Review of 4th edition of the best book in genealogy

The Researcher’s Guide. 4th Edition Reviewed in St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly

If you profited from reading Mr. Greenwood’s sage advice on land records and don’t as yet own a copy of his book, you may wish to read the following review from the Winter 2018-2019 issue of  the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly. The…
Understanding Land Records Genealogy

Val D. Greenwood on Land Records

The last few issues of “Genealogy Pointers” have addressed land records in one way or another.  Before moving on to other topics, we would be remiss if we failed to share the expert advice concerning deeds and other land records that…
New Genealogy Books

New Spring Releases from

Our spring releases feature works on the intersection of genetics and genealogy, the Revolutionary War, runaway servants, and Scottish emigration—all of them by repeat authors. DNA has become the hottest aspect of American genealogy. Accordingly…
Genealogy Land Records

“Land Records—More than Mere Conveyances of Real Estate,” by Robert Barnes

Researchers who take the time to go beyond an index to land records may find many items of interest in a particular volume that may have not been indexed by the clerks of the county court.  For example, some indices may omit some references,…
teaching family history to children

New Study Concludes that Teaching Family History to Children Builds Personal Resilience

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According to a survey of young people conducted by psychologists at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia,  “children who know more about their families and family history are more resilient and tend to do better when facing challenges…
Proof Arguments & Case Studies Genealogy

Proof Arguments & Case Studies

We couldn’t have been prouder! It seemed like everybody who visited our booth at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, was talking about Professional Genealogy. Preparation, Practice & Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown…


Sale price expires at 11:59 PM, EDT, Thursday, June 20, 2019 (please scroll down to view on-sale items and pricing) Inexperienced researchers sometimes make uninformed decisions about Quaker ancestry. For example, one might assume that if…