17th Century Virginia

HOW TO RESEARCH NEW ANCESTORS, By Lyndon Hobbs Hart, III, Jamestowne Society Genealogist

The following article describes the criteria and important sources for obtaining membership in the distinguished Virginia lineage organization, the Jamestowne Society. The article is also valuable for identifying sources related to 17th-century Virginia research in general.  It originally appeared in the Jamestowne Society Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 1. Spring 2020,  p. 13, and is reproduced[…]Read more

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Review of Historic German Newspapers Online. Second Edition

How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist’s Guide Garners More Praise

Sunny Morton and Harold Henderson’s book, How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist’s Guide, continues to receive accolades in the genealogical media. In the December 2019 issue of the prestigious National Genealogical Society Quarterly, reviewer Robert Johnson calls the book “a great addition to many personal libraries.” Anne Lowery, writing[…]Read more

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Tae a Virus

The poem (below) comes to us from one of our Scottish authors who got it from a friend in New Zealand. Like the virus, these things travel quickly around the planet.  It is based on the work of Robert Burns. We hope the Scots dialect was not too challenging. If anyone knows the author, please[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

Library Journal Endorses New Irish and Church Record Books

Library Journal is the most prestigious magazine for the library industry. Collection development (acquisition) librarians are particularly reliant upon it when making decisions about what books to select for their patrons.   Accordingly, we were pleased to learn that the February 2020 issue of Library Journal gave thumbs up reviews to our two most recent how-to[…]Read more

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West Virginia Genealogy Books

UNIQUE BOOKS for Tracing Frontier Roots in Virginia, West Virginia, & Tennessee

From the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, millions of Americans (both native- born and immigrant) abandoned the Tidewater region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia for greener pastures. Since their predecessors had already claimed the best lands of the alluvial Tidewater, these families had little choice but to start their farms on the upland soil of[…]Read more

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Val Greenwood Researchers Guide To American Genealogy Review

Can You Use a Good Textbook?

If you still haven’t purchased your desk copy of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 4th Edition, the best textbook in the field of American genealogy, consider the comments in the following reviewers.  We ran them before, but the recommendations bear repeating, in our judgment. The reviews appeared in the prestigious Midwest Book Review, a[…]Read more

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