as a volunteer in the genealogy field. She currently serves as Director of the Board, Region 4, for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and was past Chapter President for the National Capital Area Chapter of APG, which was a recipient of the Golden Chapter Award in 2014 during her presidency. She also served FGS as the Chair of their Outreach Committee.

Jordan Jones, President of the National Genealogical Society said “Darcie’s experience, knowledge of genealogy, and editorial and writing skills made her a natural choice as managing editor, but it is her creative approach to examining topics that made her an exciting addition to the NGS family. We view Darcie’s appointment as a sign of NGS’s commitment to bring new ideas and a fresh point-of-view to our members.”

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

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An Anchor/Reporter’s Exciting Discoveries in Family History


Rob Cardwell is a news anchor/reporter for WTVR – CBS6 in Richmond, Virginia. He didn’t know much of anything about his family tree, and even less about Richmond history when he moved there from Panama Beach, Florida nearly 15 years ago. However, with some digging (pun intended), Chesterfield County Public Library,, and other resources, he soon traced his an ancestry back – way back…

Then he put together a special presentation for WTVR. It was very well done. You might want to check it out.

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Check out the Mobile App for RootsTech 2015


I got a notice from RootsTech this morning that the RootsTech 2015 mobile app is now available for download. I immediately downloaded it at Google Play, and began using it on my cell phone. The app gives the user access to all of the conference information, including classes, exhibitors, and speakers.

With the conference app, you can:

  • Create a personalized conference class schedule.
  • Find speaker information.
  • Get exhibitor details
  • View maps of the conference facility and exhibit hall
  • Connect with other conference attendees
  • Tweet and post your favorite quotes and pictures at RootsTech
  • Watch videos (currently 2014 items)
  • Read news
  • Go to

Plan for RootsTech 2015, and download the RootsTech 2015 conference app today at the App Store and Google Play.

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I’m Really Sick of Being Sick – and I’m finally well again…

Update January 25, 2014 – I’m finally feeling 100% myself again. Last Tuesday morning I awoke and realized that my chest didn’t hurt anymore. The pain had gone away and then come back with a vengeance. I hope I never have to go through all that again!

Update January 9, 2015 – I’m better – back at work – but still fighting the mucus in my lungs…

For those of you who may wonder why I haven’t been blogging, there’s a simple answer… On December 14, the day folks were flying out from our annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, I came down very with a virus, making me very ill. I traveled the 900 miles home by car, sick all the way, and then pretty much collapsed once I got here. Not being a miser with my miseries, I gave portions of the virus to my entire family – thus ensuring we all had a rather miserable Christmas. Oh, well – better luck next year.

I am starting to feel better, although I’m still feeling the effects of this thing. I have to do a road trip this week, so I’m hoping to be feeling MUCH better real soon now.

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Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015

Former First Lady Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna Bush Hager to headline RootsTech, see the details in this press release:


Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015

Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Bush Hager

RootsTech 2015 attendees will get to hear firsthand how one of the nation’s most famous families celebrates their family across generations. RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speakers during the Friday morning general session on February 13, 2015.

The former First Lady will talk about life in the White House and the importance of family during those eight years, as well as reflect on the difficult days following September 11th. Jenna Bush Hager will join her mother onstage for a fireside chat where they will share family stories as a new mother and grandmother.

FamilySearch CEO, Dennis Brimhall, is excited to welcome the Bush family. As we celebrate families across generations this year, I can’t think of more fitting guests to have join us. This will be quite memorable.” FamilySearch is the sponsoring organization for RootsTech.

Hager currently works as a contributor for NBC’s The Today Show and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her daughter, Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager.

In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Bush is a best-selling author, founder of the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. and Chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Laura Bush served as First Lady while her husband, George W. Bush was President of the United States from 2001-2009. Her father-in-law,George H.W. Bush was President of the United States from 1989-1993.

Visit and reserve your seat to hear Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager. Passes start at just $19.

