The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants

The New Immigrant Lines in RD 900, by Gary Boyd Roberts

Readers familiar with Gary Boyd Roberts’ scholarship know that between 2004 and 2010, Mr. Roberts wrote smaller, earlier editions of his now magnum opus, The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (2018). The earliest edition of the work covered the royal descents of 500 immigrants. Mr. Roberts[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820

New, Expanded 6th Edition of Landmark Publication Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina, From the Colonial Period to About 1820

The Third Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia was awarded the American Society of Genealogists’ prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award for the best work of genealogical scholarship published between 1991 and 1994. The new Sixth Edition is Heinegg’s most ambitious effort yet to reconstruct the history of the free African-American communities of[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820

NEWTON FAMILY Excerpt from Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820. 6th Edition, by Paul Heinegg

The new 6th Edition of Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820, by Paul Heinegg, contains genealogies of 650 families, 38 more families than found in the 5th Edition. Moreover, Mr. Heinegg has traced most of the families as far as possible from what is[…]Read more

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Scottish Wills and Testaments

New Scottish Guidebook Provides Lowdown on Records of Inheritance

Among its many features, Dr. David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: Beyond the Basics explains the process of inheritance in Scotland and the terms and locations researchers must reckon with when hunting for them.  Here’s a sample taken from the book:  Scottish Wills and Testaments In Scotland inheritance is controlled by a testament, a term[…]Read more

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Hear Dr. David Dobson Speak about his Scottish Genealogy: The Basics &Beyond

Hear Dr. David Dobson Speak about his Scottish Genealogy: The Basics & Beyond

Dr. David Dobson has published over 150 books for Genealogical.com (trading as Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Co.,). His books cover a wide range of Scottish and Irish source records, immigration, and a number of how-to books. His most recent book is the much-touted guidebook Scottish Genealogy: The Basics & Beyond. In preparation for the[…]Read more

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Tracing Irish ancestors

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. Fifth Edition Boasts Vast Guide to County Sources

Anyone familiar with Irish genealogy knows that John Grenham’ textbook, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, available exclusively from Genealogical.com in a hardcover Fifth Edition, is the last word on its subject. One outstanding feature of the book is its 250-page chapter on Irish county sources. Mr. Grenham arranges each county, from County Antrim through County Wicklow,[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

New and Updated “Genealogy at a Glance” Titles Garner Kudos

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[…]Read more

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What Do You Have in Common with Princes Harry and William

What Do You Have in Common with Princes Harry and William

What do you and Prince Harry and HRH Prince William have in common? The exciting possibility is that you and they are cousins, as well as cousins to both of their royal parents. In the film The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Mary Boleyn is depicted as having had a five-year relationship as mistress of Henry VIII, King of England–despite her marriage to William Carey, Gentleman[…]Read more

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“Creating a Research Plan to Solve Our Research Problem,” By Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG

Whatever the research problem, once we have carefully analyzed everything we have accumulated and are confident that our starting-point data is sound, we can move forward with the development of a work plan for productive research. Research plans offer prioritized, detailed lists of relevant sources that should provide information to resolve the stated problem. We[…]Read more

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