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The very popular treasury of bot mots and wise words from Elizabeth Shown Mills and Ruth Brossette Lennon, Tips & Quips for the Family Historian, is just one of four valuable titles we’ve put back into stock this month. Scroll down to learn if one of them is just the title you’ve been waiting for!

Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. In Two Volumes

This two-volume work contains the names and other particulars of some 40,000 Virginia militiamen. The first volume was originally published in 1851 by the Virginia Auditor’s Office, and the second, much larger, volume was published a year later as a “Supplement.” Both volumes have now been reprinted under the simple title, Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. An index–entirely lacking in the original publications–has been added to each volume.

TIPS & QUIPS For the Family Historian. By Elizabeth Shown Mills & Ruth Brossette Lennon

Tips and Quips is a treasury of bon mots and wise words for everyone who pursues genealogy. The sayings and writings found in Tips and Quips are divided up into no fewer than 86 categories relevant to genealogists.  Categories from Analysis, Ethnic Research and Genetic Genealogy, to the Internet, Land and Names; and from Photographs, Plagiarism and Proof, to Research, Sources and Tax Records. It’s easy to find just the quip you need from the book’s detailed table of contents, or you can search the author index or consult the glossary of terms at the back of the volume.

Truth is, Tips and Quips is entertaining, inspiring, and informative, making it that rarity among genealogy books—bedside reading.  Here are some illustrations, arranged by category to whet your appetite:

Ancestors. “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.—Chinese Proverb.

Documentation. “In God we trust, All others must show sources.”—David Woody.

Ethnic Research. “Researching your ancestors during slavery becomes researching the owners of your ancestors.”—Nancy Richey.

Genealogy. “Genealogy is not fatal—but it’s a grave disease.”—Anonymous

Genealogy. “None of us can harbor prejudice against another group of people when we realize that, with the very next document we find, we could be a part of them.”—Elizabeth Shown Mills.

Genetic Genealogy. “People lie. DNA doesn’t.”—Angie Bush

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Quicksheet: Citing Ancestry Databases & Images. NEW SECOND EDITION!

Ancestry is the largest and most widely used genealogy site on the Internet. As an Ancestry user yourself, you’ve looked at databases with billions of names, so now you want to be sure you can get back to a specific record or lead others to the same record; and you need to identify your sources, to verify and cross-check them for accuracy, using the correct citations to Ancestry’s online databases and images.

Help is at hand with the all-new Second Edition of  Elizabeth Shown Mills’ fabulous Quicksheet for citing the myriad  sources found on Ancestry.  With this new Quicksheet, you’ll know instantly how to cite databases that include census records, vital records, passenger lists, city directories, and family trees; and how to cite images that include manuscripts, maps, newspapers, and online books and articles.

The new second edition accounts for the vast increase in content and contributors on Ancestry  since 2009, when the original Quicksheet was published, including the thousands of family trees created by genealogists who use Ancestry.  Mills’ guide also contains an entirely new section for citing local legal records and new guidance for waypoint-style citations. In Quicksheet: Citing Ancestry  Databases & Images, you’ll find the standards you need for the correct citation of Ancestry sources, as well as help in judging the reliability of those sources.

Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Third Edition Revised

Evidence Explained is the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources. Like the previous editions, the revised third edition explains citation principles for both traditional and nontraditional sources; includes more than 1,000 citation models for virtually every source type; and shows readers where to go to find their sources and how to describe and evaluate them. It contains many new citation models, updates to websites, and descriptions and evaluations of numerous contemporary materials not included in earlier editions—including the original Third Edition.

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