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Findmypast release the 1890 US census, over 31 million England and Wales marriages, over 71,000 Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers and new additions to their collection of British Newspapers

This press release was recently issues by Find My Past:

Findmypast release the 1890 US census, over 31 million England and Wales marriages, over 71,000 Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers and new additions to their collection of British Newspapers

Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. This week’s new additions also include over 31 million English Marriages, over 131,000 Welsh Marriages, the final instalment of our collection of Irish Petty Session Court Registers, the 1890 US census and new additions to our collection of historic British Newspapers.

In 1921, a fire destroyed nearly all of the records and materials from the US 1890 census that were stored in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington D.C. Almost all of the original data from the 1890 census is no longer available. About 1,000 pages and fragments survived the fire. These include some records from specific counties in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas. It is these pages and fragments that make up this collection.

The 1890 census forms provided information about every individual in the house including their name, age, gender, relationship to the head of the household, occupation, marital status, place of birth, parent’s place of birth, level of literacy, number of years spent in the US and whether or not they were a civil war veteran or widow.

Over 31 million International Genealogical Index (IGI) England Marriages 1538-1973 have been added to our collection of UK Marriage records. Spanning the 435 years between 1538 and 1975, each record consists of a transcript of the original document. Each record consists of a transcript of the original document. The amount of information contained varies although the records usually list the couple’s names, place of marriage, date of marriage and the names of the groom’s parents.

Over 131,000 International Genealogical Index (IGI) Wales, Marriages 1541-1900. Each record consists of a transcript of the original document. The amount of information contained varies although the records usually list the couple’s names, place of marriage, date of marriage and the names of the groom’s parents.

Over 710,000 records have been added to complete our collection of Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. Petty Sessions handled the bulk of lesser criminal and civil legal proceedings. These were presided over by Justices of the Peace, who were unpaid and often lacked any formal legal training. Justices were usually prominent landowners or gentlemen. Justice was pronounced summarily at these courts – i.e. without a jury. Petty Sessions sat daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the volume of cases, and often saw controversial judgements. Every court had a clerk, whose job it was to record the details of each case in the registers.

Now the largest collection of Irish court & prison records available anywhere online, there over 22 million records in the collection. They include details of victims, witnesses and the accused, such as address, date in court, details of the offence, details of the verdict and the sentence.

Over 800,000 new articles have been added to our collection of British Newspapers. Two new titles have also been added, the Aberdeen Weekly Journal, County Chronicle and the Surrey Herald & Weekly Advertiser for Kent.  Substantial updates to existing titles include over 112,000 additional articles from the Sheffield Independent and over 110,000 additional articles from the Western Daily Press. The full collection now stands at over 100 million articles.

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Registration Opens for the 2015 CSI-Genealogy

The following letter was sent out to announce registration for the 2015 event:


Fellow genealogists:

Carl Sandburg College is excited to announce that registration for the 2015 CSI-Genealogy is continuing in our four classes taught by Cyndi Ingle, Debbie Mieszala, Michael John Neill, and Teresa Steinkamp McMillin.

We’d love it if you could share information about this exciting upcoming educational opportunity with your readers.

CSI-G consists of four separate tracks of lectures including online/digital research, intermediate and advanced methodology, and German research.

There’s more information on CSI-Genealogy on our blog at

Our Facebook presence is at:

A copy of our flyer can be downloaded here:

If you have any questions about CSI-Genealogy, I’d be happy to answer them.



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German Studies part of Pre-Conference day of events

Press release from NGS:


German Studies: Understanding German Records and Methodology will be held on Tuesday, 12 May 2015, during the Pre-Conference day of events.

More Americans claim German ancestry than any other nationality. If you are one of those researchers with German ancestry, do not miss this singular opportunity to expand your knowledge and research capabilities. This German Studies seminar features three nationally known German speakers, Warren Bittner, CG, Baerbel Johnson, AG, and Carol Whitton, CG, discussing topics to help further your German research.

