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Genealogy Book Reviews

New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy, by Brian Mitchell

“This 122-page text, larger than an ordinary “pocket size,” is detailed, easy-to-read, and well written. The instructional materials, case studies, timelines, and other enhancements are well done and easy to follow. Brian Mitchell does not disappoint with this latest work. His text should be in arm’s reach of an Irish researcher’s computer. If there was a one-to-five star rating system for Irish research guides, Mitchell’s book would earn five stars.”—Sheila Benedict, National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

“This updated edition is packed full of information, advice and sources and is useful to beginners and advanced genealogists alike. . . .  The background history alone is worth reading for a basic understanding of Irish sources. A must for those trying to find their Irish roots.”—Ohio Genealogy News, Summer 2020. View Book Details

Genealogy at a Glance: Russian Genealogy Research, by Vera Ivanova Miller

“One reason the ‘Genealogy at a Glance’ series remains so popular is because the individual guides are created by knowledgeable authors who often furnish data on topics about which little has been written. Few Americans, for example, know much about Russian history, the language, or the many countries of the former USSR. As a result, most people with roots in that part of the world have not tried to trace their ancestors. Russian Genealogy Research by Vera Ivanova Miller, the latest publication in the “Genealogy at a Glance” series, will help many individuals overcome the complex challenges as they learn the fundamental backgrounds and resources needed to attempt the task. . . .Miller’s streamlined Russian Genealogy Research offers valuable insights for people wanting to discover their roots overseas.”—Marleta Childs, Kinsearching, March 28, 2021.

“Remember, the Russian Empire before 1918 included Poland and other countries. So, you might find ancestors in Russian records, even though the person wasn’t Russian. This four-page, laminated guide is long overdue.”—Ken Thomas, Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 2, 2021. View Book Details

Genealogy at a Glance: Ontario, Canada Genealogy Research, by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

“Lorine McGinnis Schulze is the well known Canadian blogger and author of “Olive Tree Genealogy,” which hosts hundreds of excellent free links to American and Canadian genealogy resources, including extensive ship passenger lists. Do you have branches of your family tree that settled in Ontario, Canada? If so, Lorine’s Genealogy at a Glance: Ontario, Canada Genealogy Research is a handy inexpensive resource that should be on your reference shelf . . .The topic with the most “meat,” so to speak, is Land Records, particularly for non-Canadians, who will discover several record sets which have no corresponding American type records . .  . .”—Linda Stufflebean, “Empty Branches on the Family Tree,” April 20, 2021.

“This booklet is designed primarily for the researcher who has little experience and understanding of Ontario Genealogy Research and provides an overview of the basics of finding Ontario genealogy resources.

“For someone like me that teaches and talks about genealogy a bit, it is invaluable because I can pull it out and provide some guidance to my student or colleague interested in the subject.

“The beauty of these “Genealogy at a Glance” booklets is that they are very light and portable in a briefcase or laptop case. They are fixtures in my research case.”—Randy Seaver, “Genea-Musings,” April 21, 2021. View Book Details