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Genealogy Book Reviews

We were delighted to see that several prominent periodicals had good things to say about new and newish installments in our “Genealogy at a Glance” series of research aids. The following highlights of those reviews come from the March 2021 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly,  the long running newspaper column Kinsearching, and the March 1 issue of The Bulletin, quarterly magazine of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon.

Genealogy at a Glance: Mexico Genealogy Research, by Debbie Gurtler

“While the compact format of the “Genealogy at a Glance” series allows only four pages, Mexico Genealogy Research gives researchers specific, excellent directions . . . . The author’s professional experience as manager of the Latin American/Southern Europe research teams at the Family history Library . . . is evident in her ability to present large amounts of information concisely while keeping the researcher in mind . . . An impressive aspect of Gurtler’s work is the quantity of reading material and online resources she cites and explains, from foundational books written in the 1990s to sixteen current URLs. Mexico Genealogy Research provides both novice and advanced Mexican genealogical researchers a thorough and convenient resource.—Peggy Ryskamp, NGSQ, March 2021. View Book Details

Genealogy at a Glance: War of 1812 Research. Updated ed., by the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project and Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG

“This updated edition of War of 1812 Research is a well organized four-page guide. It’s concise design assists family historians and professional genealogists to quickly navigate major collections . . . The well-designed research checklist on the back page allows the researcher to match a goal to the surviving record or resource group available to accomplish the goal . . . The guide is outstanding in highlighting some of the National Archives microfilm items that have been digitized and available as browsable collections on FamilySearch,–Debra M. Dudek, NGSQ, March 2021
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Genealogy at a Glance: Ontario, Canada, Genealogy Research, by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Unless you live in states bordering Canada, numerous genealogists are probably unaware of the ancestral connections between many people in that nation and the United States and the wide variety of ethnic groups who settled there. . . As a result many family historians will welcome the latest addition to the extremely popular “Genealogy at a Glance” series . . . Most of Schulze’s text deal with the major genealogical resources: ships’ passenger lists . . . naturalization records . . . the Loyalists . . . censuses . . . and vital records . . . Tips to aid research and/or data about sources for further research appear at the end of most sections . . .  The streamlined Ontario, Canada, Genealogy Research offers valuable insights for a successful investigation pertaining to Canadian forebears in the country’s most populous province.”—Kinsearching, by Marleta Childs, May 2, 2021. View Book Details

Genealogy at a Glance : Swedish Genealogy Research, by Robert Johnson, JD, CG

In Swedish Genealogy Research, Robert Johnson presents a wealth of information in a very accessible way . . . Most interesting is the variety of records that can be found in Sweden . . . Household examination records were mandated in 1686 and contain information about everyone living in a household in the various parishes. These records can be found online, and some have been indexed . . . Johnson includes summaries of other records . . . and the guide will tell you how to access them.—The Bulletin, March 2021 View Book Details

Genealogy at a Glance : Polish Genealogy Research. Updated Edition, by Rosemary A. D. Chorzempa

“Chorzempa is the author of the comprehensive guide Polish Roots. In this abbreviated guide, readers will find fundamentals of researching this Polish ancestry. This revised edition includes updated URLs, the latest statistics, and online resources . . . It moves quickly to the best resources for finding a hometown in Europe . . . The last page is a list of ‘Areas in Polish Lands.” This list gives place names in English, Latin, Polish, and German. This is a great help when trying to determine if various records are from the same location . . .”The Bulletin, March 2021 View Book Details