History affected an ancestor’s decision to leave Germany.  Learn key historical facts for various time periods and the events in which your ancestor may have participated.  You will want to attend if you need assistance with:

  • Finding an ancestor’s village of origin
  • Breaking through a brick wall
  • Learning about German administrative organizations
  • Locating maps
  • Understanding territorial changes
  • Contacting  German Archives
  • Thinking-outside-the-box suggestions

8:00    Doors open
8:30    “Finding a Town of Origin” (Baerbel Johnson)
9:45    “German Historical Maps and Territories” (Warren Bittner)
11:00    “Finding the Correct German Archives” (Carol Whitton)
12:00     Lunch
1:00    “Strategies for Solving German Research Problems” (Baerbel Johnson)
2:15    “German History Makes a Difference” (Warren Bittner)

Price is $110, and includes lunch.
To register, go to 
Registration is limited so register early!

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Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit

The following press release was sent out by FamilySearch:


RootsTech - February 12-14, 2015
RootsTech – February 12-14, 2015
Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit
Nathan Furr at Innovator Summit One of the world’s leading authors and recognized experts in innovation and entrepreneurship will be part of the largest family history conference in the world. Nathan Furr, Ph.D., will be joining RootsTech as a keynote speaker on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Innovator Summit. His keynote address, titled “How to Apply the Innovator’s Method to Increase Your Success and Decrease Your Risk,” will zero in on how to capture new opportunities, how to balance the need for execution and flexibility, how startups develop innovative business models, and the impact of learning on new market success.
Nathan Furr is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University and has a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His new book, The Innovator’s Method (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2014) combines the two, bringing the radical “lean start-up” approach to innovation into established organizations. His previous book, Nail It Then Scale It (NISI Institute, 2011), underscores that the seeds to entrepreneurial success are sown before you build anything.

Nathan Furr is just one of the many exciting and inspiring speakers at RootsTech Innovator Summit. The Innovator Summit offers developers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs access to the latest content and resources that provide insight on family history data, services, and inspiration for current and future projects. A full lineup of classes are offered on Wednesday, February 11, with additional classes offered on Thursday and Friday. The Wednesday event includes Furr’s keynote address, a lunch combined with the semifinal round of the RootsTech Innovator Challenge, an evening mingle, and a late-night hack-a-thon event. If you are a developer, business leader, or entrepreneur, you won’t want to miss this event.

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The Georgia Frontier; Three Volume Set — 15% OFF

cf9873The Georgia Frontier; Three Volume Set, by Jeannette Holland Austin

Volume I: Colonial Families to the Revolutionary War

Volume II: Revolutionary War Families to the Mid-1880

Volume III: Descendents of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Families

Following General James Oglethorpe’s initial settling of Europeans from England, Scotland, and the Palatine to the Georgia Colony and the dissolution of the Georgia trustees’ charter, the British Crown offered substantial land grants to entice other colonists to settle and work the Georgia countryside.

As early as 1752, colonists from New England, Virginia, and the Carolinas poured into Georgia, bringing with them their families, servants, and sometimes entire religious communities. By 1775, these “frontier” settlements had established extensive coastal cotton and rice plantations. After the Revolution, Patriot veterans established homesteads by taking up land grants for their war services. During the early 1800s, Georgia employed a series of land lotteries to attract even more settlers. Once the federal government had “removed” Georgia’s Cherokee and Creek populations during the late 1820s, the stage was set for a climactic state lottery of middle and western Georgia lands in 1832.

Set against the history of Georgia’s advancing frontier, this unprecedented three-volume work, the outgrowth of one genealogist’s professional lifetime of tracing Georgia family histories, sets forth the genealogies of 591 families, referencing tens of thousands of Georgia settlers. The families are divided into three convenient groupings: (1) those who settled prior to 1775, (2) families who first entered Georgia between the Revolution and before the Civil War, and (3) families that migrated to Georgia from Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina during various periods.

It is impossible to praise this new compendium of family histories too highly. Mrs. Austin’s work is destined to be regarded as a landmark in Georgia genealogy. Scan the surnames of the main families covered, below, to learn if your Georgia ancestors are those who pioneered the Georgia frontier.


