Review of Historic German Newspapers Online. Second Edition

Kudos for New 2nd Edition of Historic German Newspapers Online, by Ernest Thode

For many years, Ernest Thode’s books have helped researchers find their German ancestors. These include six editions of his Address Book for Germanic Genealogy and his timeless German-English Genealogical Dictionary. More recently, he has made a study of free German-language newspapers available online. The first edition of Historic German Newspapers Online appeared in 2014. Since then,[…]Read more

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Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records

New Connecticut Vital Record Book Identifies Sources Not Indexed in Barbour Collection

Writing in the Introduction to her new volume, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond, author Linda MacLachlan explains the scope of her ten-year study thusly: “This book goes beyond the Barbour Index by adding six more towns to create a bibliography for all 149 Connecticut towns incorporated by 1850.  It also[…]Read more

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New Genealogy Books November 2019

More New Book Releases for November

Last week we wrote about a major new resource for Connecticut genealogy, Linda MacLachlan’s Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond. MacLachlan shows that Barbour and his staff omitted any number of sources researchers should know about, and her book is the complete inventory of Connecticut vital records. Besides Ms. MacLachlan’s groundbreaking[…]Read more

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“Bogus Stories of Military Ancestors Can Confound Family Historians,” by Richard Hite

(The following article was excerpted from Chapter 7 of Sustainable Genealogy, entitled “Military Service of Ancestors.”) “When I hear of some of the wildly exaggerated claims of the military exploits of my own ancestors and anyone else’s, I am reminded of “The Battle of Mayberry” episode of the Andy Griffith Show.  In one episode, Opie’s[…]Read more

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“Reasoning from Evidence,” by Thomas W. Jones, PH.D., CG, CGL, FASG

“Genealogy Pointers” continues with its practice of excerpting sections from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (Progen PPS), edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Today we have lifted the beginning pages of Chapter 12, “Reasoning from Evidence,” which was prepared by Dr. Thomas W. Jones. We are sure you will agree that even in these scant[…]Read more

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Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond

Major New Reference for Connecticut Genealogy

The Barbour Index to Connecticut vital records, created by Lucius B. Barbour, Connecticut Examiner of Public Records from 1922 to 1934, and housed at the Connecticut State Library, is the starting point for researching Connecticut birth marriage and death records prior to 1850. The 55-volume Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records published by the[…]Read more

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New Genealogy Educational Subscription Program from the “Genealogy Guys”

Aha! Seminars, Inc.®, the producer of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the Genealogy Connection podcast, and The Genealogy Guys Blog, is pleased to announce the launch of Genealogy Guys Learn (genealogyguyslearn.com), a subscription-based educational website designed to provide genealogy courses and videos for researchers of all skill levels. At its launch, Genealogy Guys Learn consists of text/image-based courses[…]Read more

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