Women Heroes of America’s War for Independence

Women Heroes of America’s War for Independence | Women Patriots in the American Revolution. Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion – By Jack Darrell Crowder

Historians and genealogists have mostly overlooked the role of women in the American Revolution, even though women’s roles in working their farms, raising their children, and generally supporting the morale of the Patriot side were of great importance. The suffering of the men at Valley Forge, on the British prison ships, and during long marches[…]Read more

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAMILY TREEDNA

Now Available in a Print Edition! THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAMILY TREEDNA: Y-DNA, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X-DNA

Several weeks ago, we published the e-Book version of Roberta Estes’ new work, The Complete Guide to FamilyTreeDNA: Y-DNA, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X-DNA. (If you missed the announcement, you will find a summary of this important new title below). Today we are happy to report that the print version of Roberta’s book is now available[…]Read more

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Massachusetts Society of Genealogists hails Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants as “a valuable resource for genealogists at all levels.

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists hails Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants as “a valuable resource for genealogists at all levels”

The following review appears in the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists journal, MASSOG,  Volume 48 (2023-2024), No. 2 The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States, Second Edition in Three Volumes, by Gary Boyd Roberts (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2022. cxciii + 1,725 pp. Index. Softcover $190.00). Order[…]Read more

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Having Fun with Genealogy – A Look at Genealogical Humor

Having Fun with Genealogy – A Look at Genealogical Humor | By Carolyn L. Barkley

(This article first appeared in the September 4, 2008 posting on our blog) I’m a firm believer that genealogy should be fun. If we lose sight of the enjoyment of solving puzzles and discovering new information, genealogy simply becomes work. To me having fun while researching takes many forms: talking to myself (statements like “well,[…]Read more

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Locating Your Roots. Discover Your Ancestors USING LAND RECORDS

Locating Your Roots. Discover Your Ancestors USING LAND RECORDS, By Patricia Law Hatcher

Land records–grants, deeds, mortgages, surveys, and more–are among the most valuable resources for genealogists to prove relationships and to point to new relationships. Why? One of the strongest motivators for American immigration was land, and one of the strongest motivators for migration within America was land. Because of this, land records are the most common[…]Read more

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Evidence Explained Review

More Glowing Reviews of ‘Evidence Explained’ Fourth Edition

The latest issue of the Tennessee Genealogical Society’s  Ansearchin’ News features two more reviews of the new edition of Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Here are the highlights:  In the first review, archivist and genealogist Melissa Barker writes, “Mills has done an excellent job in this fourth edition.[…]Read more

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAMILY TREEDNA

New eBook! THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAMILY TREEDNA: Y-DNA, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X-DNA

Publisher’s Note: Genealogical.com is delighted to announce the publication of the original e-Book, The Complete Guide to FamilyTreeDNA: Y-DNA, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X-DNA, by Roberta Estes,  author of the popular blog www.DNA-eXplained.com. On or about July 1, 2024, we shall also publish the 8-1/2” x 11” paperback version of The Complete Guide to FamilyTreeDNA. All[…]Read more

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Free Newspapers for German Genealogy

Free Newspapers for German Genealogy

Let’s say you are looking for the German origin of one of your ancestors, and you’ve exhausted your English-language sources. You are familiar with German genealogical words and phrases because you own a copy of Ernest Thode’s German-English Genealogical Dictionary. You’re reasonably confident that the missing ancestor came to the U.S. from Berlin, so what[…]Read more

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Table of Contents from THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAMILY TREEDNA: Y-DNA, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X-DNA

Table of Contents from THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAMILY TREEDNA:  Y-DNA, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X-DNA

The Complete Guide to FamilyTreeDNA: Y-DNA, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X-DNA, by Roberta Estes, is now available in print and eBook editions. To say that this new book covers its topic from A to Z would be an understatement. Even the helpful glossary of terms at the back of the book runs to seven pages. To[…]Read more

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR HISTORY

REVOLUTIONARY WAR HISTORY, by Jack Darrell Crowder

Former teacher and school administrator Jack Darrell Crowder has devoted much of his adult life to studying the American Revolution. He has also made it his business to convert his learning into informative, illustrated books written for the ordinary reader, not academicians. Genealogical.com has published six of Mr. Crowder’s books, each of which is described briefly[…]Read more

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