The Georgia Frontier; Three Volume Set, by Jeannette Holland Austin is now available from Family Roots Publishing for 15% OFF for a Limited Time.


Surnames listed in each of the volumes:

Volume I:
Adams, Adkerson/Adkinson/Atkinson, Akens/Akins, Alfriend, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Andrew/Andrews, Armor/Armour, Arnett, Arnsdorff, Askin/Askins, Atwell, Austin, Aycock, Ayres, Bacon, Baillie, Baker, Baldwin, Ball, Banks, Barnard, Barnett, Barron, Battle, Baxley, Bazemore, Bechtle, Beddingfield, Bedell, Berkner, Berry, Biddenback, Bignon (du bignon), Billingslea, Bird, Blackstone, Blount, Blow, Blue, Bohannon, Bohrman, Bolzius, Bond, Bostick/Bostwick, Bowen, Bowling, Boykin, Braddy, Bradley, Bradshaw, Bradwell, Brandner, Branham, Brannon, Brantley, Braswell, Breedlove, Brewer, Brincefield, Broach, Browning, Bryan, Bryant, Buckner, Bulloch, Buntz, Burford, Burgholder (Bourghalter), Burnley, Butler, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Candler, Carlton, Carr, Carter, Cassells, Castleberry, Castlin, Chaffin, Chapman, Chappell, Chattin, Cheney, Childs, Choate, Clarke, Clay, Clements, Cleaveland/Cleveland, Cleveland, Clower, Cocke, Cofer, Cole, Collier, Collins, Comer, Congleton, Conner, Cook, Cooper, Corneck, Cornwell, Cotton, Cowan, Cox, Crenshaw, Cross, Crutchfield, Cuthbert, Damour, Darden, Darsey, Davis, Dawson, Delegal, Delk, Dent, Dewberry, Dickson, Dozier, Drawhorn, Dregors, Driggers, Driver, Dukes, Dumas, Dunn, Durden, Durham, Dwight, Dyson, Early, Earnest, Easterling, Edge, Edwards, Elliott, Ellis, Emerson, English, Epps, Etheridge, Evans, Fambrough, Feagin, Feaster, Few, Finney, Fisher, Fletcher, Flewellen, Fraser, Freeman, Fryer, Fullilove, Futch, Gafford, Gardner, Gates, Gay, Gee, Germain, Germany, Gibbons, Gibbs, Gibson, Gilbert, Gilder, Gilmer, Giovanoli, Glascock, Gober, Godfrey, Goggans, Golden/Golding, Goldwire, Goodall, Goodman, Goodwin, Gordon, Graham, Gray, Greer, Grier, Griminger, Gronau, Guerry, Gunter, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hammond, Hancock, Hansford, Hanson, Hardeman/Harman, Harmon, Harper, Harrell, Harris, Harrison, Hart, Hatcher, Hatchett, Hawkins, Haygood, Healy, Helfenstein, Henderson, Hendricks, Hendry, Henry, Herron, Hickman, Hicks, Hiers, Hill, Hillhouse, Hines, Hird, Hodges, Hodges, Hogan, Holcombe, Holland, Hollis, Holt, Hood, Hooper, Horne, Horton, Houstoun, Howard, Howard, Huckaby, Hudson, Huffstetler, Hughes, Huguley, Humphrey, Hutchings, Hutchings, Ingram, Irby, Irwin, Jackson, James, Jarrard, Jay, Jemison, Jewett, Johnson, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Justice, Kelly, Kennedy, Kennon, Kibbee, Kieffer, Kilgo/Kilgore, Kimbrough, King, Knighton, Lamar, Lane, Lanham, Lanier, Lasseter, Lastinger, Lavender, Layfield, Lee, Lester, Lester, LeSueur, Letson, Lewis, Lightner, Loggins, Long, Love, Lowe, Loyd, Mabry, MacBean, Macintosh, Mackay, Madison, Mallard, Malone, Mann, Marbury, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Massey, Maxey, Maxwell, May, McCall, McClendon, McCord, McCormick, McCorquodale, McCoy, McDonald, McGinty, McKee, McKey, McLean, McMichael, McRight, Means, Melson, Mercer, Merriman, Merritt, Messer, Middlebrooks, Milledge, Miller, Mills, Minis, Mitchell, Money/Mooney, Montgomery, Moon, Moore, Morel, Morgan, Morris, Morton, Moss, Mullins, Murphy, Napier, Naylor, Nesmith, Norman, Norris, Odingsell, Oglethorpe, Oliver, Orr, Ortman, Osgood, Overton, Owen, Oxford, Padgett, Parker, Parr, Paterson, Paulk, Payne, Peacock, Pearson, Peek, Peeler, Pendley, Penrose, Perdue, Perkins, Perry, Perryman, Phifer, Phillips, Pike, Pitts, Polhill, Pope, Potts, Prather, Prince, Proctor, Pye, Quarterman, Radford, Rae, Rahn, Ramsey, Ray, Redding, Reeves, Reid, Remshart, Rich, Richardson, Roberts, Robinson, Rogers, Roquemore, Rountree, Rouvier, Rumble, Russell, Sappington, Satterwhite, Scarborough, Schaeffer, Schweighofer, Scott, Searcy, Seckinger, Shannon, Shattles, Shepherd, Sheppard, Shiflet, Shirey, Shockley, Sikes/Sykes, Simmons, Singleton, Sisk, Skinner, Slaughter, Slocumb, Smith, Smylie, Stallings, Stallsworth, Standley, Starr, Stewart, Stocks, Strickland, Stripling, Struthers, Stubbs, Sumner, Surrency, Tankersley, Taylor, Tekell/Teakell, Tennille, Thomas, Thornton, Todd, Tomlin, Treadway, Trotman, Upton, Ussery, Valentine, Vanderplank, Vanzant, Veazey, Vernon, Wade, Waldhauer, Warnell, Warren, Watkins, Watson, Way, Welch, Wells, Wereat, Wheelis/Wheeless/Wheelus, Whitefield, Wilcher, Wilder, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wimberly, Winn, Wright, Young, Zant, Zellner, Zettler, Ziegler, Zipperer, Zitterauer, Zorn, and Zouberbuhler.

Volume II:
Aaron, Adams, Albritton, Aldredge, Alexander, Alston, Anglin, Ansley, Ash/Ashe, Atkinson, Avera, Avery/Avary, Baldree, Baldwin, Bankston, Barfield, Barksdale, Barnett, Barnwell, Bartlett, Battle, Bell, Berry, Biddy, Bingham, Blackstock, Blackwell, Blair, Blandford, Bond, Bonnell, Bonner, Borders, Bostick, Bowen, Braselton, Brooks, Brunson, Bullock, Burgess, Burney, Butler, Butner, Buttrill, Caldwell, Campbell, Candler, Cannon, Carithers, Carlton, Carmichael, Carnes, Caruth, Castlin, Causey, Cauthern, Chalker, Chamlee, Childs, Cline, Cloud, Clower, Cochran, Coggins, Colbert, Collins, Comer, Conner, Cooper, Cordle, Crawford, Creel, Creighton, Crisson, Crosson, Crowley, Cunningham, Curls, Day, Deason, Denson, Dobbs, Dooly, Dover, Dowdy, Drawhorn/Draughton, Dyer, Easley, Eberhart, Evans, Eve, Fitzpatrick, Fleming, Flewellen, Fountain, Franklin, Freeman, Garrard, Gilmer, Gober, Golden, Goodson, Goss, Greer, Guess, Gunnells, Guthrie, Guyton, Hammock, Hargis, Hargrove, Harris, Harrison, Haygood, Haynes, Heard, Heath/Heeth, Henderson, Hicks, Hill, Hilley, Hodge, Holt, Hooper, Hopkins, House, Howard, Howell, Hubert, Huff, Human, Hume, Humphrey/Humphries, Hurt, Inman, Irby, Irwin, Jeffers, Jolley, Jones, Keaton, Kemp, Kendrick, Key, Kirk, Kiser, Kitchens, Knox, Kontz, Lamkin, Ledbetter, Lee, Lemon, Lester, Lewis, Liddell, Lindley, Little, Lockett, Lockhart, Long, Lord, Lovelace, Lowry, Lyon, Mangum, Matthews, Mayes, McCall, McCardle, McClure, McCurdy, McGuire, McRee, Meeks, Merritt, Miller, Millican, Moone, Moore, Morris, Moseley, Mullins, Mundy, Neal, Nephew, Newsom, Nicholson, Nunnalee, Ogletree, Oliver, Orr, Parker, Parris, Peace, Pentecost, Perdue, Perkins, Peters, Phinizy, Powell, Power, Preston, Pullen, Quillian, Ragsdale, Raiford, Redding, Redman, Renfroe, Rollestone, Rouse, Rucker, Rumph, Russell, Rutherford, Ryals, Satterfield, Sanford, Scroggins, Selman, Sewell, Shackleford, Shankle, Shannon, Sheffield, Sheftall, Sheppard, Simmons, Sims, Siniard, Smith, Stansel, Stapler, Steed, Steele, Stephens, Stephenson, Stevens, Stokes, Stovall, Strickland, Strong, Stroud, Stubbs, Summerhill, Swift, Swinney, Talley, Tatom, Taylor, Tibbitts, Tidwell, Todd, Tomlin, Townsend, Trammell, Trotman, Trout, Tucker, Tuggle, Turk, Turner, Upton, Varnedoe, Veal, Vickers, Wadsworth, Wakefield, Waldrep/Waldrop/Waldroup, Waldrop, Walker, Wall, Waller, Walraven, Walton, Watkins, Watts, Wellbourne, Whatley, Wheeless, Whelchel, Whisenhunt, White, Whitehead, Whitehurst, Wigley, Wilburn, Wilkins, Wills, Wilson, Wimberly, Wimpy, Wisener, Wommack, Woolfolk, Wootten, Worley, Wortham, Wyche, Wylie, York, Zellers, and Zuber.

Volume III:
Ables, Adair, Austin, Baxter, Beckham, Bell, Bird, Bittick, Bivins, Bone, Bradley, Brent, Brooks, Brown, Bulloch, Calloway, Camp, Carlton, Carnes, Carter, Chambless/Chambliss, Cheatham, Clements, Cliatt, Cobbs, Coles, Collins, Conger, Cook, Craton/Crayton, Danielly, Davis, Dean, Delk, Dent, Dixon, Drew, Durham, Edmondson, Edwards, Elsberry, Ethridge, Evans, Fambrough, Finch, Foote, Forsyth, Franklin, Gamel/Gammell, Gann, Gideon, Greene, Gruber, Hagan/Hagin, Hamilton, Hargett/Hugett, Harris, Hill, Hitchcock, Hogan, Holland, Howard, Howell, Huckaby, Johns, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kalcher, Keaten, Kilpatrick (Patrick), Lane, Lee, Leverett, Littleton, Matthews, McGarity, McGee, McKenney/McKinney, Mercer, Miles, Monfort/Montford/Munford, Moody, Moon, Noland, O’Neal, Parker, Parris, Perkins, Ponder, Power, Pye, Ragsdale, Roberts, Roguemore, Sailors, Salter, Sanders, Singleton, Skedsvold, Smith, Sorrells, Sparks, Spiers/Spears, Spinks, Starling, Stegall, Sullivan, Tapley, Tolbert, Wade, Waldron, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Woodall, York, Young, and Youngblood.


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Maryland Genealogies, in Two Volumes — 15% OFF

cf3735Maryland Genealogies, a two volume set, contains all the family history articles published in the Maryland Historical Magazine from its inception through 1976. The magazine was produced by the Maryland Historical Society. The families found in these articles “arrived, for the most part, in the early colonial period,” but are not limited to just British families. There are also know German and French families, along with some Jewish families.

“Most of the articles begin with the first member of the family in Maryland and trace descendants in the male line down to the early eighteenth century. “While most of the articles reprinted here are family lineages, tracing all lines of descent in the male line from a common ancestor, there are other types of articles as well. For example, there are Bible records…A few articles discuss in great detail the various theories concerning the origin of the immigrant ancestor…A third type of article deals with families from the same locality who are closely related through a series of marriages.”

According to Robert Barnes, author of the introduction, “since they have been largely inaccessible to the researcher, we have excerpted these articles in entirety and rearranged them in this comprehensive two-volume work, adding an introduction by a noted Maryland genealogist and personal name indexes.”

The consolidated articles–nearly 100 in number–now form a reference work of a type long needed in Maryland genealogy, with the range and scholarly authority demanded by the researcher. Based on the index, the names listed below are just some of the surnames found in the books, with an estimated 14,000 total names listed.


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Following is a list of the families named in the titles to the various articles:

  • Abington
  • Auld
  • Ball
  • Bartlett
  • Belt
  • Berry
  • Bladen
  • Blakistone
  • Bonvile
  • Brengle
  • Briscoe
  • Brooke
  • Caile
  • Calvert
  • Chew
  • Christison
  • Churchill
  • Clements
  • Cohen
  • Coplestone
  • Croker
  • Cromwell
  • Dent
  • Dixon
  • Dorsey
  • Dunn
  • Egerton
  • Ellicot
  • Elliott
  • Emory
  • Fairfax
  • Faris
  • Fox
  • Foxworthy
  • Frisby
  • Fritchie
  • Frith
  • Gary
  • Gerard
  • Gist
  • Goldsborough
  • Gordon
  • Gough-Carroll
  • Hall
  • Harrison
  • Harwood
  • Haskins
  • Hausil
  • Hawley-Halley
  • Highland
  • Hollyday
  • Hungerford
  • Hynson
  • Jones
  • Kemp
  • Key
  • Lambdin
  • Lane
  • LeCompte
  • Lee
  • Levis
  • Linthicum
  • Lloyd
  • Loockerman
  • Lowe
  • Lowndes
  • MacKeeles
  • Marsh
  • Merryman
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Murdock
  • Neale
  • Owens-Owings
  • Pearce-Levy
  • Pennock
  • Plater
  • Poe
  • Price
  • Pritchett
  • Randall
  • Ridgely
  • Rigbie
  • Rockhold
  • Sewall
  • Sharpe
  • Skinner
  • Smallwood
  • Smith
  • Snead
  • Sparrow
  • Sprigg
  • Stansbury
  • Stevens
  • Stewart
  • Sweetser
  • Tasker
  • Taylor
  • Tilghman
  • Todd
  • Webb
  • Weems
  • West
  • Winchester-Owens-Owings-Price
  • Wise
  • Wrightson
  •  Young-Woodward-Hesselius

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Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography — 15% OFF

cf4570The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) was founded in 1877 by The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The magazine has been a “gold mine of information relating to the history and biography of the Keystone State and neighboring areas.” The magazine contained a plethora of information on compiled family histories, Bible records, censuses, passenger lists, etc. Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families is a collection of some 200 family history articles culled from the first 56 volumes of PMHB.

This compilation contains all but one of the family history articles that were in the Magazine up to 1935 when genealogical contributions were discontinued. The one missing article appeared as a book in 1913. This collection also has every Bible record and genealogical fragment known to have been published in the Magazine. In all, this consolidation refers to some 20,000 individuals having some connection with the families listed in the contents below.

The book was published in 1981 with an Introduction by Milton Rubincam.

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Contents/List of Aritcles


Atkinson Families of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, by Oliver Hough

Bedant-Robbins-Lake Bible Records, copied by Sarah A. Risley

William Biles, by Miles White, Jr.

Boone Genealogy

Carpenter Genealogical Notes

Chandler Genealogy

Genealogical Note of the Chapman Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Claypoole Genealogy, by J. Rutgers LeRoy

Three Generations of the Clymer Family

Captain William Crispin, by M. Jackson Crispin

Jacob Dubs, of Milford, by Joseph Henry Dubbs

Pedigree of Rowland Ellis, of Bryn-Mawr, From His Own Manuscript, 1697, by Thomas Allen Glenn

Parentage of Major John Fenwick, Founder of Salem, New Jersey, by Edwin Jaquett Sellers

Captain Gerlach Paul Flick, Pennsylvania Pioneer, by Alexander C. Flick

The Foulke Family of Gwynedd, PA, by Howard M. Jenkins

Old Records of the Foulke, Skirm, Taylor, Coalman, Woolley and Gaskill Families

The Franks Family, by Charles Henry Hart

Delaware Bible Records [Futcher], by C. H. B. Turner

Records of the Descendants of James and Phebe Gillingham

The Gilpin Ancestry, by Alfred Rudulph Justice

Genealogical Notes Regarding the Family of Glen, or Glenn, by Thomas Allen Glenn

Graham Family Records

Records of the Hall Family of Bristol, Pensylvania


Genealogical Sketch of General W. S. Hancock, by Howard M. Jenkins

English Ancestry of Samuel Hedge, Son-In-Law of Major John Fenwick of Salem Colony, New Jersey, by A. H. Hord

Records of the Hill Family of Massachusetts, by Charles Austin Robinson

Hill Records

The Descendants of Sarah Holme, Daughter of Thomas Holme, by Richmond C. Holcomb

Hudson Family Records, by Howard Williams Lloyd

Husband-Price-Haines Families, by Thomas Maxwell Potts

Hutton, Plumsted and Devereux Families, by Gregory B. Keen

The Jones Family of Bethlehem Township, by J. H. Dubbs

Genealogical Records of the Jones Family of Wales and Pennsylvania, Lewis Jones Levick

The Wife and Children of Sir William Keith, by Charles P. Keith

Ancestry of Children of Isaac Lea

Some of the Descendants of Evan Robert Lewis of Fron Goch, Wales

Genealogical Records [Manlove, Master, mason, Bibbe, Broxson, Kellam, Burroughs, Polk, Shaw, Chipman, and Brown], by C. H. B. Turner

Genealogical Records of the Marshal Family of Lewes, Delaware, 1737-1839, by by C. H. B. Turner

Delaware, Bible Records [Marshall]

Sketch of Colonel Ephraim Martin of the New Jersey Continental Line

Some Additional Information Concerning Ephraim Martin Esquire Colonel of the Fourth New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Line, by Edmund J. James

James Miles and Some of His Descendants, by Thomas Allen Glen

Morton of Calcon Hook, by Thomas Allen Glenn

Owen of Merion, by Thomas Allen Glenn

Genealogical Gleanings, Contributory to a History of the Family of Penn, by J. Henry Lea

Family Records Contained in the Bible of Jonathan Platts

Porter Families of Chester County and York County, Pennsylvania, by Porter Farquharson Cope

A Sketch of Some of the Descendants of Owen Richards, Who Emigrated to Pennsylvania Previous to 1718, by Louis Richards

A Record of the Richards Family From an Old Welsh Bible, by Howard Williams Lloyd

Rohrer Records

Descendants of John Rush

Genealogical Records Copied from the Bible of Thomas Say

The English Ancestors of the Shippen Family and Edward Shippen, of Philidelphia, by Thomas Willing Balch

Notes on the Steelman Family of Cinnaminson Township in Burlington County and Greenwich Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, by Authur Adams

Records from the Taylor Family Bible

Catharine Tennent, by A. D. S.

The Washington Pedigree: Corrigenda and Addenda, by Charles H. Browning

The Washington Pedigree, by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr.

The Wharton Family, by Anne H. Wharton

The Williams Family

Genealogical Gleanings of the Wilson, or Willsons, of Ulster, by Thomas Allen Glenn

Wiltbank Family Records

Notes on the Woods Family in Bedford, Pennsylvania, by Joseph L. Delafield

Zane Family

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